Pipestone National Monument

Pipestone is a city in southwestern Minnesota. It is the seat of Pipestone County and has a population of 4554.

Pipestone is home to the famous Indian quarry at Pipestone National Monument. Many North American Indian tribes - including Ojibwa, Dakota, Oto, Pawnee, Sac Fox, and Lakota - came to quarry the sacred redstone known as pipestone or catlinite. The soft red pipestone is found under layers of the very hard Sioux quartzite. The pipestone became a valued trade item and was responsible for Pipestone becoming a Crossroads of the Indian World. The Song of Hiawatha Pageant has played at the pipestone quarry lake for nearly 60 years.

Get in

By Car

Pipestone is in southwestern Minnesota, at the meeting of Minnesota Highways 23 and 30 and US Route 75. It is 23 miles north of Interstate Highway 90.

By Plane

Sioux Falls Regional Airport (Joe Foss Field) is about 50 miles southeast, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Flights are offered to Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, Atlanta and Las Vegas.

Get around






Calumet Hotel


Hotels and Motels

Camping and RVs

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Routes through Pipestone

Moorhead Madison  N  S  Luverne Sioux City
Ends at W E  SW  NE  Marshall Saint Cloud

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