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Pipestone

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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.

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By Car[edit]

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[edit]

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.

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  • Walking Tour - Walk the streets of Pipestone and view the unique buildings, building materials, and hues. A self-guided tour can take as little as 30 minutes or can last hours. The variety of architectural styles and details is impressive for such a small city.
  • Fort Pipestone, 104-9th Street NE. Indian Crafts, Pipestone Souvenirs, Collectables, Jewelry, and more.
  • Keepers of the Sacred Tradition, N. Hiawatha Ave. American Indian Art, Pipestone Unique Gifts
  • Pipestone Indian Shrine Association, 36 Reservation Ave. Authentic Handmade American Indian Pipestone Pipes.
  • Pipestone National Monument, 36 Reservation Ave. Visitors Center, Pipestone Quarries, Trails, Tallgrass Prairie, Winnewissa Falls
  • Pipestone Performing Arts Center, 104 Main Street East, +1 507 825-2020.
  • Quarry Twin Theatre, 204 Main Street East, +1 507 825-3522.
  • Royal River Casino, 607 S. Veterans Street, Flandreau SD, +1 605 997-3746.
  • Pipestone County Museum, 113 S. Hiawatha Ave..
  • Pipestone Golf & Country Club, 1105-8th Street SE, +1 507 825-2592.

Buy[edit]

  • A&S Drugs, 101 Main Street West, +1 507 825-3100. (Prescriptions, Sundries, Gifts, Photo Developing)
  • Downtown Hobby Shoppe, 115 W Main St, +1 507 825-4309.
  • Geyerman's Clothing Co, 201 Main St W, 825-4655. (Women's Clothing)
  • Geyerman's Clothing Co for Men, 110 Main St W 562-9200 (Men's Clothing)
  • Pamida - 1002-7th Street SE, +1 507 825-5442.
  • Liberty Pawn, Coins & Antiques, 224 Main St W, 825-4404.
  • Loopy's Dollar Store, 123 Main Street West, +1 507 825-5674.
  • M & M: Fleet and Farm Store, 2nd Street NW.
  • Monk's Second Hand Store, 213 W Main St, 562-4001.
  • Pipestone Interiors, 204 Main St W, 825-4277. (Furniture and Floor Covering)
  • Snyder Drug, Highway 30 and 8th Ave SE, +1 507 825-4259.
  • So-Jo's Sportswear & Embroidery, 107 W Main St, 825-2906. (Personalized Caps, Jackets, & More)
  • The Clothier By Dawn, 110 Main St E, 825-2916. (Women's Clothing)
  • True Value Hardware, 207 W Main St, +1 507-825-3792.

Eat[edit]

  • American Legion, 117 S. Hiawatha Ave.
  • China Inn, 211-2nd Street NW, +1 507-825-0088.
  • Dar's Pizza, 607-8th Ave SW, +1 507-825-4261.
  • Dari King, Hwy 30 W & 5th Ave SW.
  • Dairy Queen, Hwy 23 & 75.
  • Historic Calumet Inn, 104 W Main Street, +1-800-535-7610.
  • Kelly's Koffee, 217-8th Ave SE, +1 507-562-5282.
  • Lange's Cafe & Bakery, 110-8th Ave SE, +1 507-825-4488. (open 24 hours)
  • Maverick's, Hwy 30 & 75.
  • McDonald's, - 609-8th Ave SE, +1 507-825-3222. (Indoor play area, Wi-Fi Location)
  • Subway, 520-8th Ave SE, +1 507-825-5951.
  • Pizza Hut, 413-8th Ave SE, +1 507-825-5886.
  • Pizza Ranch, West Main St.
  • Subway Sandwich Shop, Hwy 23 & 75 at Hwy 30.
  • The Glass House Restaurant and Catering, Ihlen, +1 507-348-7651.
  • The Villager Restaurant, Highway 75 North, +1 507-825-5242.

Drink[edit]

  • American Legion Hall, 117 Hiawatha Ave S, +1 507-825-3211.
  • Historic Calumet Inn, 104 W Main Street, +1-800-535-7610.
  • The Glass House Restaurant and Catering, Ihlen, +1 507-348-7651.
  • Maverick's, Hwy 30 & 75.
Calumet Hotel

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Routes through Pipestone
MoorheadMadison  N US 75.svg S  LuverneSioux City
Ends at W I-90.svg E  SW MN-23.svg NE  MarshallSaint Cloud



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