Pipestone National Monument

Size: 282 Acres

Overview: American Indians have quarried the red pipestone found at this site for generations upon generations. This is a sacred area to many people, because the pipestone is made into pipes for prayer and spiritual ceremonies. By using the pipe, the smoke carries one’s prayer to the Great Spirit. This site offers visitors a chance to become acquainted with these age-old traditions and customs. The park must be explored on foot. A trail guide pamphlet is available at the visitor center. Paths are wheelchair accessible.

Fees, permits, and reservations may apply.

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