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 played at the pipestone quarry lake for nearly 60 years and ended in 2008.
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.edit
Keepers of the Sacred Tradition, 400 N. Hiawatha Ave (just south of the pipestone quarries), ☎ 507 825 3734, . 12-5. Pipestone, buckskin, American Indian Art, Pipestone Unique Giftsedit
Pipestone Indian Shrine Association, 36 Reservation Ave. Authentic Handmade American Indian Pipestone Pipes. edit
Pipestone National Monument, 36 Reservation Ave. Visitors Center, Pipestone Quarries, Trails, Tallgrass Prairie, Winnewissa Fallsedit
Pipestone Performing Arts Center, 104 Main Street East, ☎ (507) 825-2020. edit
Quarry Twin Theatre, 204 Main Street East, ☎ (507) 825-3522. edit
Royal River Casino, 607 S. Veterans Street, Flandreau SD, ☎ (605) 997-3746. please show me the casino and lodging optionsedit
Pipestone County Museum, 113 S. Hiawatha Ave.. edit
Pipestone Golf & Country Club, 1105-8th Street SE, ☎ (507) 825-2592. edit
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