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Stories and Tips Pipestone

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The Pipes and Quarry

Written by Casual Tourist on 12 Nov, 2000

The rock at Pipestone is extremely hard and standing in the quarry you wonder how the Native Americans cut and shaped this stone. The stone in this quarry has been used for many, many years by the Plains Indians for their peace pipes.…Read More


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The Oracle

Written by Casual Tourist on 12 Nov, 2000

Along the Circle Tour you will find the Oracle. It is a natural rock outcropping that resembles an old man. If you stand quietly you will hear the old man speak to you, just as the Native American people did for ages before…Read More


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The Circle Trail

Written by Casual Tourist on 12 Nov, 2000

This trail traverses 3/4 miles of fascinating rock passages, woods and prairie land. It winds past Winnewissa Falls, a beautiful spot to stop and reflect on the wonder of this unique place set on the edge of the prairie. Along the way, there are stone…Read More


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Visitor Center

Written by Casual Tourist on 12 Nov, 2000

Like all good National Monuments, Pipestone has a great Visitor Center. Here can be found peace pipes made by Native Americans, as well as many other articles produced by Native Americans. From April through October there are cultural demonstrations at the Upper Midwest…Read More


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