Pipestone, MN

Home of the Red Stone Pipe

Pipestone is located in extreme southwestern Minnesota and, as well as being renowned historically, today it is also a leader in wind technology with nearly 800 wind generators towering nearby. Less than a mile north of the city of Pipestone is the famous pipestone quarry, described in Native American legends as a “square-cut jewel lying upon folds of shimmering green velvet.” This is an accurate depiction of the red quartzite almost hidden by prairie grass. The quarry was designated a national monument by the United States in 1937 and is a “must see.” For thousands of years Native American Plains and Woodland Indian tribes—Ojibwa, Dakota, Oto, Pawnee, Sac Fox, Lakota—traveled great distances to the sacred pipestone quarries to use the stone in fashioning their ceremonial pipes. Pipestone’s historic downtown district has twenty beautiful Sioux Quartzite buildings erected from 1880 through 1900. All the buildings are listed on the National Registry for Historic Places. Pipestone is a prairie gem rich in fascinating things to do and see.

Sponsors of Pipestone, MN


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

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Events of Pipestone, MN


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

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Points of Interest of Pipestone, MN


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

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Community Organizations of Pipestone, MN


Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Pipestone County, MN


Visit our county page and you will learn about the contributions made by the citizens from our town and county (founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs and military veterans). Here you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Pipestone County, MN page.