The Pipestone County Museum is a professionally operated facility presenting the area's history in a range of interpretive exhibits. It is considered by many to be among the best museums in the state for its size. The Museum has four exhibit galleries on two floors focusing on Pipestone County history and happenings.
The Rock Island Railroad depot is Pipestone's only remaining depot from the heyday of railroads.
Pipestone National Monument offers an opportunity to explore American Indian culture and the natural resources of the tall grass prairie. Established by Congress in 1937 to protect the historic pipestone quarries, the site is considered sacred by many American Indians. Spanning centuries of use, American Indians continue to quarry pipestone which they carve into sacred pipes.
These large granite boulders have long been known as the Three Maidens. With smaller fragments, they once formed one large single boulder some 50 feet in diameter. The boulder was deposited by glaciers. There are various legends regarding The Three Maidens, a popular Pipestone landmark.
Your trip to Pipestone won't be complete without a visit to our Downtown Historic District. To really enjoy the Historic District, take a walking tour. In the space of a walk of about a dozen blocks, you can enjoy and learn about much of Pipestone's rich architectural past. While enjoying your walk, stop in at any of the several stores and shops along the way. Guided tours of the Historic District may also be arranged with the Pipestone County Museum.