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There is a set of historic buildings in downtown Pipestone made from the quartzite rock

The quartzite rock in the Pipestone National Monument had to be removed to get a the layer of soft... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert W
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Park Ridge, Illinois
beautiful buildings

There are many beautiful buildings built 1880-1900. There is a nice civil war statue with the names... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pamela B
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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2 days ago
“There is a set of historic buildings in downtown Pipestone made from the quartzite rock”
4 weeks ago
“beautiful buildings”
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Downtown area featuring distinctively-designed buildings made of indigenous stone.
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Pipestone, MN
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The quartzite rock in the Pipestone National Monument had to be removed to get a the layer of soft red Pipestone rock. That hard quartzite was used in making several buildings in downtown Pipestone.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many beautiful buildings built 1880-1900. There is a nice civil war statue with the names of those from the county who died in Civil and Spanish-American Wars. It was later in the day so I did not go into the museum or buildings.

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I wanted to love this town, but there is too much construction, and not much is going on in this small town. The historic hotel is cool, but this town is one to just drive through.

Thank Karyn B
Reviewed 28 April 2018

The area is full of interesting biuldings that have been preserved and designated National Historic Sites. There's an Arts Center in an old Masonic building, animpressive 1904 courthouse, an hotel from the turn of the century made from the local pink and purple stone. There's...More

Thank Nolafan2164
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I visited the courthouse grounds with my great uncle. I saw the tree planted for my mom's first cousin who has been missing since the Vietnam War and I got to see my great great grandfathers name on the civil war memorial in the park....More

Thank CoodlasMama
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a typical small American town. It has plenty of local history. Many streets here have no stop or yield signs at the intersection of streets. They expect people to respect others.

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I love old places like this, the building is one of a kind, old and antique, with a great history which includes a ghost named Charlie. Visit the museums in town and they will be happy to fill you in on the history of the...More

Thank memyself2015
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Loved this town! The buildings are stunning and everyone was very friendly. The historic museum has a walking tour booklet as well

1  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

The city was beautiful, but not vibrant. We enjoyed our tour of the history center. It is somewhat small, but for $3 a person we felt they did a very nice job conveying the local history. The drive there Was nice as were the people...More

1  Thank Dee B
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Pipestone was a very prosperous town in the 1890s, and the historic district shows it in some amazing and beautiful stone buildings. Many have historic plaques that help interpret them, but I wanted a brochure to put it all together--how did they make so much...More

Thank TallyLassy850
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