Tour the Prairie
FROM BICYCLE TRAILS TO MOUNTAIN BIKING TO WATERFALLS & PARKS
Hiawatha Pageant Park
Located near Pipestone National Monument and the site of Hiawatha Lodge, a rental space constructed in 2015 that’s available for wedding rentals and other gatherings. This large park also offers picnic areas, a fishing pond, and beautiful scenery. The park is directly attached to the grounds of the Three Maidens, along the entrance to the Pipestone National Monument. The Three Maidens are
huge boulders made of granite, for which there is no nearby source. They were carried here (likely as one large boulder) from further north by a glacier and left behind when the ice melted. Rocks like this are called ‘erratics.’
There are several different Indigenous traditions regarding the Three Maidens. Whether the Maidens hid in the rocks from violence, natural disaster, or were granted permission from the Great Spirit to stay at the quarries, the result is a sacred space where the Maidens act as caretakers or guardians of the quarries. Many American Indians leave offerings at the Three Maidens when they visit the quarries. Please be respectful of the reverence surrounding the Three Maidens by maintaining your distance and not disturbing any offerings left for them. Please do not climb on the Three Maidens.