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The city of Pipestone is located in southwestern Minnesota. The town of over 4,000 is the home of the famous Pipestone National Monument. The pipestone quarries are located within walking distance of the Civil War grounds. Pipestone's historic downtown district features over twenty buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These include the Calumet Hotel, Pipestone County Museum and the Pipestone County Courthouse. Intersected by Highways 75, 23 and 30, Pipestone is located approximately 200 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul and 220 miles from Omaha, Nebraska. The event site is located north of the city on Hiawatha Avenue North and 9th Street Northeast off of Hwy 75.



2012 Map of the CWD Grounds (subject to change)

 
 

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Directions to the grounds:

From downtown Pipestone: Head East on Main Street toward Hiawatha Avenue. Turn left (North) on Hiawatha Avenue. Drive approximately 6 blocks, event parking and registration is on the left after the playground.
 
From Interstate 29 in South Dakota (approximately 30 minutes): Take the exit for Highway 34 East toward Minnesota. At the Minnesota border Hwy 34 becomes Hwy 30, continue to Pipestone. In Pipestone (past Hank's Grocery store) take a left onto Hiawatha Ave. If you drive under the railroad underpass you have gone too far. Stay on Hiawatha through town, continue about 4 blocks past Main Street. Parking and registration will be on your left after the playground.

From Marshall, Minnesota (approximately 45 minutes): Take Highway 23 South toward Pipestone. Highway 23 merges with Highway 75 at Pipestone. Turn right onto Hwy 75 North, take an immediate left on 4th Street NE. Turn right onto Hiawatha Avenue. Parking and registration will be on your left after the playground. (If you miss 4th Street off of Hwy 75 you can take a left on 9th Street, at the Pipestone Monument sign, followed by a left onto Hiawatha.)

From Slayton, Minnesota (approximately 30 minutes): Travel West on Highway 30 toward Pipestone. Hwy 30 merges with Hwy 75 and Hwy 23 in Pipestone. Turn right at the McDonalds stop light onto Hwy 75 North. Stay on Hwy 75 past Main Street. After the exit for Hwy 23 North, take a left onto 4th Street NE. Take a right onto Hiawatha Ave. Parking and registration will be on your left after the playground.
 
From the South, Traveling West on Interstate 90: Take the exit for Highway 75 North toward Luverne, Minnesota. Drive through Luverne staying on 75 until you reach Pipestone (approximately 30 minutes). At Pipestone, turn left at the intersection of Hwy 75 and Hwy 30 to stay on Hwy 75. Turn right at the McDonalds stop light to stay on Hwy 75. Continue North on Hwy 75 past Main Street. After the exit for Hwy 23 North, take a left on 4th Street NE. Take a right onto Hiawatha Avenue. Parking and registration will be on your left after the playground.

From the South, Traveling East on Interstate 90: Take Exit 1, Hwy 23 North toward Pipestone (approximately 30 minutes). Drive through Jasper and Ihlen (watch your speed). When you reach Pipestone, take a right to stay on Hwy 23. At the McDonalds stop light, Hwy 23 and Hwy 75 merge; take a left. Continue North on Hwy 75 past Main Street. After the exit for Hwy 23 North, take a left on 4th Street NE. Take a right onto Hiawatha Avenue. Parking and registration will be on your left after the playground.



 

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