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Birch Coulee Battlefield

32469 County Highway 2, Morton, MN 56270-1224
+1 800-657-3773
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Take the time to find it...then walk it.

It's a bit hard to locate. Once found, walk the trails. It's easy to see why the Dakota had easy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lakeland, Minnesota
Tells the whole story of the battle

The entire story of the battle, including the reason the battle occurred, are told through... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2015
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Site of the Battle of Birch Coulee, one of the hardest fought battles of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Visitors can tour the self-guided trails where markers explain the battle from Dakota and U.S. soldiers' perspectives. Birch Coulee Battlefield is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic site is open daily dawn to dusk between May and October.
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1 week ago
“Take the time to find it...then walk it.”
17 Jun 2015
“Tells the whole story of the battle”
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32469 County Highway 2, Morton, MN 56270-1224
+1 800-657-3773
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit hard to locate. Once found, walk the trails. It's easy to see why the Dakota had easy pickens in the tall Sept grass. The two 50' tall monuments are even harder to find on the East side of Morton. I lived in...More

Thank BrianKlawitter
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

The entire story of the battle, including the reason the battle occurred, are told through interpretive displays here. There are displays only. Restrooms are found in the adjoining county park.

Thank oakdale6884
Reviewed 16 May 2015

I read the book "Dakota Dawn", so I looked forward to actually seeing The Birch Cooley Battlefield during our recent trip to New Ulm, MN. This historic site is not manned, but the signage around the battlefield provided an excellent overview of events that occurred....More

Reviewed 5 June 2014

Our family really enjoyed this trail and site. We loved how it was set up so that we could really get a feel for how it might have been.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

It's a bit of American history I was not familiar with. Glad I stopped when I was in the neighborhood. It was well presented and kept up.

Thank Dwanyne A
Reviewed 26 June 2013

It was an interesting walk on the path with stops to read about the 36 hour battle. Nice park area also.

1  Thank Robin L
Reviewed 19 January 2013

it was great bicycled and hiked the trails and biked to morton enjoyed all of the photo stories of the battle learned alot also went to nearby fort ridgley state park to learn more bout the battles fought in the indian wars

Thank roger a
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Very cool, interesting little park. Very pretty with the creek that runs through it and the picnic area was nice. Lots of history!

Thank 320kari
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