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Address: 32469 County Highway 2, Morton, MN 56270-1224
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Site of the Battle of Birch Coulee, one of the hardest fought battles of...

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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Difficult to find, but worth the effort

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 May 2015
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. I also recommend visits to the Lower Sioux Agency historic site, Fort Ridgely and the... More 

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Lester Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

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Webster City, Iowa, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Henderson, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Willmar, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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