Traverse des Sioux

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  • Free. Adjacent Treaty Site History Center: $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS and NCHS members


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  • Adjacent to the Treaty Site History Center, on Hwy. 169, 1 mile N of St. Peter. GPS: 44.3485,-93.9505

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  • Open year round Daily, dawn–dusk. Adjacent Treaty Site History Center: Tue-Sat 10-4

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Native American Heritage

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    American Bison

    1851 N Minnesota Ave
    St Peter, MN 56082
    Call: (507) 934-2160

    As the largest mammal on the Great Plains, millions of bison once roamed North America and played an integral role in the livelihood of many American Indian tribes. The American bison is an animal built to live in harsh conditions and this is demonstrated through an activity called “Build a Bison.” We will also talk about the distribution of bison prior to the arrival of Europeans, the difference between the words “bison” and “buffalo,” and the conservation effort to save this American icon.

    Admission is free.

  2. Night Hike

    Night Hike

    1851 N Minnesota Ave
    St Peter, MN 56082
    Call: (507) 934-2160

    Lace up your hiking boots and join Minneopa Area Naturalist Scott Kudelka for a night hike on the Traverse des Sioux prairie!

    Darkness presents a whole new world to most of us. Very few of us spend extended periods of time in the dark and some people may even become fearful of the night. On the other hand, animals adapt their lives and themselves to the conditions of both day and night.

    On this hike we will learn how to use our five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell) in the dark without using any artificial light.

    Please meet in the lobby at the Treaty Site History Center at 6:55 PM and be ready to depart at 7:00 PM.

    Admission is free.

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