Birch Coulee Battlefield 

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Birch Coulee Battlefield

32469 Redwood County Hwy 2
Morton, MN 56270

Located three miles north of Morton at the junction of Renville Co. Hwys. 2 and 18, off of U.S. Hwy. 71.

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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.


Open daily year-round dawn to dusk. Trails are not maintained in the winter.


Free admission

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