Lower Sioux Agency 

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Lower Sioux Agency

32469 Co Hwy 2
Morton, MN 56270

Nine miles east of Redwood Falls and 1.5 miles east of Jackpot Junction Casino & Hotel. Free onsite parking.

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Established in 1853 by the U.S. government as the administrative center of the newly created Dakota reservation and the site of the first organized attack in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. A history center exhibit explores the Dakota story before, during and after the War. Self-guided trails take visitors to the restored 1861 stone warehouse and the Redwood Ferry crossing. This Minnesota Historical Society historic site is managed by the Lower Sioux Indian Community.

Hours & Dates

Summer (April 22 - October 23)

  • Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
October 24-December 31, 2022: Open by appointment for field trips, tours, and special events.


  • Adult: $6.00
  • Seniors ages 65+ Veterans Active military* College students: $5.00
  • Children ages 5–17: $4.00
  • Children age 4 and under: FREE
  • MNHS members and Lower Sioux Community members: FREE
  • *Blue Star Families (Armed Forces Day - Labor Day): FREE

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Native American pow wow dancer in regalia

Dressed in full powwow regalia, a Native American man dances at the Prairie Island Indian Community Wacipi near Red Wing / <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/number7cloud/35672944072/" title="Lorie Shaull flickr page">Lorie Shaull</a>, shared under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode" title="Creative Commons license">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>

Winding scenic byway in Frontenac State Park

Autumn at Frontenac State Park / Flickr user <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/evilfoo/10381920354/" title="evilfoo on Flickr">evilfoo</a>, shared under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/" title="Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0 License">CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a>

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