Sites Along the Byway: Montevideo to Granite Falls

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Camp Release Memorial Monument

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An important location in the US - Dakota War of 1862, this site is where the Dakota re-released 269 white captives and about 1,200 Dakota people surrendered to the victorious U.S. armies at the end of the war.

Montevideo, MN 56265
Discovery Site, Interpretation, U.S. – Dakota War of 1862

Montevideo Historic Buildings

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Montevideo Historical-Chippewa Bank

Join us in Montevideo as we celebrate what makes America so great, keeping the history of our individuals while coming together as one people. Sites of interest in the area include: Chippewa Historic Village Camp Release Monument Minnesota River Rapids Milwaukee Road Heritage Center Hollywood Theater on Main Historic Swenson Farm in Montevideo

Montevideo, MN 56265
1-800-269-5527
Eating, Historic Town, Shopping

Milwaukee Heritage Depot

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This is a museum reviving the history of the Milwaukee Road Railroad.

301 State Road
Montevideo, MN 56265
Discovery Site, Interpretation, Museum

Historic Chippewa City

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Montevideo Historical-Chippewa Bank

A unique, 24-building, turn-of-the century village has been recreated here.

151 Pioneer Drive
Montevideo, MN 56265
320-269-7636
Destination, Interpretation, Museum, Shopping, U.S. – Dakota War of 1862

Minnesota River Valley Trail - Montevideo to Wegdahl

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This paved trail system begins with a well-developed system within the city of Montevideo and extends to the village of Wegdahl.

Montevideo, Minnesota 56265
1-800-269-5527
Biking, Discovery Site, Hiking/Skiing, Natural History

Olof Swensson Farm Museum

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Olof Swensson Farm Museum-horses

A 22-room house, timber-framed barn, family burial cemetery and remains of a grist mill.

115 Co. Rd. 15 SE
Granite Falls, MN 56241
320-269-7636
Discovery Site, Interpretation, Museum

Granite Falls Downtown District and River

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Granite Falls Downtown-clock

Shop, fish, picnic, or kayak in downtown Granite Falls along the Minnesota River.

Granite Falls, MN 56241
320-564-3743
Eating, Fishing/Hunting, Historic Town, Museum, Natural History, Paddling, Shopping

Granite Falls Footbridge

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A footbridge in downtown Granite Falls that crosses the Minnesota River and was designed by the famous Roebling & Sons Company.

813 Prentice St
Granite Falls, MN 56241
320.564.4039
Disc Golf, Discovery Site, Fishing/Hunting, Hiking/Skiing, Paddling

Yellow Medicine County Museum

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Granite Falls Downtown-oldest rock

A museum that focuses on geology, archaeology and Native American artifacts

98 Minnesota 67
Granite Falls, MN 56241
320-564-4479
Discovery Site, Interpretation, Museum, Natural History

Andrew J. Volstead House Museum

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Granite Falls-Volstead House

This National Historic Landmark is a restored home that tells the story of Andrew Volstead and his family.

163 9th Ave.
Granite Falls, MN 56241
320-564-3011
Discovery Site, Interpretation, Museum

Blue Devil Valley Scientific and Natural Area

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A granite outcrop community within the Minnesota River Valley that supports one of the largest known populations of the rare five-lined skink.

Granite Falls, MN 56208
Birding/Wildlife, Discovery Site, Natural History
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Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway