This list of sites along the entire Byway are listed in order from west to east along the Minnesota River Valley.
For your convenience, we have separated the Byway into segments. Click on any of the icons below to view the list of sites in that particular segment of the Byway.
Montevideo Historic BuildingsView on Map Open in Google Maps
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 MontevideoMontevideo, MN 56265
Brown County Historical MuseumView on Map Open in Google Maps
This notable building was built in 1910 in an eye-catching Northern German Renaissance-style, as the town’s Post Office; becoming the County Museum in 1984. Inside are three floors of rotating exhibits, featuring an award-winning exhibit of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. It contains over 5,000 family history files to help researchers. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 to 4 pm, May 1 to Oct. 31, reduced hours in the off-season. $5 admittance.2 N Broadway St
New Ulm, MN 56073
Minneopa State ParkView on Map Open in Google Maps
A major waterfall in southwestern Minnesota tumbles through Minneopa State Park. An old stone mill and traces of Glacial River Warren can be found in the midst of the park’s native prairie that is filled with wildlife. The park offers camping, picnicking, and hiking in summer and cross-country skiing in winter.54497 Gadwall Rd
Mankato, MN 56001
Reconciliation ParkView on Map Open in Google Maps
On the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history, the park was dedicated on September 19, 1997, as a collaboration of the Bdewakaŋtuŋwaŋ Dakota and Mankato communities in a spirit of reconciliation.100 N Riverfront Dr
Mankato, MN 56220
Kasota Prairie Scientific & Natural AreaView on Map Open in Google Maps
Located on a rock terrace 70 feet above the Minnesota River Valley, the Kasota Prairie, meaning “cleared-off plac”, is named for its view. Tread lightly, as there are no walking paths here, but the walking is rated relatively easy and bird watching is good.Township Road 140
Kasota, MN 56050
Treaty Site History CenterView on Map Open in Google Maps
On this site, the Dakota signed a treaty with the U.S. government, along with another treaty signed a few weeks later, that transferred to the government 24 million acres of Dakota land. The History Center features an exhibit on the 1851 Traverse des Sioux Treaty, displays on local history topics.1851 N. Minnesota Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082