We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Reconciliation Park

20 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

Reconciliation Park

20 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
20Reviews1Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Kate Illinois1 wrote a review Oct 2020
Chicago, Illinois3,108 contributions729 helpful votes
+1
The park is the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history where 38 Dakota Indians were hanged by the government. The bison sculpted from a 67-ton block of local Kasota limestone; it is surrounded by native flowers and prairie grasses. Near the bison there is a memorial that lists the names of the 38 Dakota Warriors who were hanged on December 26, 1862. Not sure if I would call this a park....it's a sorrowful small wedge of green space along a busy road. Parking is difficult....you may get lucky to find a space in the small adjacent depot parking lot or across the street at the library. The Winter Warrior is kneeling and looking on at the reconciliation park by the corner of the library.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Karen in Mpls. wrote a review Aug 2020
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota20 contributions4 helpful votes
I had no trouble parking in the small lot by the old train depot. The park is easy to spot from the road because of the large buffalo statue. I thought it was a moving experience to come to this park. The theme of the park--"Forgive Everybody Everything"--is just what we need in remembering the Dakota War.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Steve C wrote a review Nov 2019
Sanfe Bagar, Nepal6 contributions
Hotel nearby the site built on native American graveyard it a shame the city has no respect for the native Americans building hotels on the site of the native Americans dead graves really disrespectful to native Americans
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
Helpful
Share
dlfinn wrote a review Oct 2019
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota66 contributions19 helpful votes
we wanted to stop here, while at a wedding in Mankato, it was a Saturday, and the only parking place near the park, was blocked off, with some type of tailgating thing (must be a college deal), really I thing they should make this area a little more important, there were many lives lost here, that shouldnt have been,
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
Helpful
Share
Diana W wrote a review Oct 2019
8 contributions
The statue of the Bison was nice. There wasn't anyplace to park on a mid morning visit, so we didn't stay. Seemed like a very small park.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Helpful
Share
Previous