Birch Coulee Battlefield
The site of the Battle of Birch Coulee
Today a peaceful prairie, Birch Coulee was the site of one of the deadliest battles of the US-Dakota War, over 150 years ago.
This site is managed by the Renville County Historical Society.
Hours and admission
The trails are open daily, from dawn until dusk. Trails are not maintained in the winter.
Jct of Renville Cty Hwy 2 and Hwy 18
Morton, MN 56270
What to see and do
Tour the self-guided trails where markers explain the battle from both Dakota and US soldiers’ perspectives.