What to See and Do

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as you immerse yourself in the deep and storied history of the river crossing.

The trails of Traverse des Sioux

Take a self-guided tour along the 10,000-year-old Minnesota River Valley trails. Placards scattered along the trail share information about Dakota culture, the 1851 treaty, and its effects on people, transportation, the fur trade, and the town of Traverse des Sioux.

The Treaty Site History Center

To learn more about the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux and the people who lived here, visit the adjacent Treaty Site History Center, the headquarters of the Nicollet County Historical Society. A county museum and more, the site’s exhibits explore the fascinating history of Nicollet County and Minnesota’s territorial expansion.

The Treaty Site History Center is not a part of the Minnesota Historical Society