Day Trips

Adventure Is Just A Day Away

Looking for adventures in Tatanka Bluffs with only a day to spare? Don’t fret; there are plenty of trips to take around Tatanka Bluffs that will have you back in town in time for dinner.

Stay tuned for more information about our pre-planned day trips. In the meantime, call the Redwood Chamber and Tourism office for more information: 507-637-2828.

Prior to your visit to the area, please take and watch this documentary produced by TPT on “Little Crow and the Dakotah War”   airing in April 2017!

Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway Mobile Tour | — great tool to use with your Smartphone!

Call 888-601-3010 and listen to stories and reflections about historic sites along the Minnesota River Valley. Learn about the people who lived there and the lasting impact of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Call from any location–from the byway, from home, from anywhere. Press the * key on your phone at any time to return to the menu and select another stop. More stops will be added in 2013 (Download the Travel Guide ).

Stop #1 Introduction
Hear about the Dakota origins, the settlers who moved to Minnesota, reflections about the war from Dakota today and a poem by Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan.

Stop #2 Traverse des Sioux
Listen to perspectives on the treaty signings of 1851 and 1858 and their lasting impact.

Stop #3 New Ulm, Minnesota
Hear descriptions of European immigrant life on the prairie and the legacy 1862 left with the people of New Ulm.

Stop #4 Lower Sioux Agency
Gain insights into the notion of land and home along the Minnesota River Valley and how the war changed this.

Stop #5 Birch Coulee Battlefield
Hear reflections on the spiritual connection Dakota people have with the land and their fight for survival.

Stop #6 Upper Sioux Agency
Hear reflections on the values and enduring strength of the Dakota.

Stop #7 Camp Release
Hear the story of Mazasa and learn about the mounting tensions among the Dakota leading up to the war.

The tour is funded by a grant from the National Scenic Byways Discretionary Grants Program administered by the Federal Highway Administration.