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It would be worth your while to stop & read what is written. The park is small but informative. The... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Brian N
A sign of peace

at the site of a mass execution on Dec. 26, 1865 in downtown Mankato, Minnesota. The names of those... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Eagle Lake, Minnesota
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Monument yes. Park, no. The monument is on Riverfront between where homeless people sleep in the library parking lot and the train depot area. It’s not a park. It’s insulting calling it a park.

Thank EmB595
Reviewed 9 July 2018

at the site of a mass execution on Dec. 26, 1865 in downtown Mankato, Minnesota. The names of those lost are honored and a large buffalo statue is present. Easily accessible and no charge.

1  Thank cap10miked
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Mankato was not settled without conflict, and a fair share was of its own making. This is a memorial to the disgrace of how one such conflict was handled. Nobody won here, and that is the important thought to take away. Powerful, real history here,...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I had goosebumps upon arriving. I wasn't sure what I would find at this "park. The memorial here is quite simple with a powerful message. I had tears in my eyes as I read the names on one side and prayers on the other. I...More

1  Thank charylec
Reviewed 11 September 2017

It would be worth your while to stop & read what is written. The park is small but informative. The library is right across the street if hungry for more information. Also, if you have a bicycle(s) with, a trail for such is directly behind...More

Thank Brian N
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My wife and I and another couple visited Reconcilliation Park about mid day on a Tuesday in July. We were the only ones present, and it was a moving experience for each of us. It appears that the buffalo is deteriorating; I suspect from freezing...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This is a small, but beautiful place that reminds us of the dangers of prejudice and intolerance. The park is a group of sculptures that honor the 38 Dakota Indians that were unjustly executed by order of President Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. This...More

Thank Enrique T
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Mankato, MN, has the unfortunate distinction of being the site of the largest mass execution in US history. On Dec. 26, 1862, at the end of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, 38 Dakota Sioux Indians were publicly hanged by the US Army for their attack...More

Thank pjsharad
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a special spot along the river where there was a hanging many years ago. of 38 Indians. This was on Dec 26, 1987. Each year they have a special commemoration of this event. They have different groups that ride in and take part...More

Thank mlmsun
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Very intense history, I visited it recently on a business trip. Who knew the largest mass execution in US history was tucked in this small city.

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