About Traverse des Sioux Park

Managed by the Nicollet County Historical Society, Traverse Des Sioux Park, on the north side of St. Peter,  was long a home of the Dakota People.

In 1851, the park was the signing site of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux between the US government and the Dakota.

The History Center and park are memorials to local history. Visitors can enjoy hiking or biking on the park’s many trails or contact the History Center to setup a guided tour.




  • Daily May–October: Dawn to dusk


1851 N Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter