Camp Release Memorial Monument

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    West of Montevideo, MN, the monument is located on a six acre site that became the first state park in MN. There are three structures on the site, a granite obelisk that stands between 50 to 55 feet tall, a metal marker put in place in 1989 by the Minnesota Historical Society, and an entrenchment dug by U.S troops in 1862. The monument is in memory of the release of 259 captives during the Dakota war of  1862, and  was erected in 1894.  Camp Release Memorial Wayside is also the oldest wayside rest on the Mn/DOT trunk highway system.


Site Address: U.S. 212, Montevideo, MN 56265
Mailing Address: Mn/DOT, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155-1899
Phone: 651-296-3000 or toll free at 800-657-3774