Pond-Dakota Mission Park and Gideon Pond House, Bloomington

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
The Gideon and Agnes Pond House was built in 1856 by missionaries to the Dakota Indians on the bluff overlooking the Minnesota River. The house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in the beautiful Pond Dakota Mission Park in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Pond Dakota Heritage Society and the City of Bloomington provide programs and tours on Sunday afternoons. The event schedule is published on the Pond Dakota Heritage Society Facebook page. Like us there!
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  • Great place to learn a bit about Bloomington and how the area was settled. Great building and surrounding area. During fall there is a "River Rendezvous" event with reenactments of the era and...  more »
  • A nice hidden Gem. Great view,good walking trails close to the river. I get to this area often because I love the quiet nature walk paths!  more »
  • I stumbled upon this place as a boy while riding the trails I found it fascinating. Now I own a home very near by and have spent many hours walking with my child and dogs. Winter events are especially fun when they have the fireplace going in the addition.
  • Pretty cool little historical site in the middle of the big city. Historically significant and overlooked, it is neat to see how it ties in to the river history being the local mission on the Minnesota, upstream from Fort Snelling and the Henry Sibley trading post. It is connected to the river hiking and biking trails that run from the old ferry bridge up to Fort Snelling.

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