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Pond-Dakota Mission Park

This park houses a 19th century federalist style building on the National Register of Historic... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Alice C
Bloomington, Minnesota
Minnesota Historical Destination

Gaining access to Gideon's house may be dicey, due to schedule, but it is worth the short side... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2014
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 Jul 2018
“Historical Gem”
6 Oct 2017
“Pond-Dakota Mission Park”
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401 E 104th St, Bloomington, MN 55420-5416
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

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!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This park houses a 19th century federalist style building on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the Gideon and Agnes Pond House. The Pond Dakota Heritage Society hosts events at the Pond House every Sunday 1-4 pm, on the Dakota people, missionaries, and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Alice C
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The Pond-Dakota Mission Park and Gideon Pond House is a well-maintained house and grounds of one of the first missionary sites in Minnesota, Mr. Gideon. The Pond-Dakota is authentic and keeps to its historical mission. There are classes, tours and speakers to give visitors a...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank queenmalley
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Gaining access to Gideon's house may be dicey, due to schedule, but it is worth the short side trip, just for glorious view of the Minnesota River Valley. Particularly on a cold day, in late fall -- a visitor can not fail to time-travel back...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Triponeill
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I am a history fan so spending on the bluff of the Minnesota River Valley knowing the Indians camped just below is appealing to me. The Pond house is open for tours during limited hours. It is an out of the way place to go...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank TBPhineas
Reviewed 17 March 2014

This is a small gem of a historical house and park. For a visitor who is interested in the complex relations between Native Americans and white settlers, the house of Gideon and Agnes Pond (1856) tells an interesting story. Beginning in 1843 and continuing through...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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