The Abbie Gardner cabin, neighboring museum and historical monument are tucked away in a city park setting a short distance from Arnold's Park. Visitors learn the history of the Spirit Lake Massacre in which many of the earliest white settlers in this area were killed or kidnapped in a confrontation with Native Americans. Definitely take the time to watch the interpretive film in the small museum. It explains the history of the area and the events immediately leading up to the killings, and the major life events of survivor Abbie Gardner. Very important for everyone to know the history of the westward expansion that displaced Native people. The monument dates to the 1890's and lists all the names of the deceased settlers; very moving.