Shop Local this Holiday Season!

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2016 Prairie Waters Annual Gathering

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Things to do in the Prairie Waters

The Prairie Waters region is located roughly three hours west of the Twin Cities and provides a refreshing getaway from the hectic city life. Visitors find it easy to slow down and enjoy their surrounding, local restaurants and enjoy the sports in a scenic setting. Best of all, the region provides a nice variety of activities for all ages, interests, and activity levels as well as a long list of … [Read more...]

National Tourism Week – Economic Impacts!

National Tourism Week! This nationwide week (May 1-8) of events serves to champion the power of our industry. A wide cross section of travel and tourism professionals work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy. So, what do you think of when you hear the word tourism? Do you think of hotels, resorts, and … [Read more...]

So many disc golf courses to choose from!

Montevideo: Clarkfield: Madison: Canby: Granite Falls: Appleton:   … [Read more...]

Hunt. Eat. Sleep. REPEAT!

Hunt || Eat || Sleep || REPEAT! You can do it all at the Watson Hunting Camp! The Watson Hunting Camp specializes in offering you a high quality hunting experience. Located in the heart of the Lac qui Parle Wildlife refuge in Western Minnesota, the hunting opportunities available at the camp are very diverse and plentiful. Owner Chuck Ellingson offers a fully guided Canada goose hunting … [Read more...]

#PrairieWaters photo contest!

Submit your favorite photo of the Prairie Waters Region using the #PrairieWaters for a chance to win prizes! Winners will be chosen August 31st, so get creative! Submit photos via Instagram or Facebook. … [Read more...]

Museums Galore!

The Prairie Waters Region offers a variety of Museums to be explored! Tucked amongst the fields and prairie you’ll find communities rich in culture and heritage and classic buildings listed on the National Register. Home to local festivals and museums, U.S.-Dakota War sites, local museums chock full of rural artifacts and stories, the Fagen Fighters World War II Museum, and some of Minnesota’s … [Read more...]

Hello Summer!

SUMMER IS HERE and that means museums are opening, birds are chirping, and mother nature is showing off her bright and vibrant colors! The Prairie Waters region offers a variety of outdoor activities for all ages! Biking: There are miles of country backroads in our region with a variety of scenery and terrain. Bike around Lac qui Parle Lake, or travel on the Minnesota River Valley National … [Read more...]

What’s on your Bucket List? You can do it here!

Visit Minnesota’s largest cottonwood tree: It’s 139 years old and features a 90-foot-wide crown, and a trunk over 10 feet in diameter! Visit the oldest rock in the world: A granite-like rock formed of layers of quartz, mica and similar materials over 3.8 billion years ago! Bird watch on Minnesota’s only salt lake: (1/3 as salty as seawater) this 312-acre body of shallow water attracts an … [Read more...]