Art, Culture & History

mnHome to some of Minnesota’s renowned author and artists, our area is rich in culture and heritage. Find a folk art school in the middle of the prairie, or see a high quality performance. Follow the river of stories and the historic attractions along the Minnesota River. Discover the essence of our area. Whether it is shopping, historical attractions, local foods, you’ll be surprised at all there is to do!

From the Meander Art Crawl to a spoon carving class, there is something exciting to do for the the whole family!

Participate in the Arts

Meander Art Crawl
Milan Village Arts School
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
Appleton's 52 Wing Auditorium
The Prairie Arts Center
Montevideo Music Boosters
Granite Falls Area Community Theater
Granite Area Arts Council (GAAC)

Explore Our History

iTucked 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 renowned authors and artists; the land is a true reflection of its rich history. We invite you to explore our history, and make memories of your own to last a lifetime.

Chippewa County Historical Society
Lac Qui Parle Mission
Swensson Farm
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
Lac Qui Parle History Center
Minnesota's Machinery Museum
Yellow Medicine County Museum & Historical Society

Explore the Area