On the Southern Portion of the Prairie Waters Region you will find Yellow Medicine County Nestled along the Minnesota River Valley. Here you will be able to paddle, fish, bike, and partake in so many more outdoor adventures along the Minnesota River!
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum is home to a pristine collection of fully operational, active aircraft and vehicles from World War II. Also featured are fine art, bronze sculptures, interactive multimedia displays, and an ever-growing library. The facility is designed as a self guided experience, and gives a rare look into the lives and legacy of the Greatest Generation.
Minnesota’s Machinery Museum
The Minnesota Machinery Museum features five large buildings (26,000 sq ft) on a beautiful six-acre site. Its mission is to recapture a century of stories about farm life. Implements, tools, tractors and gas engines in mint condition along with rural art help you look back to an era when neighbors worked together to harvest their crops, raise barns and build a better life for their families.
Upper Sioux Agency State Park
Upper Sioux Agency State Park contains the site of the Upper Sioux or Yellow Medicine Agency. The park was established in 1963 to preserve and interpret the remains of the old Agency site. The park covers 1,280 acres and offers diversity: open prairie knolls, bluffs, and cool, wooded slopes. From the visits, visitors enjoy the trails which are ideal for horseback riding, hiking, skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling.
In a history-filled river valley, a Wacipi celebrates Dakota culture. But on the first weekend of August, people of indigenous and European descent alike come to Upper Sioux Agency State Park to have a good time. At a wacipi, or powwow, the tradition of welcoming outsiders has held steady for many generations.
The world’s oldest rock is located right in Yellow Medicine County! The exposed rock is 3.8 billion years old, which is impressive considering the earth itself is only 4.5 billion years. This rock was exposed from the mantle when Glacial Lake Agassiz emptied into the ocean during the last Ice Age. The draining of this impossibly huge lake apparently caused the ocean to rise 1-3 feet. Walk right up to it and touch a piece of true geologic history if you want!
Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort
Prairies Edge Casino Resort; proudly owned & operated by the Upper Sioux Community, is located three miles south of Granite Falls on Highway 23 and offers everything you need for the ideal getaway. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy one of our luxurious hotel rooms and suites, exhilarating gaming action with close to 1000 of your favorite games, exceptional cuisine, and our spacious Convention Center whose staff would be happy to host your next meeting or special event. Therefore, we invite you to explore Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort. We know you will enjoy your stay!
Stone Hill Regional Park, Del Clark Lake
Stone Hill and Del Clark Lake extend a warm invitation to you and your family to join us for the fun and relaxation of getting away to enjoy nature and the great outdoors! This park and lake offers a hard surface access road leads you to 64 spacious campsites. They offer electric, water and sewer hook-ups at most sites for your camping needs. Primitive sites are also available.
Yellow Medicine County Historical Society
The Yellow Medicine County Historical Society was first organized in 1937 with officers from all parts of the county. Museum displays tell a story of the geology and archaeology of the Minnesota Valley, Native American history, and pioneer life in the county. The museum maintains a fine historical reference and genealogical library available during museum hours and by appointment.
Yellow Medicine County Fair
Cheese curds, Ferris Wheel rides, Demo Derbies, Sprint Racing, who doesn’t love a county fair! Canby is home to the Yellow Medicine County Fair! Since 1899. A celebration for those near and far that showcases all that the county has to offer. Plenty of things to do and see for young and old such as children’s activities, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, livestock and agriculture competitions, midway rides and much, much more. For more details and updates on the upcoming attractions and events visit Yellow Medicine County Fair.