City of Granite Falls

Nestled along the banks of the Minnesota River, located in Yellow Medicine and Chippewa Counties, is the river valley community of Granite Falls. Today’s Granite Falls lifestyle includes many cultural opportunities, including the Granite Area Arts Council located in the K.K. Berge Building. A gift shop features local artists, while the gallery features a new artist every six weeks. Classes and cultural events are held in the building, which is also the home of the Granite Falls Chamber and tourism information. Riverside Market and Muse is a monthly market held on the downtown plazas. Free for vendors and offering free entertainment, this family-friendly event takes place on the second Saturday of the month, from May through September. The Western Fest Stampede PRCA Rodeo is the annual city event  featuring a parade, kids activities, street dances, and a nightly rodeo. The Yellow Medicine County Museum at the intersection of Highways 23 & 67 features exhibits from Granite Falls’ past, including displays of history, geology, archaeology, and Native American artifacts. The Minnesota River flows through town, offering opportunities for fishing, paddling, and birding. Or just seek out back roads following the Minnesota River Valley National  Scenic Byway for a discovery trip featuring historic sites and unique geology. Enjoy the scenic riverside, Highway 212 shopping and restaurants, Granite Run golf course, baseball at Richter Field, and indoor pool and other activities at the Kilowatt Community Center. Memorial Park on Highway 67 offers camping, hiking, biking, fishing, and river activities. Three miles south of Granite Falls, you’ll find Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort, proudly owned and operated by the Upper Sioux Community. Prairie’s Edge features luxurious hotel rooms and suites, exhilarating gaming action, exceptional cuisine, and a spacious convention center. Just south of Prairie’s Edge lies western Minnesota’s most recent treasure: the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum. More history can be found at the Andrew J. Volstead House, “Father of Prohibition,” a National Historic Landmark near downtown Granite Falls. Grab a printed guide at the chamber office and follow the “Prohibition Story” through downtown, across the Historic Roebling Footbridge that spans the Minnesota River in downtown Granite Falls, then top off your visit with a salty snack at Granite Falls Kiwanis Popcorn Stand—open nightly from 7-9:30pm during the summer.

Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
Prairies Edge Resort & Casino
Andrew J. Volstead House Museum
Memorial Park
Lee-Mar Ranch Equine Center
Minnesota West Community & Technical College

Granite Falls, Minnesota