Nestled along the banks of the Minnesota River, just past the Chippewa County border is the quaint town of Granite Falls. In our community parks, such as Memorial, Lende Plaza and Sorlien, visitors and residents alike experience the peaceful lifestyle of this prairie river community.
Today’s Granite Falls lifestyle includes many cultural opportunities including the Prairie Arts Chorale, theatre, poetry, dance and orchestra. The Western Fest Stampede PRCA Rodeo and other summer activities represent western culture annually, and the Yellow Medicine County Museum at the intersection of Hwys 23 & 67 features exhibits from Granite Falls’ past, including displays of history, geology, archaeology and Native American artifacts. Site of some of the oldest exposed rock in the world. Geologists estimate this Granitic Gneiss was formed 3,800,000,000 years ago. With both the Yellow Medicine and Minnesota Rivers in town, recreation abounds in o
pportunities for fishing, paddling and birding. Or just seek out back roads and historic places for a little low-key fun. Enjoy the Granite Falls golf course, baseball at Richter Field, and lots of enjoyable activities at the Kilowatt Community Center. Be sure to check out the famous Granite Falls Kiwanis Popcorn Stand for fresh popcorn to enjoy on your stroll through this beautiful town!
The community is so proud to be home to Fagen, Inc., the largest, most respected green energy design-builder in the U.S. From local, agricultural grassroots initiatives to construction management for Fortune 500 companies, Fagen Inc. has three decades of experience and 100% family ownership to prove it is deeply rooted in Granite Falls. Visit Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce for more information!
A mural by acclaimed artist Dave Reiser depicting Utah Beach during the D-Day Allied Invasion of Normandy, France, plays a prominent role in the museum, along with real sand shipped over directly from Utah beach. Come check it out for yourself! Visit Fagen Fighters WWII Museum for more information.
Prairies Edge Casino Resort is 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!
a museum by the Minnesota Association of Co-Operatives and given to the city of Granite Falls in 1979. The Andrew J. Volstead House Museum is managed by the Granite Falls Historical Society, a volunteer based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the history of Granite Falls. The City of Granite Falls owns the historic structure.
Memorial Park is a beautiful park that offers a wide-variety of activities for the entire family! From Cross Country skiing in the Winter, to Kayaking in the Summer there is something to do every time of out at Memorial Park! For park details click here.
Lee-Mar Ranch Equine Center’s mission is to build a community program designed to improve the quality of life for all ages. It provides affordable, accessible, and effective equine-facilitated activities with an exceptional learning environment that will support individuals with disabilities and children at risk. Riding skills are taught to participants so they may enjoy horseback riding as a recreational activity as well as receive physical and emotional benefits, increase social and communication skills and build their confidence level. Through prepared activities, riders learn to stop and start and turn or navigate obstacles. They may also move through various changes of speed. Riders may even participate in grooming and tacking their horse. Activities include games that assist in balance, motor planning, spatial awareness and sensory integration.
Set in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley, Granite Falls is a safe, attractive and friendly city that revels in its small-town atmosphere, friendly residents, and scenic views. While in Granite Falls, you will have the opportunity to experience fine shopping and excellent customer service in either our quaint downtown, located on the West bank of the Minnesota River, or along Highway 212. Be sure to stop at the Kilowatt Community Center and Prairie’s Edge Casino and Resort
. While you are enjoying the historic city, you will be able to visit Sorlien Park or stroll across the pedestrian bridge to Rice Park and feed the pelicans just below the Granite Falls Dam. You may also consider visiting the Yellow Medicine County Historical Museum, which contains many historic artifacts and attractive exterior displays. Visit the Granite Falls website for more information.