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City of Appleton


Appleton is home of the Swift County Fairgrounds, the annual Applefest celebration, and a city walk/bike trail. It is the only city in the United States to honor all of its fallen war heroes in this most unique manner. In 1946, Appleton’s mayor, Robert P. Miller, proposed that streets bear the names of local heroes instead of conventional numbers and other names. On May 30, 1947, in a large Memorial Day service, all the street names were changed so that each one is named after a local war hero. Today the community proudly continues this tradition in tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Appleton is a major river access point for paddling adventures down the Pomme de Terre River. It also offers a 9-hole golf course, a 325 acre OHV and 4×4 park, and the City Municipal Campground. Appleton is centrally located to all the major state parks, national wildlife refuges, wildlife management areas, and regional rivers and lakes. Winter snowmobile trails link up with other counties for added fun.

Appleton, Minnesota

City of Appleton

Address: 323 West Schlieman Ave, Appleton, MN 56208
Phone: (320) 289-1363
Email: [email protected]