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City of Montevideo

Montevideom, focal point of activity in the Prairie Waters region sits at the confluence of the Chippewa and Minnesota Rivers. That pleasant setting offers three major parks: Smith, Lagoon and Windom Park Recreation Area. It’s easy to see why ‘Monte’ (as the locals call it) is dubbed the “City of Parks”.

During Fiesta Days, held annually the third week in June, the citizens of Montevideo celebrate the relationship they’ve developed with their sister city, the South American city of Montevideo in Uruguay. A reminder of this international connection is the 11-foot-tall statue of Uruguay’s hero of independence, Jose Artigas, standing prominently in downtown Montevideo’s (MN) Artigas Plaza on Main Street…thousands of miles away from Uruguay.

Iddn addition, the Montevideo calendar is filled with other attractions, events and activities like the Minnesota Valley Antique Farm Power and Machinery Association’s Annual Steam Threshing Show at Heritage Hill in August, an 18-hole golf course, car races, Medieval Madness Mini Golf, a disc golf course, community swimming and water slide, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling along 200 miles of groomed trails. The Minnesota is one of the few canoe-able rivers in Southwestern Minnesota with the
best canoeing occurring during high water time each spring.

Montevideo, Minnesota