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Welcome to Prairie Waters, a regional tourism effort in Western Minnesota of the four counties of Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Swift and surrounding communities. Our purpose is to promote our area as a great place to visit, work and live.

Prairie Waters started in the early 1980’s as a small coalition of partners in the region who saw the benefits of collaborating marketing efforts. It is a program of the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission. Prairie Waters enables our communities to work together and market ourselves regionally. Pooling resources allows us to coordinate regional events, create and maintain a regional website, provide a toll-free hotline for requests, and produce regional marketing materials. Our efforts generate around 3,000 informational requests each year, and we produce a high quality visitors guide to send out. To help with this regional effort, Prairie Waters depends on county, city, business and individual support.

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Western Minnesota Prairie Waters
323 West Schlieman Avenue
Appleton, MN 56208

Phone: 866–866–5432
Email Western Minnesota Prairie Waters