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Art, Culture & History

This region is home to some of Minnesota’s great writers and artists. Find a folk art school in the middle of the prairie and take a class, attend a concert, play, or take part in other cultural events. You can explore the Minnesota River Valley by visiting historical sites, and reading stories. Discover the essence of our area through our history, culture, and art.

From the Meander Art Crawl to a weekend of spoon carving, to exploring a county museum, there is something exciting for everyone!

Participate in the Arts

Meander Art Crawl
Milan Village Arts School
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
Appleton's 52 Wing Auditorium
The Prairie Arts Center
Montevideo Music Boosters
Granite Falls Area Community Theater
Granite Area Arts Council (GAAC)
Montevideo Arts Project

Explore Our History

iTucked amongst the fields and prairie you’ll find communities rich in culture and heritage and classic buildings listed on the National Register. Home to local festivals and museums, U.S.-Dakota War sites, local museums chock full of rural artifacts and stories, the Fagen Fighters World War II Museum, and some of Minnesota’s renowned authors and artists; the land is a true reflection of its rich history. We invite you to explore our history, and make memories of your own to last a lifetime.

Chippewa County Historical Society
Lac Qui Parle Mission
Swensson Farm
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
Lac Qui Parle History Center
Minnesota's Machinery Museum
Yellow Medicine County Museum & Historical Society

Explore the Area