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Quietly Beautiful - Wildly Connected

Art, Culture & History

People visiting with a Meander artist in their studio. Studio walls are covered with prints. 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

Explore Our History

An old wooden building with a cross on the top. Out in the country. Tucked 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.

Explore the Area