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Our Communities


map showing the nine counties of Southwest Minnesota

Explore Our Region

Welcome to the prairielands of Minnesota! With numerous parks, abundant wildlife, and picturesque communities, Southwest Minnesota is your invitation to step back, relax, and unwind. 

Traverse our wide-open prairie landscapes. Visit one of the world's last remaining herds of purebred bison grazing in a 1,500-acre tallgrass prairie, or go on an adventure at one of our stunning parks. Whether it's climbing 100-foot quartzite cliffs, windsurfing, visiting a waterfall, kayaking, or fishing on one of our many lakes and quiet streams, there is so much to experience.


History buff? Take a spin on a train turntable or stroll through pioneer-era museums and historic sites.


Visit one of our many picturesque communities filled with historic, stone buildings, explore local shops and dining, unwind at one of our local breweries or wineries, or enjoy the summer nights at one of the few drive-in movies in the country. Sit on the banks of Plum Creek, where the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder come to life, take in a play at a local theater, or take a stroll through Jeffers Petroglyphs and let your imagination soar. 

Stone Cliffs and prairie at Blue Mounds State Park in Luverne, MN
Explore SW MN

Looking for something to do during your visit? Southwest Minnesota has destinations and activities you'll love to explore!

Jackson Art Walk
Herreid Memorial Museum in Luverne, MN
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