R.R. 1, Box 52, Hwy 75, Luverne Minnesota 56156
Blue Mounds State Park is full of natural surprises. Start with the Sioux quartzite cliff, rising 100 feet from the plains. A bison herd grazes on the prairie. Prickly pear cactus blooms in June and July. A sea of prairie grasses and flowers sway in the wind. The park is also a favorite for birdwatchers who want to see nesting blue grosbeaks and other birds. Enjoy camping and swimming. Stop by the interpretive center, once the home of author Frederick Manfred to discover the natural history of the area. The office offers a Nature Store.
Other Minnesota State Parks nearby:
(Luverne) Blue Mounds State Park, Interpretive Ctr
09/25 Coming to The Luverne area
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.
Awesome Biker Nights Sioux City IA June13-15 Awesome Biker Nights is Northwest Iowa's premier regional motorcycle event with an attendance of over 25,000! Of course, even those who aren't traveling on two wheels are welcome at the event. The Awesome experience includes three stages of live music from National and Regional Bands, motorcycle stunt performances, a poker run through the beautiful countryside, a bike show, tattoo contest, poker tournament, bike raffle, vendors and more.
Turner County Fair Parker SD August12-15 South Dakota's oldest county fair. The four best days of summer.
Sidewalk Arts Festival Sioux Falls SD September7 The Sidewalk Arts Festival is the Sioux Salls region's largest one day outdoor festival. Held each year in historic downtown Sioux falls, the festival fills Phillips Avenue from 9th to 14th streets, draws 65,000 visitors and showcases 375 fine art, folk art, and craft booths.