27160 County Road 2, Comfrey Minnesota 56019
Rising above the prairie grasses stand bare islands of rock where American Indians left carvings, or petroglyphs, depicting humans, deer, elk, buffalo, turtles, thunderbirds, atlatls and arrows. The pictures, struck by chisels of hard stone or antler with hammerstones, may have served record important events, depict sacred ceremonies, and relate the importance of animals and hunting to these early people. The glyphs appear to range in date from 3000 BC to AD 1750. A new on-site visitor center is now open offering exhibits, a multimedia presentation, restrooms and a drinking fountain. Site open Monday-Friday 10 am-5pm, Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday noon-8pm, Memorial Day-Labor Day; September Fridays and Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays noon-5pm. Open by appointment. School season hours may vary. Admission charged, different fees may apply for special events.
Other History nearby:
(New Ulm) Harkin General Store
(Lakefield) Jackson County Historical Museum
(Blue Earth) James B Wakefield House Museum
(Comfrey) Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site
(Morton) Lower Sioux Agency History Center
(Fairmont) Martin County Historical Museum
05/18 Coming to The Comfrey area
Minnesota Alpaca Festival Owatonna MN April13-14 The halter show has over 500 alpacas in the most astonishing array of colors. Award winning fleece will be on display throughout the weekend! This is also a shopping extravaganza.
Scott-Carver Thresher's Annual Swap Meet Jordan MN May4-5 Antique car, tractor, farm equipment and machinery for consignment and auction.
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.
North Iowa Band Festival Mason City IA May23-27 The event is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. The mission of the North Iowa Band Festival is to provide a weekend of wholesome family entertainment at little or no cost to the family; to promote and celebrate the rich musical heritage of North Iowa; and to provide an atmosphere which showcases young musicians who are becoming a part of that heritage. It features Carnival, Concessions, Marketplace, Car Show, Arts and Craft exhibits.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.
Tater Daze Brooklyn Park MN June13-16 Brooklyn Park Tater Daze is a unique festival where residents pay homage to the humble potato. Early settlers discovered that potatoes flourished in the flat, sandy soil of the area.