Hwy 2, Morton Minnesota
In the summer of 1862, Minnesota was shattered by civil war not only the national epic that made distant places like Bull Run, Missionary Ridge, and Gettysburg famous but also a fight on Minnesota soil at places with more familiar names New Ulm, Fort Ridgely, and the Lower Sioux Agency. The agency, headquarters for the government's program to "civilize" the Dakota people by turning them into Christianized farmers, was the first place the Dakota attacked when they struck out against the settlers who had moved onto their homeland. Guided tours are available by appointment.
Other History nearby:
(New Ulm) Harkin General Store
(Mankato) Heritage Center Museum
(Montevideo) Historic Chippewa City
(Mankato) Historic Hubbard House
(Comfrey) Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site
(Mankato) Judge Lorin P. Cray Museum
12/11 Coming to The Morton 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.
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.
Bash On The Farm Forest City IA June21-22 Free Admission with 3 Stages, and there's camping, food, games.