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Clara City CrossRoads on the Prairie

Clara City was first conceived around the year 1887 when Theodore F. Koch and Martin W. Prins bought the land that would eventually be incorporated. After the Willmar & Sioux Falls Railway was granted access to Koch and Prins' land, the city grew quickly. Clara City was named after Koch's wife, and was incorporated in 1891. Now it stands as a beautiful crossroads on the prairie.

Clara City offers many amenities and opportunities for all ages. A friendly place to live, worship and work. There are 5 churches for worship and fellowship and Clara City is the home of MACCRAY Senior and Middle Schools with the elementary schools in neighboring towns, Maynard and Raymond. Clara City offers a Senior Living campus including a Care Center, Assisted Living and Independent Living. There is also affordable apartment living and two newly developed Residential areas with lots available for the construction of single family homes. Clara City offers 4 fun parks to play in, along with a skate park and a new Aquatic Center. With the collaboration of community, faith and education there is much to do in Clara City!

MACCRAY Public Schools

Unique Treats

If you're there in the morning, you may want to stop into R&R Bakery which is connected up with The Coffee Shoppe. The cookies and pastries at the bakery are incredible to look at and to eat; plus they pair perfectly with coffee. The seating in The Coffee Shoppe is comfortable and the service is first-rate. The connected establishments have wonderful staff and is the perfect place to eat breakfast or a snack and have a cup of coffee.

R&R Bakery and The Coffee Shoppe

For lunch or dinner, Keggers Bar is the perfect option. The inside is modern with lots of tables (both high and low ones) and a long bar, so there's plenty of places to sit. The waitstaff, as well as the patrons in the bar, are very friendly and welcoming! The food is absolutely delicious. The burgers are out of this world and the fries are really well-seasoned. It's a fantastic place to meet up with friends for a night out or to watch the game.

Keggers Bar

Wine & Dine

We are proud to offer award winning Minnesota wines, grown, produced and bottled by Hinterland. We offer wine flights, wine by the glass and bottle, wine cocktails, beer and cider, along with a delicious full food menu. Check out our year round hours, current and up to date events calendar, wines offered and our delicious food menu.

Make Clara City your home.

Clara City isn't just a place to stop by - it's a place to live as well! There are two residential subdivisions, Hawk Creek Acres and the Hanson Addition with homes for sale, and even construction lots available. The community is home to five local churches, the MACCRAY junior and senior high schools, a brand NEW swimming pool, and senior housing and care centers.

The care you need

At the CCM Health Clara City Clinic, you receive the best of both worlds: a modernized facility with updated equipment and compassionate personal care. You can receive personal, friendly care and a full range of services including:

  • Routine appointments
  • Physical and annual exams for all ages
  • Sports physicals
  • Prenatal and obstetric care
  • Child wellness visits
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Immunizations
  • DOT exams
Come raise your family, start your business, or enjoy the rural lifestyle in Clara City!

To continue exploring Clara City, and other towns in the Upper Minnesota Valley region, head to the Western Minnesota Prairie Waters website.