Granite Falls, Minnesota

The city of Granite Falls sits on along the beautiful Minnesota River and is host to a vibrant community, thriving main street, endless activities, and stunning wildlife. There is no shortage of delightful activities and beautiful scenery in Granite Falls.

When deciding what to do in Granite Falls, The Fagen Fighters Museum is an option for both history buffs and curious citizens. The museum contains aircraft and ground equipment from World War II that is still in working condition!

There is art that accompanies the exhibits as well, which including bronze sculptures. Plus, the Museum is continuously growing its library. Fagen Fighters WWII Museum is located only six minutes from the Prairie's Edge Casino Resort.

An exciting way to explore the history of the city of Granite Falls is through the Andrew Volstead House & Prohibition Story Walking Tour. Andrew Volstead was a Minnesotan lawyer and politician who's most famous for The Volstead Act, which put into action the national ban on alcoholic beverages. Throughout the summer, and especially on Halloween (Andrew Volstead's birthday!), there are tours of his home in Granite Falls, as well as a walking tour of the town!

To fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the Granite Falls area, visit the Upper Sioux Agency State Park. The park spans 1,323 acres of land, contains diverse wildlife and scenery, and has an important human history as well as a geological one.

An all-seasons map of the park, available on the park website

In downtown Granite Falls stands the famous Granite Falls Kiwanis Popcorn Stand, which was first constructed in the 1920s, has since been rebuilt into what is there today. It's open in the summertime and is a popular spot in the evenings.

The Popcorn Stand isn't the only attraction in Downtown Granite Falls - the main street is home to many businesses and is continuing to grow. Business opportunities abound in Granite Falls!

Granite Floral, The Granite Grinder Cafe and Gifts, and Carl's Bakery are only a few of the businesses downtown - not to mention the business and industry located in greater Granite Falls!
Pelicans congregate at the falls every year during the spring and summer months

Business isn't the only way to get involved in the community! There is also the Granite Falls campus of the Minnesota West Community and Technical College. The college is dedicated to providing for a wide selection of educational needs of a diverse population for a price students can afford. Minnesota West Community and Technical College works to support students and remain accessible to everyone pursuing an education. So if you want to continue learning, why not do it in Granite Falls!

In addition to businesses and educational facilities, Granite Falls is home to the Granite Falls Hospital & Manor which provides a long list of medical services, including an impressive clinic, ambulances, long-term care, and independent senior living.

Another important feature to Granite Falls' healthcare services is Project Turnabout, which provides treatment and recovery services to those working to recover from addiction to drugs, alcohol, or gambling. Project Turnabout has been facilitating recoveries for over 45 years, and operates with the values of Compassionate hearts, professional services, and a respectful environment.

the K.K. Berge Building which hosts the Chamber of Commerce and an art gallery

Granite Falls is a vibrant city in Yellow Medicine County, and this is only a brief glimpse of all there is to do and see there. To continue exploring Granite Falls, and other towns in the Upper Minnesota Valley area, head to the Western Minnesota Prairie Waters website.

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