Yellow Medicine County A Place to Call Home

Canby || Granite Falls || Clarkfield

Hazel Run || Hanley Falls || Wood Lake || Echo

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

The Upper Sioux Agency State Park is located just south of Granite Falls. It is a stunning park and campground that spans 1,280 acres and many different natural habitats including prairie knolls, wooded slopes, and rocky bluffs. Exploring the park is fun on skis, on foot, and even on horseback.

Photo by: Tom Watson

The Upper Sioux Agency State Park isn't just a campground, though - it also marks the site of the Yellow Medicine Agency, established by a treaty with Dakota Indians from Iowa, and destroyed during the U.S. - Dakota War.

A map of the The Upper Sioux Agency State Park (Click to enlarge).

Stone hill regional park

Stone Hill Regional Park has camping through the spring, summer, and early fall. It's a beautiful area on Del Clarke Lake. There are biking and hiking trails, water access, a beach, and even a playground.

The main entrance to the park

THe Minnesota river valley national scenic byway

The Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway is the perfect day-long road trip, especially if the day turns out rainier than you plan. Using this interactive map, you can choose an area to explore, and then get all the info you need to discover fun sights to see, or parks to get out at to stretch your legs! Plus, looking at the interactive map here on Western Minnesota Prairie Waters and find restaurants and shops (as well as other attractions) along your way!

Discover: History and Culture

Fagen Fighters WWII Museum is home to a pristine collection of fully operational, active aircrafts and vehicles from World War II

The Andrew J. Volstead House

Representative Andrew J. Volestead, the architect of the famous Volstead Act (also know as the National Prohibition Act), moved to Granite Falls in Yellow Medicine County in 1886.

His Granite Falls home was privately owned until 1974 when it was put on the National Registry of Historical Places. It was made into a museum five years later. Tours are available and the Volstead House is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5 p.m., Saturdays from 11-4 p.m., and by appointment for groups of 10 or more. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act. Check out the many events being hosted throughout the year.

Lund-Hoel House

The Lund-Hoel House is located in Canby. It was built in 1881 and the main portion of the house was constructed in just 49 days! Every bedroom that isn't a part of the servants' quarters has its own balcony. It wasn't designed with continuity in mind, so it is fascinating to see.

The Lund-Hoel house, featuring it's fieldstone fence and many balconies

The Lund-Hoel House is truly stunning. The best way to experience it is by stepping inside! Tours can be requested during warm weather months.

Play: Arts and ENtertainment

Prairie's Edge Casino

The Prairie's Edge RV Park, Entrance, and Firefly Lounge.

Prairie's Edge Casino Resort is located just outside Granite Falls. While there, check out the NEW expanded area, featuring the largest, self-contained, non-smoking gaming area, Prairie Tap House & Cafe, and the Sunset Lounge & Rooftop Patio. It is great place to have fun, grab a drink, or see a performance; plus, it is even a beautiful hotel with a pool area, sauna, and fitness area, and wireless internet in every room.

There are also several dining options including the Firefly Lounge, which is great for a drink and an appetizer, The Meadows Restaurant -Buffet for any meal of the day, and even the Wotapi Deli, a 24 hour restaurant. Getting something to eat, and then seeing a show or attending an event can be the perfect evening.

Team cattle ropers take off at Granite Falls' Annual Western Fest Rodeo!

Community Events

Yellow Medicine County hosts so many events throughout the year - big and small! We'll show you just a few, so you can get a taste of the types of events the county has to offer!

Canby's Hat Daze

Father's Day Waffle Feed

Canby’s Hat Daze is a week of community, great food, and a wonderful airshow. The downtown art display is beautiful and fun to explore, especially with the family! It takes window shopping to a whole new level. There are lots of community meals, like the waffle feast, exciting music, a baseball game, and even a parade! With lots of events for children to get active, learn, and have fun, Hat Daze is a great event for the whole family.

Western Fest in Granite Falls

Granite Falls’ Western Fest Stampede Rodeo is an amazing event for the whole family. The food from concessions is delicious, the beer is cold, and the rodeo is thrilling! There are also pony rides before the rodeo, and a street dance Friday night.

Cattle Roping!

There are hours of events at the rodeo: cattle roping, broncos, bulls, and even mutton busting for the kids!

The rodeo clown adds laughter and excitement to the already thrilling rodeo

Wood Lake Community Fair

People gathered at the track to wait for the races to start.

Wood Lake may be small, but it knows how to celebrate big time! The community fair close to the end of the summer has everything: pig races, a concessions stand, and a car show. Children and adults alike can have fun at this annual community fair.

The car show is always large and well attended

Yellow Medicine County Fair

Livestock shows, carnival rides, motor shows, food vendors, and more all await you at the Yellow Medicine County Fair. The quality, live entertainment draws crowds of all ages! The fair takes place at the fairgrounds in Canby held annually on the third week/weekend in July.

Join the Community

With so many wonderful community events, the beautiful landscape, and so many entertainment opportunities, exploring living options in Yellow Medicine County may be the next step for you!

Call today for more info: 866.866.5432