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.
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.
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 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 5 years later. Tours are available and the Volestead House is open 11am to 3pm on Saturdays from Memorial Day to October 15th and by appointment for groups of 10 or more. Plus, there is a Halloween event every year!
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, and it wasn't designed with continuity in mind, so it is fascinating to see.
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 (must be above 60 degrees) with this link.
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Prairie's Edge Casino
Canby's Hat Daze
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 Stamped 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.
There are hours of events at the rodeo: cattle roping, broncos, bulls, and even mutton busting for the kids!