locations in MN



    • Alexandria

    • Population 11,070
    • County Douglas
    • Tourist Region Northwest
    • Phone (320) 763-6678
    • Website: www.alexandriamn.org/

      Alexandria, a thriving city on the edge of Minnesota's western prairie, is noted for its' location among hundreds of clear, blue Minnesota lakes. It is a favorite vacation spot for thousands each year, and it is one of the fastest growing communities in the western part of the state.

      Film Permitting: (320) 759-3629

    • Bemidji

    • Population 13,431
    • County Beltrami
    • Phone (218) 759-0164
    • Fax (218) 759-0810
    • Website: www.visitbemidji.com

      Bemidji, the "First City on the Mississippi" is a historically charming and beautiful Northwoods City. Thirty minutes from the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Bemidji is the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, the second most photographed icon in the nation. Recreational and cultural experiences include: fishing - 400 lakes within a 25 mile radius; biking - paved trail along lakeshore and forest; snowmobiling - 500 miles, skiing-downhill and cross country; theatre productions, an Art and Sculpture walk, shopping and entertainment. As a regional medical, educational and retail center, Bemidji offers a relaxed, small town atmosphere with the amenities of the big city. The east/west,Laurentian Continental Divide, runs thr0ugh the Bemidji area offering spectacular view of lakes and forest from a birdseye perspective. From here the waters can be seen flowing north to the Hudson Bay and south to the Gulf of Mexico. A replica of a 1900's logging village sit at the base of the Divide.

    • Blue Earth

    • Population 3,353
    • County Fairbault
    • Phone (507) 526-2916
    • Fax (507) 526-2244
    • Website: http://blueearthchamber.com/

      Blue Earth is home to a 55.5 foot tall Jolly Green Giant Statue. Green Giant peas and corn have been canned here for over 70 years, home of the Jolly Green Giant statue. Blue Earth is also the home to Minneosta's first stained glass window housed in the historical Good Shepherd Episcopal Church that was built in 1872. The Fairbault County Courthouse, which has been named to the National Historic Register was comopleted in 1891. Visitors can get a breathtaking view of the city of Blu eEarth from the observation deck in the tower. Also of historic interest is the Etta C. Ross Museum, an old post office, school, log cabin, West Delavan Lutheran Church and the James B. Wakefield Houe. The James B. Wakefield house was built in 1868 by Mr. Wakefield , one of the Blue Earth's original founders and a state politician. Blue Earth is surrounded by the Blue Earth River. The early native Americans called the river "Makotah" or "Blue Earth", because of a blue-green mineral called Illite, found high in the river banks.

      Film Permitting: (507) 526-7336

    • Crane Lake

    • Population 100+ in winter; 2000+ in summer
    • County St. Louis
    • Tourist Region NorthEast
    • Phone (800) 362-7405
    • Fax (218) 993-2633
    • Website: http://www.visitcranelake.com/

      Explore more than a quarter million acres of waterways that offer outstanding fishing, views of Bald Eagles nesting in towering pine trees, wind and water chiseled rock formations, private secluded beaches, Loons calling across endless blue water, portage trails taking you to yet another lake, a carpet of blueberries waiting to be tasted and so much more… Experience the trill of catching seven different fish species, explore miles of hiking trails, sample birding at its finest or gaze at the stars while listening to the cry of wolves. Watch the Northern Lights dancing in the sky, take a canoe ride into the sunset, watch for wildlife around every corner or blaze through powdery snow on hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails… It’s all here in Crane Lake!

    • Duluth

    • Population 86,265
    • County St. Louis
    • Tourist Region Northeast
    • Phone (218) 722-4011
    • Website: www.visitduluth.com/

      The city is a popular center for tourism. Duluth is a convenient base for trips to the scenic North Shore via Highway 61, or to fishing and wilderness expeditions in Minnesota's far north, including the Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

      Film Permitting: (218) 625-8106

    • Fairmont

    • Population 10,666
    • County Martin
    • Phone (507) 238-9461
    • Fax (507) 238-9044
    • Website: www.fairmont.org

      Many historical sites including one of the top ten most beautiful Courthouses in the state. There is also a chain of five lakes located right in town.

    • Fargo-Moorhead

    • Population 143,614
    • County Clay and Cass
    • Phone (701) 282-3653
    • Fax (701) 282-4366
    • Website: www.fargomoorhead.org

      Fargo-Moorhead is one of the friendliest places in America.  This fun, warm-hearted community of two cities in two states has a population of over 195,000, over 350 restaurants and is home to the largest selection of shopping opportunities in the upper Midwest.  They’re a combination of metropolitan style and hometown hospitality.  Enjoy the benefits of their “visitor-first” attitude and see for yourself why Fargo-Moorhead is “Always Warm!”  To download a complimentary visitor guide visit their website www.fargomoorhead.org or contact them directly at 800.235.7654.

      Film Permitting: (701) 239-8385

    • Faribault

    • Population 23,352
    • County Rice
    • Phone (507) 334-4381
    • Fax (507) 334-1003
    • Website: www.visitfaribault.com

      Faribo Woolen Mill Home of the Tilt o Whirl Minnesota Academies for the Deaf & Blind We have the highest amount of buildings on the national register of historic buildings than any city in Minnesota besides Twin Cities.

    • Greater Mankato

    • Population 39,309
    • County Blue Earth
    • Phone (507) 385-6660
    • Fax (507) 345-4451
    • Website: www.visitgreatermankato.com

      Located in the heart of the Minnesota River Valley, Greater Mankato is the perfect place to spend a day on the trails. The Minnesota Vikings come to town for 2 weeks every summer for their annual training camp. Our lakes are chock full of fish and you'll find blue skies as far as the eye can see. We have all of the amentities of a big city without the hassle. Come see what truly makes Greater Mankato "A little Twin Cities, A lot Minnesota."

    • Ham Lake

    • Population 15,296
    • County Anoka County
    • Phone (763) 434-9555
    • Fax (763) 434-6668
    • Website: www.hamlakecc.org
    • Hanover

    • Population 2,938
    • County Wright and Hennepin
    • Phone (763) 497-3777
    • Fax (763) 497-1873
    • Website: http://www.hanovermn.org

      The City of Hanover is located on the western edge of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.  We are uniquely positioned within both Hennepin and Wright Counties, just a few miles west of Maple Grove and south of St. Michael/ Albertville. 

      The North Crow River flows right through our Downtown River District, providing Hanover with an environment that sets our community apart.  Explore our website to learn more about why Hanover is a great place to live, work and play.

    • Henderson

    • Population 886
    • County Sibley
    • Phone (507) 248-3234
    • Website: www.hendersonmn.com

      Location Highlights in Henderson include:

      The Henderson Community Building, formerly the Sibley County Courthouse, now houses the city hall, Golden Age Center and Archery Club. The building was built in 1879 and served Sibley County government until 1915 when the seat was moved to Gaylord. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. (600 Main Street)

      The Sibley County Historical Museum, an 1884 brick house which has served as a museum since 1949. There are many interesting displays, ranging from items that immigrants brought from Europe to turn-of-the-century items. The house is on the national Register of Historic Places. (700 Main Street)

      The Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center (600 Main Street), 2nd floor of the Henderson Community Building. Houses exhibits and displays of Henderson and Minnesota River Valley History.

      Minnesota New Country School – a Minnesota public charter school which focuses on community and parent involvement, the environment and performance based learning. (210 Main Street)

      Bender Park – A multi-purpose recreational facility located at 200 North Third Street.

      Minnesota River Levee – A permanent levee constructed to protect Henderson from disastrous flooding. The levee provides a walking trail, where native grasses and an up-close view of the river can be seen. Located on the east side of levee is a Minnesota DNR boat landing.

      Allanson’s Park, located at 500 South Street.

      Rush River State Wayside – A 260-acre site that is part of the Minnesota Valley Trail System and located 2 miles southwest of Henderson.

    • Houston

    • Population 979
    • County Houston
    • Phone (507) 896-4668
    • Website: www.houstonmnchamber.com

      Root River Trail Money Creek Buffalo Ranch Houston Nature Center Through the Grapevine German Restaurant 4 antique shops Van Gundy Elk Farm

    • Hutchinson

    • Population 14,178
    • County McLeod
    • Phone (320) 587-5252
    • Fax (320) 587-4752
    • Website: www.explorehutchinson.com

      Hutchinson is a growing Hometown Community. We have the second oldest park system in the nation (second only to Central Park in New York) with great places to play, picnic, or relax. The Luce Line State trail runs right through our downtown and along the scenic Crow River. Visit the fully restored historic State Theatre, or the fascinating McLeod County Museum. We have a great arts community with the Crow River Arts Gallery, the Clay Coyote Pottery Studio and Gallery, Thimbleberries quilts, and more. We have great food, lodging, relaxation, and outdoor activities.

    • Iron Range

    • Population NA
    • County 7 Counties
    • Phone (218) 749-8161
    • Website: www.ironrange.org

      The Iron Range is a large area with 7 counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis. It also has several small cities, some notable ones include: Hibbing, Mn (Birthplace of Bob Dylan), Chisholm subject of the movie is from Chisholm, Mn (Filmed mainly in Iowa), parts of the movie "North Country" were filmed here. Virginia, Mn "North Country" also had scenes shot here.

    • La Crescent

    • Population 4,830
    • County Houston and Winona
    • Phone (507) 895-2800
    • Fax (507) 895-2619
    • Website: www.lacrescentmn.com

      La Crescent is the Apple Capital of Minnesota. We have the beauty of apple blossoms in the spring and fresh apples from late July through October. We offer guided orchard tours by appointment. La Crescent is uniquely located on three scenic highways - Great River Road, Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway and Apple Blossom Drive, a state scenic byway. See the mighty Mississippi River from atop Apple Blossom Drive and check out the view from the second most beautiful overlook in Minnesota.

    • Lake City

    • Population 5,063
    • County Goodhue and Wabasha
    • Phone (877) 525-3248
    • Website: www.lakecity.org

      Lake City is located on Lake Pepin, a natural widening of the Mississippi River. It is over two miles wide and 22 miles long. The largest small craft marina on the Mississippi is located in Lake City, offering some of the greatest boating/sailing in the midwest. The Great River Road Hwy. 61 runs through Lake City.

    • Lakeville

    • Population 55,954
    • County Dakota
    • Phone (952) 469-2020
    • Website: www.visitlakeville.org

      Mall of America Championship golf Valleyfair Amusement Park Minnesota Zoo Padelford Packet Riverboats Lakes and parks, trail systems Elko Speedway (NASCAR) Canterbury Park (Horse Racing) Historic Murphy's Landing MN Landscape Arboretum Dakota County Fairgrounds & Dakota Village (1800's) MN Rennaisance Festival Mystic Lake Casino MN Valley Wildlife Refuge Cedar Ridge Horse Farms

    • Lanesboro

    • Population 754
    • County Fillmore
    • Phone (507) 467-2696
    • Website: www.lanesboro.com

      Nestled in a deep valley of the Root River, Lanesboro offers tourists invigorating outdoor activities, rich art galleries, live professional theatre, unique shopping, a local winery, fine dining and lodging to fit every taste and budget. A major attraction is the spectacular paved Root River State Bike Trail, winding 60 miles through the valley with Lanesboro at its heart. Excellent for biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and in-line skating, it runs along an abandoned railroad bed through high bluffs, forest lands and rolling fields. The downtown has been revitalized, the arts flourish, tourism thrives, agriculture continues to be sustainable, and the local school is still independent. Come and see for yourself why people return time and time again to renew themselves in Lanesboro's riches!

    • Madelia

    • Population 2,308
    • County Watonwan
    • Phone (507) 642-8822
    • Website: www.visitmadelia.com

      Madelia is nestled along the banks of the Watonwan River in the Prairie of Southern Minnesota. We have a campground with a new comfort station, 9 hole golf course, disc golf, movie theater, bowling alley, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, outdoor pool with water slide, historical center that has just doubled in size, and a flourishing Main Street with a variety of specialty shops. Madelia is rich in history and most noteably known for the "Capture of the Younger Brothers" which is re-enacted each September. True West Magazine named us as one of the top 50 Western towns in the United States. The Younger Brothers rode with the James Gang and fled to Madelia when the attempted robbery was foiled in Northfield.

    • Maple Lake

    • Population 2,150
    • County Wright
    • Phone 320-963-3611
    • Fax 320-963-3612
    • Website: http://www.ci.maple-lake.mn.us/

      Maple Lake is a charming small town with a wide variety of locations in close proximity to each other including: Main Street, Airport (with float plane potential), 1940’s era baseball park, rural buildings, numerous lakes, modern industrial, schools and newer suburban style development.  The traditional main street area  (Birch Avenue) includes a significant costume rental store.  Maple Lake has previously hosted independent film productions and is located 30 miles from the Twin Cities Metro and 60 miles from the international airport.

    • Murray County

    • Population 8,725
    • County Murray
    • Phone (507) 836-6148
    • Website: www.murray-countymn.com

      Natural beauty: Numerous lakes and rolling prairie. Wind, Water and Wildlife - we have it all! The view from Buffalo Ridge makes you feel as though are in a world combining the past, present, and future all together in a single scene. Walk amidst prairie vistas, while looking up into the sky to see the hundreds of white wind towers as high as small skyscrapers. Ten years ago it was farmland, with barns, silos, and expansive fields divvied up by dusty county roads. Today the fields are dotted with hundreds of wind generators, towering like giant pinwheels amid the crops and cows grazing on the prairie. We have 3 historic museums, including a railroad museum, and a Victorian-era home owned by the county. The End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum would make a great backdrop to retell the story of any old town in the Midwest.

    • New Ulm

    • Population 13,522
    • County Brown
    • Phone (888) 463-9856
    • Fax (507) 354-1504
    • Website: www.newulm.com

      We are the "Most German city in the USA" with: *August Schell Brewery *Holy Trinity Cathedral *Hermann the German monument *Glockenspiel *Wanda Gag' House *Governor Lind House *Morgan Creek Vineyard *1870's Harkin General Store *Brown County Museum *MN Music Hall of Fame *Historic Turner Hall *Way of the Cross *MN River History + Info Center *Putting Green *1863's New Ulm Battery *Numerous sites associated with the Dakota Conflict of 1862

    • Northfield

    • Population 20,007
    • County Rice and Dakota
    • Phone (507) 645-5604
    • Website: www.visitingnorthfield.com

      Enjoy a visit to Northfield that includes tours and a museum about pioneer history and the infamous Jesse James bank raid, art galleries and unique shops, fabulous concerts, recitals and plays, yearly festivals and events like Winter Walk, ArtSwirl and the Defeat of Jesse James Days, impressive dining and entertainment, canoeing on the Cannon River and biking along a country trail.

    • Pipestone

    • Population 4,317
    • County Pipestone
    • Phone (507) 825-3316
    • Website: www.pipestoneminnesota.com

      Nearly 800 wind generator towers capable of producing fantastic amounts of electricity from one of the area's top resources- wind are located near Pipestone. 3/4-mile self-guided trail beginning at Pipestone National Monument Visitor's center looping through the active quarries and Winnewissa Falls. The Cultural Center provides demonstrations of pipe making by American Indian craft workers using stone from the quarries. The Song of Hiawatha Pageant spins out Henry Longfellow's vision of the Native American Indian, and has played in Pipestone for nearly 60 years. Pipestone's Downtown Historic District is twent buildings constructed primarily in the 1880-1900 time period from Sioux Quartzite. All are on the National Register for Historic Places. The Pipestone County Museum preserves the area's history in a range of interpretive exhibits.

    • Rochester

    • Population 106,769
    • County Olmsted
    • Phone (507) 288-4331
    • Fax (507) 288-9144
    • Website: www.rochestercvb.org
    • Roseville

    • Population 33,660
    • County Ramsey
    • Tourist Region Metro
    • Phone (651) 633-3002
    • Fax (651) 636-0475
    • Website: www.visitroseville.com

      Several major shopping centers are located there, such as Rosedale and the Har Mar Mall. It was also the location of the first Target ever built (which was extensively remodeled after taking a direct hit from a tornado in 1981 and demolished in early 2005 to build a SuperTarget which opened later that year), the first Best Buy store ever built (originally called Sound of Music), the first Barnes & Noble bookstore outside of New York City and the first McDonald's built in the state of Minnesota. It also is home to the John Rose Oval, the world's largest outdoor artificial sheet of ice. The fifth largest board game publisher in the world, Fantasy Flight Games is based in Roseville.

    • Scandia

    • Population 3,936
    • County Washington
    • Tourist Region Northeast
    • Phone (651) 433-2274
    • Fax (651) 433-5112
    • Website: www.ci.scandia.mn.us

      Gammelgarden (the Old Farm) Museum in Scandia, Minnesota. This Swedish immigrant pioneer museum includes the original log sanctuary of Elm Lutheran Church from 1856, the oldest log parsonage in Minnesota from 1868, an immigrant log cabin, 1885, a Swedish-style vacation stuga, and a gift shop. The 11 acres includes a park, playground, and picnic facilities. Swedish log fencing encloses the area. The present Elim Lutheran Church is visible on top of the hill. Open May through October.

    • St. James

    • Population 4,605
    • County Watonwan
    • Phone 507) 375-3333
    • Website: http://stjameschamberofcommerce.com

      We invite you to join us in St. James, Minnesota! This county seat community in southwest Minnesota offers a wide range of opportunities for recreation and relaxation, and the kind of �Home Town� service and hospitality that will make you want to return. Located at the junction of State Highways 30 & 60, St. James is your doorway to golfing, swimming, skateboarding, tennis, fishing, biking or just simply taking it easy. While you are here take the time to enjoy the recreational opportunities offered in our lakes, parks and the St. James Lake trail. Join us on a tour of some of our Historic homes and buildings. And don't miss out on our Celebrations and Community Festivals. You�ll find shopping ranging from unique gifts, antiques, fine jewelry, cultural cuisine, a third generation bakery, meat market and much, much more. In addition, you will find several tasty dining options at our restaurants, delis and convenience stores. Enjoy comfortable lodging at the newly remodeled motel, and campers will find a well equipped full hook-up campground by St. James Lake. Thank you for choosing St. James as your vacation destination, come on over and make yourself at home!

    • Wabasha

    • Population 2,251
    • County Wabasha
    • Phone (651) 565-4158
    • Website: www.wabashamn.org

      Situated on the Mississippi River between the bluffs of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Recreation includes boating, golf and skiing. Home to the National Eagle Center, where you can have a nose to beak experience. Also the only Japanese wedding kimon in the world. Arrowhead Bluffs Museum which holds one of the largest winchester gun collections in the midwest. 3 Miles south in Kellogg, MN is the Lark Toy Company complete with a working, hand-carved carousel.

    • Winona

    • Population 27,592
    • County Winona
    • Phone (507) 452-0735
    • Fax (507) 454-0006
    • Website: www.visitwinona.com

      Minnesota Marine Art Museum Watkins Museum & Store Polish Museum Winona County Historical Museum Garvin Heights Vineyard, LLC Sugar Loaf Antique & Craft Mall Garvin Heights Park & Overlook Lake Park Windom Park with Princess Wenonah Historical Downtown Sugar Loaf Bluff Stained Glass Studios Wenonah Canoe Rockie Hills Bison Farm Caruthers Llama Farm Garvin Heights Elk Farm Great River Shakespeare Festival Gilmore Creek Summer Theatre Theatre du Mississippi Winona Arts Center Winona Municipal Band Concerts Cruise Nites Peak Performance Hockey Camps Saint Mary's University Hockey Camps Julia Belle Swain Steamboat