Minnesota March 29, 2018
11 Sleepy Small Towns In Minnesota Where Things Never Seem To Change
City living is great, but there is something to be said for small town life. In fact, less traffic, more quiet, and plenty of natural attractions make all of us yearn for the country life every once in a while. In every corner of Minnesota, sleepy small towns are there to satisfy your need for peace and quiet. Here are 11 of our favorites:
This little town in southwestern Minnesota is home to about 4,500 people who have the right idea. Why? Because they live in a beautiful landscape filled with big skies and waving prairies. The main road through town is exactly what you'd expect from small-town America, with beautiful old houses lining the sidewalk. Visit on your way to Blue Mounds State Park or Pipestone National Monument.
With a population of just 1,100, Harris may not look like much. But it is home to a wonderful swimming area at Fish Lake, as well as a delicious restaurant that has stood the test of time. Pop in to Kaffe Stuga for a great homestyle meal. You won't regret it.
Wabasha is one of the most gorgeous towns in all of Minnesota. Platted in 1854, this historic town predates the entire state by four years. Because of that, it's filled with beautiful old buildings that residents have repurposed into new shops and restaurants. Not much changes in Wabasha because it's always been a wonderful place to visit and live.
In the Chisago Lakes area of east-central Minnesota, Lindstrom is a little town with a Swedish heritage. It even calls itself America's Little Sweden. Stop in to enjoy the small-town atmosphere and beautiful natural surroundings.
Harmony's name just about sums up what it's like to visit this sleepy town. It is home to around 1,000 people, including Minnesota's largest Amish community. The historic buildings and friendly people will make you feel right at home.
Askov is a little town in Pine County, Minnesota. Only around 350 people live there, making it one of the smallest towns on this list. But the town is well worth visiting for its Danish heritage and lovely forest surroundings.
Here's another southern Minnesota town that is well worth a visit or two. Around 900 people call this charming town home, and they're all lucky to live there. Why? Because Henderson is truly a town where nothing ever changes - in the best way possible. The historic buildings that line the streets, coupled with the natural beauty of the place, are absolutely lovely. If you want a real treat, stop in during Sauerkraut Days in the summer.
Mantorville is a sleepy town with a population of about 1,100 people. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm. The biggest attraction is the Hubbell House, a long-standing restaurant that has been around since 1856. It's one of the oldest restaurants in the entire state!
Way up in northern Minnesota, Baudette is a sleepy town that deserves mention. Its biggest draw is its location among some of the best lakes you'll find in all of Minnesota. Maybe that's why this sleepy little town calls itself the Walleye Capital of Minnesota. You never know what you might catch!
10. Long Prairie
Long Prairie is another historic Minnesota town, this one platted in 1867. Nestled along the Long Prairie River, it is a lovely spot for a sleepy summer afternoon. And when you tire of lounging, don't forget to explore their lovely main street.
Many Minnesotans enjoy the small town of Amboy, located just outside of Mankato. Why? Because it is full of wonderful people and charming scenery. If you're looking for a sleepy town to visit or settle down in, you can't find one much sleepier than this little town of 530.
Minnesotans, did your town make the list? What others would you add? Let us know in the comments below!