Morris — Prairie Oasis

A unique combination of agriculture and culture, Morris is a great place to visit, to explore, to work and to live, in spring, summer, fall or winter.


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Welcome to Morris, Minnesota

Originally a small town on the prairie, Morris is currently home to the historic campus of the University of Minnesota, the Stevens County courthouse, a wealth of business and industry, including a major healthcare hub, manufacturing that serves a world-wide clientele, and a host of educational, recreational, and social opportunities.

Morris’ most defining natural attribute is the Pomme de Terre River, which lies along the outskirts of the city, and is the perfect representation of our unique community. The river brings together the pieces of our diverse, world-class cultures and our down-to-earth agriculture and industry.

The Pomme de Terre River feeds into the Upper and Lower Pomme lakes, and serves as host to a growing network of hiking and biking trails, canoeing, fishing, and boating options, as well as numerous parks that hold campgrounds, picnic shelters, athletic areas, and mile after mile of rolling green hills. Just minutes from the river are ten acres of gorgeous flowers and shrubs at the horticulture gardens, where community members host master gardener classes, families attend weddings, photographers seek out their perfect backdrops, and countless visitors stroll through the grounds from spring until fall. The scenic outlook offers a view of Morris, the river, and all the beauty that nature provides in.

Our scenic small city in the heartland also boasts plentiful employment and a superior quality of life. Whether you like fine dining, outdoor recreation, or just want to unwind in our peaceful prairie fields, if you explore Morris, you will find—

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 21st 
Donnelly Rod & Gun Club's 9th Annual Ice House Fishing Contest
10am-3pm
Pomme de Terre Lake (Perkins Lake)
Registration: 9-10am
Contest Hours: 10am-3pm
Cost: $20 per person

Tuesday, January 24th 
Warm Hearts, Hot Dishes
4:30-7pm at Faith Lutheran Church
Sponsored by RUSC Kinship


Friday, January 27th 
Governor's Water Summit
8:30am-3pm
University of Minnesota Morris
Student Center

Saturday & Sunday, January 28th & 29th
West Central Trailblazers Snowmobile Race
8am-3pm
Registration 8am at Buddies Bar & Grill
Race Time 11am

Friday & Saturday February 4th & 5th
Community of Scholars
University of Minnesota Morris

More Events


City of Morris

Whether you’re a current resident or are looking for information about our small town on the prairie with the big city culture and education, this is the place to find it!

Chamber of Commerce

Not only does the Chamber serve as your information hub, we also provide relocation services and insider knowledge for visitors looking for a unique “agri-cultural” experience.

Stevens County Economic Improvement Commission, Inc.

SCEIC provides economic services for existing and startup businesses, including business plan development and loan packaging.

Explore Minnesota

Read about Morris' own Horticulture Display Garden, an All America Selections Trial Grounds featured on Explore Minnesota!