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

Wednesday, April 19th 
5-6:30 p.m.
Autism Awareness 
SCMC Lower Level

Wednesday, April 19th 
6-7 p.m.
Come Grow with Us: Top Performing Perennials 
AgCountry Auditorium, West Central Research and Outreach Center
For more Info: 320-589-1711

Friday & Saturday April 21st & 22nd
6 p.m.
"The Titanic: A Night to Remember"
Dinner Theatre
Roosevelt Hall- Barrett
Tickets $30 Adults
Reservations Required: 320-528-2343

Saturday, April 22nd 
2 p.m.
"Before the Flood" Movie & Community Conversation 
Morris Movie Theatre
FREE and open to the public

Saturday, April 22nd 
CAC Performing Arts: Kahulanui
7:30 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, UMM
Info & Tickets

Monday, April 24th 
FREE Community Meal
5:30 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church

Monday, April 24th
Midwest Philosophy Colloquium
7 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109, UMM

Wednesday, April 26th 
National Denim Day
Wear Denim in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

Wednesday, April 26th 
Morris Chamber Orchestra 
7:30 p.m.
HFA, UMM
Tickets: $5 Adults, $3 Seniors/Kids, $1 Students

Friday, April 28th 
Dance Ensemble
7 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, UMM
Tickets & Info

Saturday, April 29th
Dance Ensemble
1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, UMM
Tickets & Info

Sunday, April 29th
Tinman Triathlon
9 a.m.
UMM Campus
More Info: jkuusist@morris.umn.edu

Tuesday, May 2nd 
6:30-7:30 p.m.
"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" Family Fun Event
Morris Public Library
FREE

Tuesday, May 3rd & Wednesday, May 4th
Minnesota Vikings Take Over the Town!

Thursday, May 4th
10:30 a.m.
Storytime 
Morris Public Library

Friday, May 5th
Leadercast
Hosanna Worship Center
*More details to follow

Monday, May 15th 
Pillow Cleaning 
7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Old No. 1 Southside
Sponsored by VFW Aux. 

Thursday, June 8th
5-7:30 p.m.
RUSC Garden Gala Fundraising Event
Pomme de Terre Park 

Sunday, June 25th 
Barn Quilts & More!
1-4 p.m.
Home of Ward & Carol Voorhees, Morris
Free & open to the public


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!