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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Photo Contest

Enter to win our Photo Contest! Show us what you find in our prairie oasis. You have the chance to win the ultimate Morris getaway: A two-night stay at the GrandStay Hotel & Suites Morris, MN in the room of your choice and dinner for two at Bello Cucina, Morris! To enter, go to

Prairie Pioneer Days

July 14-16

Celebrate the 33rd Anniversary!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 16th 
Come Grow With Us: Fall Lawn Care
5:15-6 p.m.
West Central Research & Outreach Center

Thursday, August 17th 
Summer Music Series
7 p.m.
Stevens County Historical Society & Museum
Bring snacks and lawnchairs

Saturday, August 19th
UMM Student Move-In Day

Wednesday, August 23rd 
Fall Semester Begins
University of Minnesota, Morris

Thursday, August 24th
Welcome UMM & Community Picnic 
6-8 p.m.
East Side Park

Thursday, August 24th
Book Club
7-8 p.m.
Morris Public Library

Thursday, August 24th
Opening Reception: First Date, Hyperlink Artists Collective
7 p.m.
Art Gallery- UMM

Friday August 25th-Saturday, August 26th 
Donnelly Threshing Bee
Donnelly, MN

August 28th-30th 
Feed my Starving Children Packing Event
Morris Area School
Click here to Volunteer

Thursday, August 31st
Open House Retirement for David Fluegel
3:30-7 p.m.
Hotel 200
Come for light, local refreshments and wish David well!

Monday, September 4th
Fall Day of Service
1:30-5 p.m.
Morris, MN

Saturday, September 9th 
Youth Mentored Waterfowl Hunt 
Morris, MN

Saturday, September 16th
4th Annual St. Mary's Walk/Run
8:30-10 a.m.
St. Mary's School
Click here for Tickets

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!