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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The sponsors and organizers of the Morris Prairie Pioneer Days would appreciate receiving your feedback on the festival as well as your thoughts on some possible additions and changes to the festival in the future.

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—

It All Starts Here!

Parade of Lights

Thursday, November 16th 6 p.m.

Upcoming Events

October-December
St. Mary's Fall Enrichment Classes 
Register Online HERE or visit the St. Mary's School Office
Open to all area students

Wednesday, October 11th 
Chamber Orchestra Concert
7:30 p.m.
HFA- UMM Campus
Free and open to the public

Thursday, October 12th 
Seminar "The Great Wind Erosion Mystery"
10 a.m.
Conference Room- USDA-ARS Soils Lab (803 Iowa Ave., Morris)
FREE and open to the public

Thursday, October 12th 
Soup & Substance
6-7:30 p.m.
Cougar Room, UMM Student Center
FREE and open to the public

Saturday, October 14th
3rd Annual Crazy Cousins Sale
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
44940 175th St.- Morris

Sunday, October 15th 
3rd Anual Crazy Cousins Sale
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
44940 175th St.- Morris

Monday, October 16th 
Sons of Norway Norskfodt Lodge 1-590 Meeting
7 p.m.
Morris American Legion
Prospective members welcome

Thursday, October 17th 
FREE Movie "Going in Style" & coffee
9 a.m. walking open, 10 a.m. movie
Morris Area Elementary School

Wednesday, October 18th
Briggs Library Annual Book Sale
12-7 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center-UMM

Wednesday, October 18th
Come Grow with Us: Creating a Butterfly Garden
12:15-1 p.m.
AgCountry Auditorium- West Central Research & Outreach Center

Thursday, October 19th 
Briggs Library Annual Book Sale
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center- UMM

Thursday, October 19th 
Someplace Safe Day of Purple
To request day of purple stickers and posters, please contact your local Someplace Safe Office or email: newsletter@someplacesafe.info 

Thursday, October 19th 
FREE Movie Matinee
2 p.m.
Morris Public Library

Thursday, October 19th 
"Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain between Indian and American" 
7 p.m.
HFA 6- UMM Campus
Free and open to the public

Thursday, October 19th 
"Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life"
7 p.m.
Briggs Library, Lower Level- UMM Campus
Free and open to the public

Friday, October 20th
Annual Vintage Fall Sale
6-8 p.m.
309 West 10th St.- Morris
Featuring Junk by Jenny, Drops of Sunshine and The Pop-Up Bakery
Pre-Shop HERE

Monday, October 23rd 
Fall into Health
5-8 p.m.
Morris Area Elementary School
FREE and open to the public

Thursday, October 26th 
Pomme de Terre Local Waters Conversations & Open House
4-7 p.m.
Old No. 1- Morris 

Tuesday, October 31st 
Federated Church's 4th Annual Trunk or Treat
5-7 p.m.
Federated Church- Morris
FREE and fun for the whole family!

Thursday, November 16th
Parade of Lights
6 p.m.
Downtown 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!