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

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

Saturday, June 10th
12-2 p.m.
National Get Outdoors Day
Glacial Lakes Park
Free will donation, free parking

Tuesday, June 13th
4:30-6:30 p.m.
10th Annual Fundraiser for Relay for Life
Patio by NovaCare on 1st Street
Walking tacos, cookie, beverages, free will offering
Silent auction and luminaries for purchase

Thursdays starting June 15th 
3-6 p.m.
Power of Produce 
Morris Public Library Square 
Free activities for the kids!

Saturday, June 17th 
Conexiones Summer Picnic
Pomme de Terre Park
Canoe Rides, Kids' Color Run, Father's Day Picnic & More

Tuesday, June 20th
5:15-6:15 p.m.
FREE Body Pump 102 Launch
Regional Fitness Center

Wednesday, June 21st 
5:15-6 p.m.
Come Grow with Us: Bringing new Life to Old Shrubs
Horticulture Display Gardens at WCROC

Thursday, June 21-25th
Performances 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday
"The Odd Couple"
Roosevelt Hall, Barrett
Dinner Theatre & Ticket Reservations & Info: 320-528-2343

Thursday, June 22nd 
4:30-5 p.m.
FREE CX Worx Launch
Regional Fitness Center

Thursday, June 22nd 
6:30-8 p.m.
Public Opening Reception of Horizontal Grandeur 
Stevens County Museum

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

Thursday, June 29th 
District 45 Dairy Open House
4-7 p.m.
32328 450th Ave. Hancock, MN
Guided Tours, FREE Meal

Friday, July 14-16th
Prairie Pioneer Days
East Side Park, 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!