The Most Famous House in Town!
Nestled between Lake Cochrane and Lake Oliver is an 88-acre playground for campers, anglers, boaters and those who simply enjoy the outdoors. Both the quality of the park and the clear, spring-fed lake bring people to this area. Lake Cochrane was named for the area’s first homesteader, Byron J. Cochrane, who settled on the south side of the lake in 1872. The area’s rich farmlands and attractive setting soon attracted other homesteaders.
SD State Park--Entrance Fee required
Western Prairie Waters surrounds the northern portion of the Minnesota River Valley. Explore the serene prairies and breathtaking rivers and indulge in the rich culture, festivals and recreational opportunities. This is the ideal vacation destination... experience life in the relaxed lane!
The Lund-Hoel House 2006 Exterior Renovation project was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Southwest Initiative Foundation. We deeply appreciate their support.
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The "King of Trails" (KT) crosses the entire United States, beginning in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and ending at the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston, Texas.
This website is a resource for planning your travels through Western Minnesota. Our site serves as your source for links to the many cities and sites along the route.
Explore Minnesota is Minnesota's state tourism promotion office. Its mission is to promote and facilitate travel to and within the state of Minnesota.
As part of the western plains, southwestern Minnesota was once a sea of prairie grasses that stretched beyond the horizon. Great herds of buffalo roamed here. The Dakota Indians made their home on these plains. Later, westward expansion brought settlers from the east and from Europe, who came to farm the land. Today, the spirit and traditions of the Dakota and the early pioneers are honored at numerous museums and historic sites.
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