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

Thursday, November 15th

Parade of Lights

6 p.m.

Downtown Morris 


Friday, November 16th 

Holiday Open House 

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

SCMC Gift Shop


Saturday, November 17th

Holiday Shopping

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Morris American Legion

Crafts, home based business & flea market vendor show!


Sunday, November 18th 

Kongsvinger Annual Fall Festival

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Kongsvinger Lutheran Church

Adults $12 Children (10 and under) $5


Tuesday, November 20th 

UMM Jazz- Jam Session

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Old No. 1- Southside


Thursday, November 22nd

8th Annual Courage Cottage Turkey Trot 

8 a.m.

Register HERE


Saturday, December 1st 

Morris Holiday Stroll

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Downtown Morris


Saturday, December 1st 

33rd Annual Museum Open House & Holiday Sale

9 a.m.-Noon

Stevens County Historical Society & Museum


Saturday, December 8th 

Santa Day & FREE Movie 

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Firetruck Rides

12-2 p.m. Pictures with Santa

2 p.m. FREE movie "The Star"

Morris Theatre

Sponsored by Federated Telephone


Sautrday, Devember 15th 

FREE Reindeer Rides

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

215 Atlantic Ave.

Sponsored by Fluegel, Anderson, McLaughlin & Brutlag Chartered Attorneys


September 6-8th 2019

Prairie Pioneer Days



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!