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—

It All Starts Here!

Parade of Lights

Thursday, November 16th 6 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 8th 
The Snowman Family Concert
4 p.m. & 7 p.m.
HFA Recital Hall- UMM
Tickets $5 Adults, Seniors/Students $1, Children (0-12) Free
Tickets available at the door

Friday, December 8th 
Supper with Santa 
5-7:30 p.m.
Morris Eagles Club
Treats and games for the kids. Proceeds donated to local charities. 

Saturday, December 9th 
Santa's Helpers
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
PRCA Gallery
Join the PRCA Gallery for a day of gift shopping with your children, Santa's helpers will be there to help! Enjoy complimentary treats while your child shops. Gift wrapping also available.

Saturday, December 9th 
Santa Day
12-4 p.m.
Morris Theatre
FREE Pictures with Santa from 12-2 p.m. and FREE movie "Polar Express" at 2 p.m.

December 12th-15th
Final Exams for UMM Students

Friday, December 15th 
Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
Wear your ugly holiday sweater to participating businesses and receive a prize or discount!

Sunday, December 17th
Skating with Santa
6:30-8 p.m.
Morris Hockey Arena 

Monday, December 18th
Childcare Provider Classes
9:15-10:45 a.m.
Class is free, but space is limited so register early by calling Diane Strobel at 585-2237

Tuesday, December 19th 
Walking, Coffee and movie "Christmas Shoes"
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Morris Area Elementary School
Free and open to the public

Friday, December 22nd 
Grand Prize Drawing for $500 Chamber Cash

December 27, 28 and 29
Musical Theater Intensive "Cinderella"
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Morris Area High School Theater
Tuition $25 per student 
Click HERE to register or in person at St. Mary's School

Friday, December 29th 
Cinderella: The Musical 
3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Morris Area High School Theater
Tickets: $5

Saturday, February 24th
12th Annual St. Mary's School Dinner & Auction
Doors Open at 4 p.m.
Playhouse and dinner tickets can be purchased from any St. Mary's family or by contacting the school office. 

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!