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 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

Saturday, July 15th 
Marv Meyer 2K & 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run
7 a.m. Register, 8 a.m. Run
Early Registration by July 1st $15
$20 after July 1st
Morris Elementary School 
Registration Form

Saturday, July 15th
Car Show
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Big wheels races, bounce house, people's choice award, food vendors and door prizes
Heartland Motor Company, Morris

Sunday, July 16th
Rubber Ducky Derby
Right after the parade (about 4:30 p.m.)
Tickets available at Courage Cottage, or call 320-585-5133
Silent Auction, Food, Prizes & More!
Courage Cottage, Morris

Wednesday, July 26th
Crazy Days
All over Morris  
(events and times to follow)

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!