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

Wednesday, September 20th
Come Grow with Us: Putting your Garden to Bed
5:15-6 p.m.
Horticulture Display Gardens

Thursday, September 21st 
FREE Film Screening and panel discussion "Resilience"
6:30-8 p.m.
Morris Area Concert Hall
All are welcome to attend!
Child Care provided upon request. Call Diane Strobel at 320-585-2237

Friday, September 22nd 
Fall Family Festival- sponsored by RUSC Kinship
4-6 p.m.
East Side Park
Free Fall carnival, music, games and more! 

Friday, September 22nd 
Faculty Jazz Recital
7:30 p.m.
HFA Recital Hall- UMM
Free Admission

Tuesday, September 26th
Red Cross Blood Drive
12:30-6:30 p.m.
Old No. 1 Southside
Click HERE to make an appointment

Tuesday, September 26th
Country Heat Fitness Class
6:15-7 p.m.
Regional Fitness Center
Your first class is free!

Tuesday, September 26th 
"Deej" Film Screening
7 p.m.
Imholte Hall #109
FREE event open to the public

Thursday, September 28th 
FREE Training for Small Businesses
Create Your Market in Social Media
8-10 a.m.
AgCountry- Morris
Register Here

Thursday, September 28th
Breastfeeding Essentials Class
6-8:30 p.m.
SCMC Lower Level
Registration $20 by calling Alyssa Thooft: 320-589-7623 or come to class!

Tuesday, October 10th 
FREE Training for Small Businesses
Prepare for the Future: Business Succession Planning
8-10 a.m.
AgCountry- Morris
Register Here

Thursday, November 16th
Parade of Lights
6 p.m.
Downtown 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!