Marshall is the heart of Southwest Minnesota, serving as the regional hub for retail, entertainment, dining, sports, and much more. With the beauty of the prairie and the Redwood River, which runs directly through the city, Marshall is the perfect destination for a family outing or a weekend getaway.
You can start the day at one of the city’s locally-owned coffee houses and shop the streets of downtown Marshall. Filled with fashionable clothing and unique finds, you’ll be delighted to see what is waiting for you on Marshall’s Main Street.
Then you can take a step back in time at the Lyon County Historical Museum. Consisting of two floors of exhibits, the collections range from Minnesota history, war memorabilia, and lifestyle displays from different eras. You can even indulge on a world-famous Schwan’s ice cream treat at the museum’s vintage ice cream parlor.
Looking to spend the afternoon outdoors instead? Marshall is home to over 30 miles of pristine biking and hiking trails, including the beautiful Camden State Park located just minutes from town. You can hike the Dakota Valley Trail, overlooking the Redwood River Valley, trout fish on the Redwood River, or take a dip in the spring-fed pond.
As a bonus, Marshall also has nine well-maintained city parks and one dog park. No matter where you are spending your day in the city, you are within walking distance of these great amenities.
Vast acres of public prairie lands boast various species of wildlife right here in Southwest Minnesota as well. Grab your gear and hunt one of Lyon County’s eight public walk-in accesses. Marshall also provides hunters six pet-friendly hotels for their favorite companions.
If sports are more your thing, Marshall is a premier destination for amateur and youth sports. With over 70 courts, rinks, and fields, Marshall is the ideal location for both players and spectators. This includes a state-of-art hockey and event center at the Red Baron Arena and Expo. The arena has played host to several regional and state competitions including a spotlight event by the Minnesota Wild.
Marshall is also home to Southwest Minnesota State University and the Division II Mustangs. No matter your sport, you can catch the Mustangs in actions throughout the year. SMSU also has a well-known theater department which showcases musicals, concerts, and plays open to the public.
Finally, you can’t leave Marshall without enjoying some of the city’s unique dining options and locally brewed beer. Stop at Brau Brothers Brewery and Taproom to enjoy 24 locally brewed taps. You are sure to find something everyone will love.
We betcha won’t find a more “Minnesota Nice” community than Marshall, Minnesota.