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Worth going out of the way. TYLER hosts Danish heritage events at The Danebod Folk School. Aebleskiver Festival the third weekend in July features the Danish baseball pancakes. Nisse figures decorate businesses. Lincoln County Fair in August features an 1870 log cabin. http://www.tylermn.com
LAKE BENTON boasts of downhill skiing and snowmobiling at nearby "Hole in the mountain" County Park. The historic Lake Benton Opera House hosts several dramatic and musical productions. Specialty shops provide "things to do" in this scenic lake area. The Buffalo Ridge large wind power project surrounds Lake Benton. Saddle Horse Holiday/Heritage Homecoming is held on Father's Day, while Benton/Fremont days the second weekend in August remember historic explorers of the area. http://www,visitlakebenton.com
IVANHOE celebrates their Polish heritage at Polska Kielbasa festival the second weekend in August. Visit the historic County Courthouse, also gardens in the village located at the crossroads of highways 75 and 19. Nearby at Wilno is historic "Cathedral on the Prairie"; location of July 4th celebration. http://www.frontiernet.net/~cityivan
HENDRICKS has four season recreation around the interstate lake. Syttende Mai, a Norwegian ethnic celebration is scheduled near May 17. The Buffalo Ridge Two-Cylinder Tractor show is held first full weekend in June. Lincoln County Pioneer Museum consists of five buildings of history. For camping reservations: 507-275-3192. http://www.brookings.itctel.com/~polson/hendricks.html
Enjoy the beauty and recreation of the village of Arco on nearby Lake Stay. Unique stone structures and stone house are of special interest.
Lakes, Campgrounds, parks, wildlife and native prairie add character to this rural area. Seven of these beautiful parks boast camping. For park information call 507-368-9350.