Minnesota: Redwood County

Redwood County (pop. 16,059) is just east of Lyon County, on the south bank of the Minnesota River.

The county seat is Redwood Falls (pop. 5,254), located near where the Redwood River flows into the Minnesota River.

Redwood County Courthouse (1892)

The 219-acre Alexander Ramsey Park in Redwood Falls is the largest municipal park in Minnesota; originally a state park, it was transferred to Redwood Falls in 1958.

“The Little Yellowstone of Minnesota”

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “On the Banks of Plum Creek” was based on her childhood days when the family lived near Walnut Grove (pop. now 871).

Walnut Grove has a Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and an outdoor Wilder Pageant every July.

Many stars of TV’s “Little House” have visited.

The Lower Sioux Indian Reservation is along the Minnesota River in Redwood County.

The Jackpot Junction Casino was Minnesota’s first.

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One comment on “Minnesota: Redwood County

  1. Lois says:

    The “Little Yellowstone”–what a beautiful waterfall and pond!

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