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