Rock County (pop. 9,687) is in the southwestern corner of Minnesota, bordered by South Dakota on the west and Iowa on the south.
Rock County is one of four Minnesota counties with no natural lakes, but Blue Mounds State Park has a small reservoir. The park has a herd of more than 100 bison.
The county seat of Rock County is Luverne (pop. 4,745).
The Palace Theatre in Luverne (1915) hosts a variety of events, including live theater, concerts, and movies.
Luverne was one of the cities featured in Ken Burns’ 2007 PBS series about World War II, “The War.” The film had its world premiere at the Palace Theatre.
The six-mile Blue Mounds Hiking and Biking Trial connects Luverne with Blue Mounds State Park.
The Verne Drive-In Theater in Luverne is one of the few remaining drive-ins in Minnesota.
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