Montevideo MN - Chippewa County Historical Society

Point of Interest in Montevideo, MN

Situated on 20 acres, at the intersections of Highways 7 and 59 in Montevideo, MN; Historic Chippewa City is home to 24 buildings replicating a late 1800's village, complete with town square and boardwalk as well as a centrally located bandstand/gazebo.  Begun in 1965 with the preservation of a one room schoolhouse, Historic Chippewa City has become the "crown jewel" of sites in Southwestern Minnesota.  Your self-guided tour will take you directly into all 24 buildings.  Visit our authentic log cabins, 1880's church, Millinery Shop, Blacksmith Shop, General Store and many others.  Historic Chippewa City, a sure hit for all ages!  “The bestest place I’ve ever been too, except for Disney World” from one of our young guests!  Portions of the movie “Sweet Land”  were filmed at Historic Chippewa City, as was the PBS documentary “Death of a Dream”.  Historic Chippewa City has also inspired renowned artist Terry Redlin.  His Doctor series features the Chippewa Bank Building, and you will notice many of his log homes replicate those at this site.Historic Chippewa City opens on Memorial Day Weekend.  Hours from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., weekends and holidays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  September hours after Labor Day are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The site is also available for private tours, weddings, family reunions, and business meetings.  Admission required, free parking.See the video belowfrom Lakes Country TV/Lakes Country Living to learn more about the history of Historic Chippewa City.

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Chippewa County, MN

Chippewa County, MN

Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will find stories about the contributions made by farmers/ranchers located throughout our county and of course you will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Chippewa County, MN page.