Established in 1884, Morton lies in the beautiful, winding Minnesota River Valley and is within walking distance of many historic sites where some of the most stirring scenes of the Midwest were enacted among the early settlers and Indians who populated the area. Some of the oldest rocks in the world include the gneiss found in this area of the river valley. In fact, Morton gneiss, a coarsely textured, foliated metamorphic rock, is 3.6 billion years old and was used to construct two fountains on the south lawn of the White House.
Home to Jackpot Junction Casino and Hotel, Morton also offers area residents and visitors limitless opportunities for recreation, education and entertainment. Whether you are catching sight of the bald eagles flying over the Ancient River Warren, visiting the Renville County Museum, shopping for antiques or Amish furniture, or attending one of Morton’s exciting festivals, Morton is certainly a destination point you don’t want to miss seeing!