Welcome! We're thrilled that Fergus Falls is on your agenda for tourism, business or more long term - for a move! Our slogan “Find Us, Lose Yourself!” challenges and invites you to come to Fergus Falls to rejuvenate yourself. Relax, unwind and enjoy a refreshing environment that will leave you ready to return to everyday life invigorated and ready to go.
The people who live and work here are proud of our community and are always eager to roll out the red carpet for visitors. We think you'll find that the friendly nature of our citizens - together with tremendous community assets - will leave you with a fabulous experience. Fergus Falls is located only 2½ hours northwest of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and an hour southeast of Fargo Moorhead. We're right off I-94 with five exits into our thriving community.
Fergus Falls has wonderful museums, historic buildings, a performing arts center that brings a wide range of programs, shopping - from national chain stores to boutiques and antiques, a nature learning center, world-class horse arena and fabulous biking/walking/snowmobiling trails. Our location as an anchor to the Pine to Prairie Birding Trail and Otter Trail Scenic Byway have people flocking to see what the buzz is about. Don't forget about our lakes. Over 1,000 lakes in the area call people to fish, boat, ski and relax.
Arts & History
Whether looking for performing or visual arts or local history, Fergus Falls and Otter Tail County are rich with offerings.
Fergus Falls has a fantastic performing arts theater, A Center For the Arts. It is a gem to our community and provides year-round music, dance, theatre, visual arts programs and summer art classes for children and teachers. From big names like Leon Redbone and Moore by Four, to local favorites and community theater, A Center for the Arts offers variety and excellence.
The Lakes Region Arts Council, and New York Mills Regional Cultural Center offer great visual arts opportunities. Rotating exhibits, gallery crawls and festivals provide great “eye candy” for sophisticated art lovers and the novice alike.
Otter Tail County Historical Museum
The Otter Tail County Historical Museum is recognized as one of the best local history museums in Minnesota. From authentically recreated dioramas and period rooms to creative hands-on activities, the museum is a unique cultural and educational resource in Otter Tail County.
A unique, very picturesque spot in the country is Phelps Mill. Old Phelps Mill played a proud role in the development of agricultural history in Otter Tail County in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.