Wind farms, a buffalo herd, and ancient Indian petroglyphs are among the intriguing sights in the southwestern corner of Minnesota. This land was once a sea of prairie grasses, and remnants of the prairie can be found at Blue Mounds State Park at Luverne. Quarries at the Pipestone National Monument are still the source of the soft, red stone used to carve ceremonial pipes by several Indian tribes.
The pioneer childhood of author Laura Ingalls Wilder is part of the heritage of tiny Walnut Grove, and frontier life is also portrayed at pioneer village in Worthington. And trains are in the spotlight at the End-O-Line Railroad Museum in Currie.
Enjoy pockets of forest and lakes at Camden, Kilen Woods and Lake Shetek state parks. Many of the scenic highlights of the region are captured in the work of a renowned nature photographer displayed at the Brandenburg Gallery.