650 US Hwy. 75
Ortonville, MN 56278
Phone: (320) 839-2414
Fax: (320) 839-2414
Arts & Museums
This museum tells the story and history of the Kensington Runestone, as well as presents exhibits and artifacts that elucidate the history of the Vikings, the history of the early immigrants to the area, the history of Alexandria, Norse adventures and legends, a Native American exhibit, a wildlife exhibit, a memorial gun exhibit, and a plethora of other mini exhibits that can easily fill an entire day with interesting exploration.
This center for the fine arts promotes and nurtures local artists through the hosting of exhibits and performances, with exhibits rotating every three months; the center also provides an educational program that offers a variety of classes.
The Lyon County Museum features a display that tells the comprehensive history of Lyon County, an American Indian artifacts exhibit, a centerpiece exhibit of the 1950s that includes an ice cream/soda fountain, and more items of interest.
This museum offers a plethora of natural history exhibits, including displays that feature the flora and fauna of southwestern Minnesota.
This gallery features works by internationally known artists, and usually hosts around twelve changing exhibitions each year.
Open from April through October, the more than 12,500 square foot Richland County Historical Museum features Native American artifacts, a collection of Rosemeade Pottery, the largest registration book in the world, a one-room schoolhouse, such historical documents as original plat books and newspapers, rooms with furnishings and amenities of days gone by and much more.
Located at the entrance of the Chahinkapa Zoo, the Roger Ehnstrom Nature Center features five televisions with more than 30 wildlife videos, an insect exhibit, a rock exhibit, big game mounts and four live animal displays.
Established in 1970, the South Dakota Art Museum has been in the forefront of disseminating the artistic spirit among the people of South Dakota. The students of the university are tremendously participative in volunteer activities and events, lectures and workshops organized for kids and adults. Check website for a list of upcoming exhibitions that sure the impress art enthusiasts.
The Osakis Area Heritage Center features a museum with exhibits that explore the history, culture and heritage of the region.