The Rushford Peterson Valley offers so much to see and enjoy. Take a tour, attend a variety of events, enjoy some music, and so much more.
At Norsland Lefse, see lefse being made that is then shipped throughout North America. Tour the Peterson State Fish Hatchery, which annually produces about 70,000 lake trout and 50,000 Rainbow trout for Minnesota’s Trout Program. The nearby Lanesboro State Fish Hatchery produces about 100,000 pounds of rainbow and brown trout each year for stocking. Other unique local businesses or manufacturers may be open for tours by appointment.
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Rural Life Exhibits
Oliver Tractor & Ag Equipment Collection
Bernard Pietenpol Aircraft & Exhibit
Open 9am-3:30pm Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Holidays.
Bowling for family fun! Many open bowl times available. League bowling for men, women, couples and youth. Make bowling reservations for birthdays and other parties. Full service bar and lounge. Pizza and full menu available from The Creamery next door! Nordic Lanes can also be reserved for events and banquets. Visit our Facebook page for updates and entertainment schedules.
Norsland Lefse is much more than a coffee shop and bakery. It's a producer of traditional lefse and other Scandinavian treats for more than 30 years. Norsland Lefse is made with real potatoes, with no preservatives to ensure it tastes just like Grandma's! The Gift Shop features Scandinavian items and the Coffee Shop & Bakery incorporates lefse into a unique menu and fresh baked goods.
Nearly 100 years after Peterson Station opened to serve SE MN Railroad customers, it welcomed the public again in 1974 as a museum and genealogy center.
A weekly outdoor market featuring area vendors and a variety of their locally grown, raised or produced foods and handmade wares. Open Tuesdays 3:30-6:00 pm, May through mid-October, by St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 109 N Mill Street in Rushford (across from the old school).
Thousands of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, including large print and audio books, magazines, videos/DVDs, and music CDs. Inter-library loans through the regional library system and downloadable books, magazines, movies and more. Computers available for the public. You may even borrow a bicycle through the library's BikeShare Program, in partnership with the Root River Trail Towns.