Tour #2 - Railroad Country

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Cities:

  • Currie
  • Westbrook
  • Jeffers
  • Dovray
  • Sanborn

In the early days, there were no highways in Southwest Minnesota. Railroad ties and steam engines connected our communities. Stop by one of our historic town depots, and chances are you'll make a new friend who can tell you all about the railroad days.

Currie - At the End-'O-Line Railroad Park & Museum, ride the manually operated turntable that rotated the heavy steam engines. Ride the small scale Hilfers Train. Restored general store and school. Exhibits of railroad equipment and history.

Lake Shetek State Park - Access the 6-miles bike trail to End-'O-Line Park. Camping, fishing, hiking, boating and guided tours. One of the region's hot spots!

Westbrook - Restored 1906 Westbrook Hotel. Heritage House Museum, a restored depot stands on original site.

Jeffers Petroglyphs - Examine Native American figures artistically etched on red quartzite rock. Carvings of human figures, weapons and animals explained in the Interpretive Center.

Sanborn - Spend the night in an authentic sod house at the McCone Sod House exhibit. Gift shop with 1880s items. Phone 507-723-5138

Red Rock Falls County Park - Hike one of the many trails and stop to enjoy the waterfalls.