Walnut Grove, MN

Town in Redwood County, MN

Sponsors of Walnut Grove, MN


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

About Walnut Grove, MN


Home of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The community of Walnut Grove sprang up in 1870. Its name came from the beautiful grove of walnut trees along the banks of Plum Creek where settlers found rich land and plentiful game. Although a grasshopper plague almost destroyed the settlement in the same year it began, perseverance, hard work, and a strong Christian faith carried the community through the many hard times. A school took root in 1873 and the Congregational Church was built in 1874. Soon, the town boasted having three general stores, hardware, drug, grocery, flour and feed stores, a hotel, confectionery, lumber yard, fuel dealer, harness shop, shoe shop, blacksmith shop, meat market, elevator, a doctor’s office, a law office, and one saloon. Today, Walnut Grove is home to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum as well as the yearly Wilder Pageant—both enticements for visitors to travel from around the world to seek the experiences of historic and contemporary prairie life.

Community Organizations of Walnut Grove, MN


Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Walnut Grove, MN


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Faith Organizations of Walnut Grove, MN


Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Walnut Grove, MN


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Redwood County, MN


Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Redwood County, MN page.

Veterans of Redwood County, MN


Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!