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Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota

Luverne is a town in Southern Minnesota.


Luverne is the county seat of Rock County Minnesota. The county holds the distinction of being one of four counties in the state of Minnesota without a natural lake. It is one of four towns profiled in the 2007 Ken Burns documentary The War. It is the main setting for the second season of the TV show Fargo.

Get in[edit]

Map of Luverne

By bus[edit]

  • Greyhound, Jefferson Bus Lines

By car[edit]

  • Interstate 90, east and west. U.S. Highway 75, north and south. Rock County Highway 4, east and west.

By plane[edit]

  • Quentin Aanenson Airfield - LYV

Get around[edit]

By personal automobile, bicycle or walking.


  • Rock County Historical Museum
    1 Rock County Historical Museum, 312 East Main Street, +1 507 283-2122. Tu W F Sa 10AM-5PM, Th 10AM-8PM. The History Center, located in the historic former Ford dealership building in downtown Luverne, features displays of Rock County cities, Rock County government and changing displays on specific historical topics.
  • 2 Carnegie Cultural Center (Rock County Fine Arts Association), 205 N Freeman Ave, +1 507 283-8294. Tu-F 1-5PM, Sa 10AM-2PM. The Carnegie Cultural Center was previously used as the Rock County Community Library until volunteers completed renovations in 1991 to change the facility into the Carnegie Cultural Center, which is the home of art organizations from all around Rock County.
  • 3 Blue Mounds State Park (Blue Mounds State Park), 1410 161st Street, +1 507 283-6050, . Camping, hiking, rock climbing, wildlife, Bison herd, prairie wildflowers and grasses Blue Mounds State Park on Wikipedia
  • 4 Hinkly House Museum, 217 N Freeman Ave, +1 507 283-4061. The Hinkly House is a beautifully preserved and accurately restored Victorian period home.


  • 1 The Lake, 815 W Edgehill. Fishing dock, beach volleyball, room to barbeque, and a large sandy beach. The Lake hosts the annual Fourth of July celebration.
  • 2 Rock County Fair, 593-699 S Freeman Ave (southbound US 75, turn left on Main St., then turn right onto S. Freeman Ave., northbound US 75, turn right onto Hatting St., then turn left onto S. Freeman Ave). Agriculture fair held annually during the last week of July.
  • 3 Blue Mounds Trail & Luverne Loop. The Blue Mounds Hiking and Biking Trail offers six miles of trail from Main Street Luverne to the Blue Mounds State Park. Trail users can access the Blue Mounds Trail by parking at Redbird Field and accessing the starting point of the trail at the intersection of Main Street and Blue Mound Avenue. The second option is parking at Blue Mounds State Park via the Main Entrance and accessing the trail from within the Park. The third option is parking at the Cliffline Area along County Hwy 8 (parking passes available on site).
  • 4 Verne Drive-In Theater, 1607 S Kniss Ave, +1 507 283-0007, . Features new films for viewing outdoors.
  • 5 Palace Theatre, 104 E Main St, +1 507 283-4339.
    The Palace Theater was constructed in 1915 by architect W.E.E. Greene.


  • 1 Those Blasted Things, 924 S Kniss Ave, +1 507 283-4027.
  • 2 Brandenburg Gallery, 213 East Luverne Street, +1 507 283-1884. Luverne native and National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg, located on the first two floors of the Rock County Veterans Memorial Building. Featured subjects include wildlife, the outdoors and a focus on the vanishing prairie.






Go next[edit]

Routes through Luverne
Sioux FallsBrandon  W  E  WorthingtonAlbert Lea
MoorheadPipestone  N  S  Le MarsSioux City

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