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Sauk Centre is a city in Central Minnesota with a population of 4,603 (2022)


Sauk Centre is the birthplace of Sinclair Lewis, a novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. It inspired his fictional Gopher Prairie, the setting of Lewis's 1920 novel Main Street, Sauk Centre also contains the Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home, a National Historic Landmark. Two other properties and a historic district are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: The Palmer House built in 1901 and expanded in 1916, the Minnesota Home School for Girls built 1911–1935, and the Original Main Street Historic District built 1920–1947.

Get in[edit]

Map of Sauk Centre

By car[edit]

About 2 hours northwest of Minneapolis via Interstate 94.

By plane[edit]

Get around[edit]

There is no public transportation in Sauk Centre but the Airport has a van to use and waking is a good option.








Go next[edit]

Routes through Sauk Centre
FargoAlexandria  W  E  Saint CloudMinneapolis
BemidjiWadena ← Jct W E  N  S  WillmarJackson

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