Litchfield Visitors Bureau

Discover historic meeker county

What You’ll Need

Start your day by visiting the G.A.R. Hall (Grand Army of the Republic Hall). This historic building served as a meeting place for Union veterans of the American Civil War. Explore the exhibits and learn about the local history.

Take a stroll through downtown and learn about the history of the Litchfield Commercial District. Access the brochure HERE or stop by the Visitors Bureau office (219 N Sibley Ave.) to grab a map.

Sit down for lunch at Parkview Grille, a local restaurant known for its delicious food and friendly atmosphere. In the summer, enjoy your food al fresco with a view of beautiful Central Park.

After lunch, head to the Darwin Twine Ball, located just 6 miles East of Litchfield. This quirky attraction is the world’s largest ball of twine made by one man. There is also a small museum and gift shop that’s worth a visit.

Your last stop is the Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum. Housed in the historic Universal Laboratories building, this center showcases a variety of interesting exhibits and events.

The historian

Meeker County holds a rich and storied past that continues to shape its present-day charm. Established in 1856, this historic county boasts a diverse tapestry of cultural heritage.

GAR Hall
Downtown Walking Tour
Lunch @ Parkview
Darwin Twine Ball
Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum