Visit Harmony Minnesota tourist attractions. Shop for handmade gifts, jams and local produce. Take an Amish Tour to see simple living at its best.
According to the story, the naming of Harmony came about during an argument about the town's proposed name. Someone in the group said, "please, let's just have harmony." And so it has been ever since.
One of the primary reasons many people visit Harmony Minnesota is to learn about the Amish people who live there and to buy some of the goods they produce. If you want a guided visit, sign up for one of the Amish Tours available in the area.
You can experience this unique lifestyle and learn about Harmony's Amish community by booking a tour through Amish Tours of Harmony. Winter tours are available by appointment by calling 800-752-6474. No Sunday tours.
If you choose to explore on your own you can do a self-guided tour by purchasing a CD and listen as you explore. Please respect the privacy of the Amish community. That includes not questioning them about their way of life or their religion.
You will see signs in front of some Amish homes advertising "Quilts," "Eggs," or "Honey," etc. In some cases they use the honor system where you take the product and leave the cash. If they come out to transact business, it is just that, it is not an invitation into their home.
Slim's Woodshed is a mini-museum that showcases a collection of carvings from around the world. This museum/classroom/store is a "must see."
The Karst Interpretive Site offers a series of signs that describe the geology of the Harmony area.
The Jem Theater is a small, renovated 1940's style movie house that shows first run films and serves popcorn with real butter!Harmony Minnesota Hotels: You can stay in the Country Lodge, a homey hotel in a renovated creamery, the Asahi Loft of Harmony that offers beautiful Japanese style luxury accommodations, and Amish Valley Cabin in nearby rural Canton, MN that offers an amenity filled private getaway, perfect for family vacations, reunions, quilting retreats and more!
Shopping is one of the primary reasons many people visit Harmony Minnesota. There are many places right in town where you can buy Amish goods and other one-of-a-kind items. Here are a few:
For a fun and unique experience when you visit Harmony Minnesota, check out the Eagle Bluff’s Skills School. Classes are focused on helping adult learners gain new skills for joyful living and a sustainable world. Recent classes include creating unique, hand-made wood turned bowls and platters, learning to make bread, pies, or homemade noodles with an Amish instructor, and Shiitake Mushroom cultivation. For a fun outing with friends and family just choose a class. To see a full class listing, learn more and to register visit: www.eagle-bluff-skills-school.orgThe Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook: Plainly Delicious Recipes from the Simple Life
The Harmony Visitor Center on 2nd Street can help you with information about the area and tours. Historic Bluff Country is in the same building and will give you tips about the region, available lodging and more.Lanesboro B&Bs, Vacation Rentals and Hotels are all near the best attractions in Harmony.
Forestville Mystery Cave State Park With its stalactites, stalagmites, and underground pools, this is the longest cave in the state with 13 miles of passages. Park naturalists provide tours of the cave throughout the summer and on weekends in the spring and fall.
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