Chisholm Valley Wildlife Art
22388 Daley Creek Dr. Rushford, MN | 507-421-2527 | website |
This local art gallery is owned and operated by artist Michael Sieve. Come see this amazing display of wildlife art. Call ahead. Gallery does not have set hours.
HARC is a nonprofit that promotes the work and vision of local artists and artisans. Supporting a variety of arts, from visual to performing to storytelling and sculpture, this organization is to thank for the Parade of Owls and the annual Houston Arts Festival.
Houston County Historical Society
104 History Lane, Caledonia, MN | website | 507-725-3884 |
The Houston County Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution run by an all volunteer staff. Volunteers help to collect, preserve, and tell the story of Houston County’s past through museum exhibits, photographs, research materials, educational programs and tours.
Houston Lions Club
507-896-4809 | website |
This organization is always giving back to the community. The Lions host pancake breakfasts, organize the annul Root River Triathlon, are responsible for the community band shell in Trailhead Park, and much more.
The Houston-Money Creek Snowriders is a local club dedicated to maintaining our local snowmobile trail system.
Houston Nature Center & Trailhead Park
215 W. Plum St., Houston, MN | 507-896-4668 | website |
The Center offers sites for primitive camping in Trailhead Park. It's home to visitor information, hands-on nature displays, a natural playground, and clean showers and restrooms. The Center also offers a variety of educational programming for all ages.
International Owl Center
126 E. Cedar St., Houston, MN | 507-896-6957 | website |
The leader in owl-based education and programming, the Center features live owls and live owl programming, displays, and a gift shop stocked with owl merchandise. The Center is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and will have live owl programs at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays-Mondays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. It's also responsible for the internationally-known Festival of Owls.
Root River Floral
303 S. Elm St., Rushford, MN | 507-864-2381 | website |
We serve the communities of Lanesboro, Peterson, Rushford, and Houston. Our store is located in downtown Rushford with convenient parking! Cindy Thesing is a Minnesota Certified Florist with over 18 years design experience. We design for weddings, funerals, or any occasion. Chose from green and blooming plants or silks, candy and balloon bouquets too!
Root River Trail Towns
PO Box 141, Harmony, MN | email | website |
This non-profit organization consists of representatives from all nine trail towns along the Root River. Together they work to promote the Root River State Bike Trail System as a regional destination, and to link people to an outdoor experience. These 60 miles of paved trails are used for biking, jogging, walking, and cross-country skiing. The trail is used by all skill levels and offers a variety of views and stops along the system.
Sheldon Valley Sportsman's Association
11511 County Rd. 10, Caledonia, MN | email |
Our non-profit organization promotes the area's traditions of hunting, fishing, shooting sports and archery. Youth activities include our annual fishing derby, firearms safety training and coaching the Houston High School trap team. Our private range is located between the beautiful bluffs near Sheldon, and provides a safe and friendly environment to enjoy the shooting sports.
Sweet 16 Farm
21215 State 16, Houston, MN | 507-864-2260 | website |
Sweet 16 Farm's 2-acre cut flower farm supplies our community and local grocery stores with seasonal cut flower bouquets and farm-fresh tomatoes. Sweet 16 Farm host's three annual farm events, a Mother’s Day Weekend Starter Plant Sale, the Eat Local Co-op Farm Tour in July, and Hop Harvest Fest (August 26, 2019).
Wet Bark / Oak Ridge Trail
507-724-2107 | website
Wet Bark Recreation Area offers 11 miles of horseback riding trails, hiking trails, and six miles of designated mountain biking trails in the summer, and 11 miles of ski touring trails and six miles of snowmobile trails in the winter.
Other Local Arts and Recreation Options
Beaver Creek State Park
15954 County Rd 1, Caledonia, MN
Ferndale Country Club
23239 State 16, Rushford, MN
KARST Driftless Guidepost
111 Cedar Street
Seven Bridges Pottery
7246 Chisolm Rd.
Valley High Golf Club
9203 Mound Prairie Dr., Houston, MN