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Top 10 Things to Do in Marshall



SMSU Community Events

Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) is a constant blur of activity. Gala, Homecoming, Mustang Shootout, and AgBowl are just a few of the many Fall activities you can attend and enjoy. Check out the calendar at for more events and information.


Lyon County Historical Society

History nerd or not, the Lyon County Historical Museum has two stories of amazing displays of the unique history of Lyon County. Current exhibits include Life on the Prairie and the Schwan’s Dairy Lunch Counter, a real 1950’s ice cream and soda fountain counter. The Retail Exhibit will replace the current medical exhibit and open to the public on October 21st. Come and see where we shopped and what we wore over the years.

Brau Brother's Brewery 

When was the last time you had your beer tapped out of an antique fire truck? This is just one element of the distinctive atmosphere at Brau. Seasonal beer offerings and ten different sodas compliment a menu filled with unique and tasty selections. The 3rd annual Hopfest is September 9th, 10th, and 11th…hope to see you there.



Marshall Parks

We have 10 parks covering 200+ acres ready and waiting for you to explore. Each park has their niche-from the World Trade Center beam in Memorial Park to walking paths and fishing at Independence Park. Our parks have something to offer for young and young at heart…even man’s best friend has a special place at Loyalty Park. Visit the Parks page for more information on each park.


Experience Fall at Camden

Bison. Birds. Bikes. Whether you’re riding for fitness or with family the newly built path from Marshall to Camden State Park is sure to please. Be prepared to snap a few pictures of the scenery and wildlife while you’re exploring the park. Fall colors at Camden are spectacular and not to be missed. For camping reservations go to




Shop & Eat

Marshall is well known for our locally owned restaurants and retail. Many of our restaurants have menus that include local favorites. We also have a number of ethnic restaurants to tempt you. Marshall will host the 6th annual Walkabout September 15-17th. This is a great opportunity to shop at our local stores and discover their unique offerings. Check out the Shop & Eat Tabs!

Marshall Golf Club

Enjoy a round of golf and the beautiful fall weather at Marshall Golf Club. This 18 hole course stretches out over a challenging 6,601 yards. The Marshall Golf Club sports one of the top courses in the region. Tee Times/Pro Shop: (507) 537-1622 Banquets/Clubhouse: (507) 532-2278


Mustang & Tiger Athletics

Marshall is Southwest Minnesota’s sports destination city. Whether it’s football, volleyball, soccer, cross country, tennis or swimming, you can find a competition almost every night of the week. To make sure you don’t miss out, be sure to check and 


Hunt Southwest Minnesota

If you’re an avid hunter, then you’ve come to the right place. Southwest Minnesota is known for our great hunting as well as many Walk in Access points. Most Marshall hotels are also dog-friendly to add to the benefits of hunting here. For hunting maps and additional hunting season information go to

The Arts in Marshall

Be sure to take some time to walk through our art exhibits located on 3rd Street. Marshall Area Fine Arts Council (MAFAC) and Southwest Minnesota Arts Council host ever-changing local exhibits. If you’re lucky, the artist(s) will be on site. Pursuit of Excellence will bring top notch marching bands from surrounding states for a full day of competition on Saturday, September 17th.