Crookston is a warm and friendly community of about 8,200 people, located in the heart of the
Crookston features a large historic district in the downtown area. A walking tour of the area provides visitors a close-up look at the unique turn of the century architecture. While you are touring you might include shopping at a number of unique stores, each offering a tantalizing array of merchandise.
The Grand Theatre, where vaudeville once reigned, is the oldest continually operating movie theatre in the
Just north of the community you'll find the picturesque campus of the
Each August, Crookston celebrates its heritage with the Ox Cart Festival, now considered one of the top Festivals in northwest
On the second Saturday of September Crookston participates in the King of Trails Marketplace, "400 miles of great bargains", as we host a downtown flea and farmers market and city wide garage sales. Also that weekend on Sunday The Polk County Historical Museum hosts Pioneer Days with demonstrations and exhibits on pioneer life on the prairie and the RRV Sugar beet museum has the Harvest Festival with a potato salad dinner and harvest demonstrations.
Each December Crookston retailers and students from the University of Minnesota Crookston team up for "Winter Wonderland", with hundreds of lighted luminaries lining the streets, store holiday specials, sleigh rides in the park and Santa Land. Winter Wonderland is held the first Friday in December.
Glacial Ridge, recently designated as the nations newest National Wildlife Refuge, is just ten miles from Crookston on US Highway 2. The new refuge will link twelve existing conservation areas, and when fully restored, will provide important habitat for many species of wildlife, as well as a variety of opportunities for public recreation.
With lots of history, the natural beauty of the prairie, entertaining events, friendly people, and so much more, you are invited to visit Crookston ! For more information log on to www.visitcrookston.com or call 1-800-809-5997.
Crookston Convention and Visitors Bureau
107 West 2nd St., P.O. Box 115