at the mouth of the Zumbro River on the "sand prairie"
that rolls down to the Mississippi River miles away,
Kellogg is great place to visit!
Nature lovers will have a unqiue
experience hiking in the 697-acre DNR Kellogg/Weaver
Dunes area and the 592-acre Weaver Dunes Preserve, which
is owned by the Nature Conservancy. This tract
of rolling sand dunes was formed by by the confluence
of the Mississippi, Chippewa and Zumbro Rivers in prehistoric
times. The McCarthy Lake Wildlife Management Area
(WMA) with its 3133 acres is adjacent to the west. And
all three parcels areclose to the Upper Mississippi
River Wildlife and Fish Refuge. This adds up to
unparalleled opportunities to view blue-winged teals,
wood ducks, tundra swans, mallards, ring-necked pheasants,
deer, wolf, fox, beaver, muskrat, mink, the occasional
perigrine falcon and more.
isn't the only reason to visit Kellogg! Lark
Toys is one of the most unique shops in southeastern
Minnesota. This family-owned business has been
offered remarkable toys---most notably handmade heirloom
wooden toys---for a quarter-century. It's 20,000
sq. ft. store has every type of toy. And
the Lark Toy Carousel is one-of-a-kind work of art.
Each rideable animal was hand-carved from basswood and
hand-painted. And then there's the multi-colored
waterfall and mini-golf! Just the place to bring
your grandchildren... or shop for Christmas!
Looking for more? SVJ
Creative Designs is Minnesotas largest manufacturer
of quality cast stone products. Vistors
can stroll through a garden of concrete statuary pieces
and view the entire Mississippi River Valley from the
workshop/showroom, which sit at the top of the bluffs
on State Hwy. 42. Groups of 15 or more can
arrange tours of the facility to see how these beautiful,
durable pieces are cast, finished and painted. Other
great places to visit include Cowpokes
Western Shop, just up the road from SVJ Creative
In Kellogg, you won't want to miss
dining at the Town & Country Cafe, where breakfast
is always on... and desserts are the specialty! And
you won't want to leave Kellogg with buying fresh, home-grown
tomatoes, sweet corn and famous "Sand Prairie"
melons---picked fresh from the fields that surround
this small town!