Things to do in Marshall & Southwest MN

A Complete Guide to Entertainment, Attractions & Events

Are you ready for some fun?! Venture out to seek your adventure in Marshall, MN! Attend one of our unique events found only in Marshall, explore one of our secret spots that are favorites of the locals and visitors alike, enjoy the great outdoors while hunting, fishing, hiking, biking or playing in one of the many parks, experience our music and arts culture, shop our local stores, enjoy a variety of dining options, and stay in one of our comfortable hotels. No matter what season—spring, summer, fall, or winter—you'll cultivate your best experience in Marshall, MN!

Here is a complete guide to having an amazing getaway in this vibrant southern Minnesota community. Take a look at the many wonderful things to do in Marshall, MN.

Marshall, MN Events

Marshall is the place to cultivate the best experiences with your favorite people. Check out our full list of annual Marshall events and plan your next trip during one of our events to cultivate the best experience while in town. Here are some of the fun events that are unique to our town. Stay up to date on upcoming events by reading the Marshall Minute.

  • Sample beers from some of the best breweries in Minnesota, have a bite to eat, play some yard games and socialize at the Made in Minnesota Craft Beer Festival.
  • Sounds of Summer is a free event the entire family will enjoy. Food, games, and entertainment for all ages.
  • Gather with friends at the Lyon County Fair! Grandstand events, food, rides, animals, and more!
  • Find great deals at Marshall Crazy Days! Products from all of your favorite local businesses at sale prices!
  • Prairie Home Hospice and Community Care Presents Light Up the Night. Enjoy a winter wonderland of lights and other holiday fun in Independence Park in Marshall, MN.
  • Enjoy all of the community events, big and small, that the city of Marshall has to offer.

Marshall, MN Attractions

Fun Family Activities

There are lots of kid-friendly activities and family fun to be had in Marshall, MN. Pack up the family and the pets and head over to Marshall, MN. We have several kid-approved restaurants, family-friendly hotels with pools, pet-friendly hotels and camping, and dog boarding. Here are some of the many family fun activities. Play and stay in Marshall!

Enjoy some fresh air and outdoor recreation!

Take a family bike ride on one of the Marshall Bike Trails, take your teenagers to skate or skateboard at the Boards & Blades Skate Park, enjoy the playgrounds and ball fields at one of the many Marshall Area Parks, and visit the Marshall Aquatic Center for waterslides, swimming, and more family water fun!

Support the local businesses of Marshall

Take the family to AJ's Family Arcade for arcade games, mini-golf, go-karts, and batting cages and have a bite to eat at The Gym Sports Bar & Grill. Spend a rainy day indoors racing radio-controlled cars at Genesis RC Raceway or watch a movie and eat popcorn at the Marshall 6 CEC Theatre. After a day of fun, stop at the Schwan's Ice Cream Parlor or Smidt's Little DQ for yummy ice cream treats.

Try a new activity!

Marshall has several sweet fishing spots to take your kids fishing and enjoy time with the whole family in the summer and fall. Traveling with your pet? Visit the Loyalty Dog Park and let them run and play on warm weather days! On cold winter days visit the Children's Library at Marshall Lyon County Library for reading, computer time, and fun activities, or enjoy an afternoon of Open Ice Skating at the Red Baron Arena.

Activities for Adults & Couples

Who says kids get to have all of the fun! Whether you're looking for a romantic retreat, a couples trip with friends, or a girlfriends getaway, Marshall MN has something for you! Check out these fun adult destinations and activities.

After you've taken in all of the fun activities, be sure to sit down for a nice meal and have a few drinks. Then relax and unwind in one of the accommodating Marshall, MN hotels.

Grab a glass or two of Brau Beer!

Brau Brothers Brewery offers a variety of craft beers, a restaurant, an all-new Brau Cave, and Brau Brothers Golf Simulator.

Enjoy some local culture

Take in a theater performance, view the local art, or listen to live music during the Bandshell Music Series.

Hit the Course

Play a round of golf on the beautiful member-designed 18-hole course, and enjoy a drink or bite to eat at the Marshall Golf Club.

Explore Marshall like a local

Get to know the city’s attractions at a closer level. Rent a bike using our Bike Share Program and ride our beautiful paved trails. Or take a stroll and learn more about our city on the Marshall History Walking Tour.

Marshall, MN Outdoor Activities

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Whatever outdoor activity you enjoy, we have something for you in Marshall MN! If you are hungry after all that fresh air, we have lots of restaurants to choose from.  Are you and your hunting party, biking group, or fishing party staying for a few days? Reserve a camping spot or hotel room in Marshall MN.

The Marshall area offers some unique outdoor activities in southern MN:


Geocaching is an online scavenger hunt that's fun for all ages.

Floating Down the River

Tubing, kayaking, or canoeing the Redwood River is a popular choice as a relaxing way to take in nature and enjoy the water.

Camden State Park

Camden State Park near Marshall, MN offers camping, a swimming area, hiking trails, fishing, the Camden Regional Bike Trail, and much more!

Envrionmental Areas

ADM & SMSU Environmental Area Hiking Trails are a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike. A beautiful area to take a walk and get some exercise.

Shooting Sports

Plan your hunting trip in southwest Minnesota. A great area for pheasant hunting, deer hunting, and more. Fire off a few rounds with your hunting party at the Redwood River Sportsman's Club go trap shooting at Shooters Sporting Clays, site in your bow, or practice your aim at the Marshall Archery Park.

Hotels in Marshall, MN

Make Marshall, MN your next destination for a quick family vacation, girlfriends' getaway, hunting or fishing trip, or couples retreat. You'll cultivate the best experiences while staying in our hotels, with several amenities to fit your needs.

Book now! You won't regret it. We'll see you in Marshall, Minnesota!

Things To Do In Marshall

Upcoming Events

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Small Town Pizza Battle

May 17 - July 26
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Escape Room at the Lyon County Museum

May 31 @ 4:00 pm - October 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Crazy Days

July 18 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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