Preston Visitor Guide 2021

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2021-2022 PRESTON VISITOR’S GUIDE

PRESTON

VISITOR’S

GUIDE

ENJOY Historic BLUFF COUNTRY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

WELCOME

03 Preston’s History

& Heritage

04 Welcome to Preston

04 Moving or Expanding

05 When to Visit & Trip

Ideas

06 Bring Your Dog to Bluff

Country

07 Events

WORSHIP

07 Worship in Preston

AREA ATTRACTIONS

08 Amish Tours

Chimney Swift Birds

Fillmore County Airport

Forestville/Mystery Cave

10 Scenic Byway

Milwaukee Elevator

The Root River

State Veterans Cemetery

10 Rhythm By the River

11 Historic Forestville

11 Be Prepared for the

Adventure

13 Share your Photos

PRESTON’S

HISTORY & HERITAGE

“Preston was first settled by John

Kaercher (pictured) in 1853 and the

town was officially organized in 1855. The

location was desirable, as the Root River

afforded opportunities for Kaercher to

establish his flour mills along the river.

The area offered abundant supplies

of timber, water power, stonework and

railway service. Preston is named after

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

14 National Trout Center

9–Hole Fishing Course

Root River Fish & Wildlife

Canoe & Kayak

TRAILS

17 Root River State Bike Trail

Harmony-Preston Valley

State Bike Trail

Preston Walking Tour

Bike Share Program

18-19 Bike Trail & River Map

SHOP

20 Pop-Up Markets

MAP OF PRESTON

24-25 See Preston &

directions to its neighboring

towns

HOTELS & LODGING

26 Lodging in Preston &

in nearby towns

28 Geocaching

29 Winter Fun

31 Take a Selfie

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CAMPING

32 Tent, Trailer & RV

Camping in Preston

& in nearby towns

33 Getting Around

EAT & DRINK

34 Eat & Drink

37 Traveler Tidbit

LIVE

38 Veteran Friendly

39 Livability

SERVICES

40 Preston, the Fillmore

County Seat

COMMUNITY

ORGANIZATIONS

43 Fillmore County Historical

Society

Preston Arts Council

Chamber of Commerce

Community Foundation

Economic Development

Preston Historical Society

Preston Lions Club

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

44-47 Business Directory

& Chamber Member

the town’s first postmaster,

Luther Preston, a good friend

and employee of Mr. Kaercher.

Located in the “Driftless Area”

of the state, the Preston area was

untouched by glaciers and is now a

mecca of karst geology, hardwood

forests, abundant wildlife, and numerous

springs, brooks and streams.


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WELCOME TO

PRESTON

Stay

Consider this your personal invitation to visit Preston, Minnesota, located

along the Root River in scenic Historic Bluff Country!

Preston, also known as “Minnesota’s Trout Capital,” is a welcoming familyfun

destination offering visitors a variety of entertaining, educational, and

recreational activities to choose from:

• Fish blue ribbon coldwater streams

• Bike, hike, or ski two state trails

• Visit the National Trout Center

• Visit the State Veterans Cemetery

• Take a tour of Amish Country

• Canoe, kayak, or tube down the Root River

• Explore Historic Forestville, Forestville State Park and tour Mystery Cave

• Snowmobile miles of groomed trails

• Snowshoe and enjoy hikes in the winter!

Preston offers shopping, unique dining, and a variety of lodging options.

Reach us via the Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway or fly into the

Fillmore County Airport.

START PLANNING YOUR VISIT TODAY!

MOVING OR EXPANDING TO THE TROUT CAPITAL?

Are you thinking about making Preston your home?

Wanting to start a business in our beautiful

town? Contact the Preston Economic

Development Authority for incentives

for both homes and businesses, grants,

loans and site selection for all business

sizes. Call Gabby Kinneberg, Preston

EDA Director, at 507-765-2153

prestonmnchamber.com/livability

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Thank you to Bob Smock for several featured photos in this publication!


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WHEN TO VISIT

WINTER

November to March

Snowmobiler or not, our winter is

when our valley, covered in snow,

lives up to its image. It's the time for

cross-country skiing on our many

miles of State Trails, snowmobile

treks, and sitting beside a quiet

fireplace watching the snow

settle. You can also fish in town for

catch and release trout.

SPRING

April through May

Although weather

is unpredictable

in Minnesota, this is

when the trout fishing

comes alive and

people start gearing

up for the warmer days

ahead. Preston’s Trout Days Celebration

takes place each year in May.

SUMMER

June through August

Rivers run full. Bike trails are clear. The town

swimming pool is open for a quick plunge to cool

down from the hot summer sun. Town festivals

are in full swing. The town jumps to life with its

unique shops, restaurants and many exciting

and fun events. Hiking, biking, camping, fishing,

golfing...a list of summer’s pleasures in Preston

and the Root River Trail Towns goes on and on.

FALL

September to early November

For those who might see the options

of summer as a bit too much to

handle, fall is essentially a quieter

version. The fall colors are vibrant

and you can travel through the

area while stopping at one of our

two orchards! What would fall be

without an apple treat?

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7 WAYS TO ENJOY BLUFF COUNTRY WITH YOUR DOG

If you are looking for a weekday outing or a weekend getaway, there

are so many fun ways to experience Bluff Country with your dog!

1.HIT THE TRAILS! We have so many great trail systems

in Bluff Country, it’s hard to choose a favorite! The

paved walking and bike trails are perfect for exercising

your dog on foot or by bicycle.

2. HIKING! In addition to paved bike and walking trails,

we have some great hiking opportunities at area parks!

3. CANOEING OR KAYAKING! There are plenty of

warm days and sunshine to enjoy the many rivers of

Bluff Country! Bring your own floating device, or rent

one from one of several businesses in the area!

4. TAKE IN AN OUTDOOR MOVIE! Bring a blanket,

some snacks and snuggle up under the stars at any of

several outdoor movies planned in the area!

5. DINNER AND DRINKS! Bring your dog along for dinner and/or drinks on

the patio! Several local restaurants and breweries have dog-friendly patio

seating available, which means your pup doesn’t have to wait for you at

home!

6. UNIQUE SHOPPING! Make sure you plan a stop at the Farmer’s Market

or Pop-Up Market! Most are dog friendly and offer an open-air outdoor

shopping experience! Local artisans, crafters, growers and bakers offer

unique gifts and treats that can’t be beat!

7. HAPPY CAMPER! Camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with

your 4-legged friend! We have an abundance of beautiful camping

destinations in Bluff Country! Set up camp, hit the trails or the water, refuel

at an outdoor patio, take in a movie under the stars, relax around your

campfire, do a little shopping at the farmer’s market or pop-up market all

without leaving your pup behind!

Written by Carla Ladd/Ladd K9

From brewery patios to road trips and boutique hotels, we want

to see what makes you and your canine companion happy. So

hit the open road and share your experiences along the way.

Use #MNTails on social media to join the celebration of our furry

friends and start planning your trip today.


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CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR A FULL LISTING OF EVENTS

WORSHIP

“Worship is the proper response of all moral, sentient beings to God,

ascribing all honor and worth to their Creator-God precisely because he is

worthy, delightfully so.” — D.A. Carson

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

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UNITED METHODIST

CHURCH

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ST. COLUMBANS

CATHOLIC CHURCH

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AREA ATTRACTIONS PRESTON

Preston is known as “Minnesota’s Trout Capital,” and

yes, the fishing is great here! Preston has so much more

to offer when you visit! The bike trail is central for biking

to Harmony, Lanesboro and beyond. Visit Forestville

State Park and Mystery Cave, take an Amish tour, check

out our historic campus at the Trailhead, take a historic

walk through our downtown, bring the family swimming

in the warmer months, tube/kayak/canoe down the mighty Root River

and MORE! We kick off summer with Trout Days in May and every July is

the Fillmore County Fair! Preston is a great place to visit year-round with

a variety of activities for EVERYONE!

AMISH COMMUNITIES & GUIDED AMISH TOURS

Step back in time as you learn about the Amish way of life on

a guided Amish tour. Experience Amish culture firsthand to

see how they live, work, and play. Opportunities available

on tours to purchase Amish baked goods and handcrafted

items. Tours are fun and educational for all ages. More

information about our local Amish Communities available

at: www.gethookedonpreston.com.

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LARGEST CHIMNEY SWIFT BIRD POPULATION IN MN

Audubon Minnesota recognized Preston as having the

largest and most active Chimney Swift population in

the state. Swifts feed exclusively on flying insects, like

mosquitoes, which is “good news” for bikers and campers

in Preston. Gather nightly from April through August at dusk

at the Trailhead parking lot to watch these amazing birds

dive by the hundreds into their nighttime roosts.

FILLMORE COUNTY AIRPORT

The Fillmore County Airport includes a 4,000 by 75-foot

paved runway. The airport provides a convenient and

valuable transportation link for the local communities by

allowing businesses and individuals to use general aviation

instead of dealing with the airline hub system. The airport

has a suitable fuel system that is available for use 24/7 and

is installed with a credit card reader. The Fillmore County

Airport also has a courtesy car. More information available

at www.co.fillmore.mn.us/departments/airport/.

FORESTVILLE/MYSTERY CAVE STATE PARK

Take a naturalist led tour of Mystery Cave, the longest

cave in Minnesota, featuring stalactites, stalagmites and

underground pools. The State Park offers blue ribbon trout

fishing streams, camping, horseback riding trails, horse

camping facilities, cross-country skiing and snowmobile

trails. Discover more about Forestville & Mystery Cave at

www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks.

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Preston Historical Society is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization

Preston Golf

& Country Club

Public Welcome • No Tee Times Needed

PRESTON

Historical Society

Historic elevator, boxcar,

caboose, and school house

8 th Annual Tractor Ride

September 18 & 19, 2021

(507) 765-2453

Find us on Facebook

www.prestonmnhistory.com

prestonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

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Available

50% Off Membership your 1st year

50% Off Green Fees for visitors

(When staying at Preston area hotels & campgrounds)

Men’s Day

Out of Town memberships (35+ miles from Preston) for $150 Thursdays • Noon

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Membership cards for free green fees at most area courses with purchase of a membership

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HISTORIC BLUFF COUNTRY NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY

As you drive into Preston, you will be treated to one of the most

beautiful panoramas in all of southeast Minnesota. Preston

is one of several scenic river towns along this 88-mile route.

Enjoy quaint country charm and breathtaking scenery as you

pass impressive limestone bluffs, acres of hardwood forest,

and numerous rivers and streams which delight fishermen,

birdwatchers, photographers, and motorcyclists alike.

www.bluffcountry.com

MILWAUKEE ELEVATOR & HISTORIC CAMPUS

The 1902 Milwaukee Elevator (on the National Register of

Historic Buildings) is located next to the Trailhead. The campus

also includes a restored 1939 Milwaukee Road Boxcar, 1951

Caboose, and a Section Car. In 2019, an interpretive sign

was also added to the Historic Campus. Located across the

river on the Fillmore County Fairgrounds is the restored oneroom

O’Hara Schoolhouse. www.prestonmnhistory.com

THE ROOT RIVER

The Root River runs right through Preston and offers many

activities in and around the river. Bring or rent a canoe,

kayak or tube and float the river to the edge of town at

Hwy 52, to The Old Barn Resort and even Lanesboro. Fish,

swim and play in the river, or enjoy a walk or bike ride on

the Root River Trail that follows the river.

STATE VETERANS CEMETERY

The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery laid the first area

Veterans to rest in November of 2015. Today the cemetery is

operated by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota

Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and is a beautiful, monumental,

final resting place for many veterans and their eligible family

members. More information and eligibility requirements

available at mn.gov/mdva/memorials.

Join us for music at Trailhead Park

from 6pm-8pm on three different Thursdays in the summer!

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HISTORIC FORESTVILLE: LIFE IN THE LATE 1800s

Take a guided tour and get the full Historic Forestville

experience! Connect with historic figures of the town to

explore the choices these individuals faced at the turn of the

20th century and compare their experiences to your own life.

The tour begins at the visitor center and travels through the

garden, kitchen, Meighen family house and offices, and the

general store filled with original 19th-century merchandise.

www.mnhs.org/forestville

BE PREPARED FOR THE ADVENTURE

Always pack these essentials: water, food, extra clothes, first aid, and a phone.

• Be sure to check the weather forecast

and conditions before you go.

• Tell someone where you’re going and

when you’ll be back.

• Be sure you have the right route.

• Always be willing to adjust your plan.

TRAVELER TIDBIT

Two state bike trails run

through the heart of Preston,

offering 60 miles of paved

trails for your enjoyment!


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Amish Tours of Harmony

Where the horse & buggy still provide the transportation, the home is lighted

by kerosene lamps & water is heated on a woodburning stove.

Tours of Harmony

Enjoy an exciting tour with one of our knowledgeable guides!

Mini Bus Tours | Car Tours | Group Bus Tours

Spring thru Fall | No Sunday Tours | Winter Tours by Appointment

ggy still provide the transportation, the home is lighted

amps & water is heated on a woodburning stove.

For Advanced Tickets & Information

tour with

507.886.2303

one of our knowledgeable

or 800.752.6474

guides!

Located in Sugar Plum House on the Village Green in Harmony, MN

us Tours | Car Tours www.amish-tours.com

| Group Bus Tours


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PRESTON MURAL

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We don’t like to brag but our mural at Preston City Hall is pretty

amazing! Congratulations Preston Area Arts Council on the

completion of this beautiful project!

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Photo by @ecobanglelove

We love it when our

visitors share their pics

and stories about Preston!

TUBE DOWN THE ROOT

@onlyinprestonmn

The rest of our afternoon was spent bobbing

the South Branch Root River that snakes through

the city of Preston. Preston Area Tourism was so

helpful in providing us with public entry and exit

points for our river trip. The distance between

each point was three minutes which made self

shuttling so quick and convenient. The river route

was semi shaded and scenic. The light rapids

took us past beautifully exposed sandstone

bluffs. It was rocky at times but not enough to

bother the group. We had the best afternoon

floating the Root River under the hot summer sun.

Photo by @chasingminnesota

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Photo by @wolfy1974

SUMMER SKIES

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Amazing how the view

can change within

minutes! Clouds and

fog were perfect that

morning.

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#sky #sun # #summer

#clouds #beauty #light

#photooftheday #skylovers

#beautiful #pretty #peace #serenity

#capturemn #driftless #midwestisbest

#outdooradventures

Photo by @rickaske

A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW

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There is something about stepping back and

looking at something from a different viewpoint.

Photo by @traviduns

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

NATIONAL TROUT CENTER

The National Trout Center (NTC) provides hands-on activities

to engage the public in awareness of the environment and

cold-water fishery resources of the driftless region and the

arts and crafts related to trout fishing. Students and groups

meet at field sites or at the NTC where experienced instructors

will lead activities of various durations. The NTC also offers

seminars, lectures, and workshops on-site at the NTC or

prearranged on location at schools, community centers, or

other public meeting sites. www.nationaltroutcenter.org

PRESTON’S 9–HOLE FISHING COURSE

Ready to engage in a new angling experience? Here it

is – Preston’s 9–Hole Fishing Course. Each hole along the intown

0.8 mile stretch of the Root River presents anglers with

a different angling challenge. The course also gives anglers

a crash course in stream ecology and trout habitats. Map

at: www.nationaltroutcenter.org

ROOT RIVER FISH & WILDLIFE

The Root River offers exceptional trout fishing. It has been

featured on Northland Adventures and ESPN - TV, and was

named by Midwest Outdoor Life Magazine as one of the

“Top 10 Trout Waters in the Midwest.” Preston was branded

in 2011 by state officials as “Minnesota’s Trout Capital.” You

will also find a multitude of wildlife along the trail including

eagles, reptiles, deer and a variety of birds.

CANOE & KAYAK

Canoe or kayak a beautiful section of the South branch of

the Root River. Start in Preston at the west bridge located

where County Road 12 (also known as Fillmore Street) crosses

the river. Canoe through a beautiful part of Bluff Country.

End your trip at the Old Barn Resort for a 2 1/2 hour trip. (Only

access is on the south side of Heron Road off of Hickory

Road). You can continue into Lanesboro and end above

the dam for a 5-hour trip. A good reference for canoeing

the area is a book by David Lind, Canoeing the Driftless.


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The gateway to outdoor recreation in the

Driftless area for the angler and family!

Experience the Driftless area with

the National Trout Center! We

welcome outdoor enthusiasts of

all ages to learn about not only the

unique trout fishing in the Driftless

area but the beautiful geology this

area provides for outdoor activity.

The National Trout Center offers

pole rentals for trout fishing, stream

maps for the area, daily

advice with stream condition

updates, fly tying, children’s outdoor

and indoor programs, and more!

We’re a great stop for the solo

angler and for the family! Stop by to

learn more or visit our website for

events and hours of operation!

507-765-2452

www.nationaltroutcenter.org

info@nationaltroutcenter.org


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Welcome to Minnesota’s Trout Capital

on the South Branch of the Root River!

• Guided Trips • Gear and Tackle • Kayak and Canoe

Rental and Shuttle Service • Flies for Area Streams • Fly

Fishing Lessons • Local Info • Wader Repair • Kayak and

Canoe Sales • Fly shop now open!

BOOK YOUR 2021 GUIDED TRIPS

Call or Email Mel today 507-765-4915

507-327-4276 or melvin@minnesotaflyfishing.com

Information and store hours

www.minnesotaflyfishing.com

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TRAILS

ROOT RIVER STATE TRAIL

The Root River Trail system attracts thousands of outdoor

enthusiasts each season. Discover the dramatic river-carved

limestone bluffs of southeastern Minnesota on this paved, 42

mile trail. Constructed on an abandoned railroad, the trail

follows the path of the Root River. Riding the trail you may

see people canoeing, kayaking, or tubing on the river. More

information on the trails available at www.rootrivertrail.org.

HARMONY-PRESTON VALLEY STATE TRAIL

Ride over rolling hills and through scenic valleys on this 18-

mile multiple use trail between Preston and Harmony. The trail

follows the South Branch of the Root River, passing through a

variety of wooded areas and farmland. A 1-mile extension of

the trail has been added west of Preston heading towards

Forestville State Park. Wildlife is abundant along both trails

and sightings of bald eagles, wild turkey, deer, hawks, and

turkey vultures are common. The Root River State Trail and the

Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail connect near Isinours Forest

Junction. During the summer months the trails are used for

biking, hiking, and in-line skating. The trails are also groomed

for cross-country skiing in the winter. Trail information available

at www.dnr.state.mn.us/biking. Trail maps are on page 18-19.

PRESTON WALKING TOUR

Enjoy a leisurely downtown stroll to view and appreciate

Preston’s historical architecture. Walking maps available at

the Preston Visitor’s Center, online at www.prestonmnhistory.

com or at other locations throughout town. It features very

enjoyable descriptions of the history of Preston businesses, as

well as old pictures of the businesses. It will take you back in

time.

PRESTON BIKE SHARE PROGRAM

With funding from the Fillmore County State Health

Improvement Program, the Root River Trail Towns organization

has partnered with several cities to create a Bike Share

program. Participating communities include Harmony,

Preston, Fountain, Peterson and Rushford. Each community

was granted five to seven adult bicycles, helmets, locks and

a bicycle rack; however, each community has a slightly

different means of lending out the bicycles and helmets. For

more information on Preston’s Bike Share Program please go

to www.prestonmnchamber.com/play/preston-bike-share.


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Whispering

Pines

Power Plant

Campsites


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SHOP IN PRESTON

SHOP

LOCAL

Preston offers a variety of shopping choices ranging from

grocery to unique repurposed goods, boutiques and

everything in between.

PRESTON POP-UP MARKETS

Select Saturdays in May-September

Visit www.prestonmnchamber.com to find out when

the next Preston Pop-Up Market will be. Markets are

typically held on

Fillmore Street

in downtown

Preston. Purchase

goods from a variety of local

artisans, home businesses and

farmers. A great way to keep the

Shop Local movement going!

Preston Pop-Up Market

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Amish Tours of Harmony

Chimney Swift

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US 52

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Fillmore County Airport

Fillmore County Fairgrounds

Fillmore County Historical Society

Milwaukee Elevator & Historic Campus

& Trailhead

Niagara Cave & Mini Golf

Preston Public Library/ Bike Share

Preston Visitor’s Center

Scenic Overlook

State Veterans Cemetery

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

14 Historic Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

15 Preston Public Swimming Pool

16 Preston Golf & Country Club

17 Old Barn Resort & Rivers Bend Golf Course

18 Tennis and Basketball Courts

20 National Trout Center

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Cottage House Inn

County Fair Campground

Country Trails Inn & Suites

Eagle Cliff Campground & Lodging

Hidden Valley Campground

Historic JailHouse Inn

Maple Springs Campground

Old Barn Resort

Stone Mill Hotel & Suites

Sylvan Park & Riverview Campground

Trailhead Inn

Valleyview Campground

EAT/DRINK

50 Trout City Brewing

51 B&B Olympic Bowl and Restaurant

52 Blossom Hill Orchard & Farm

53 Branding Iron

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55 The Club

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Armor Computers

Arndt Chiropractic

Serenty Family Chiropractic

City Hall/Public Utilities/Police Dept.

Curt’s Sports Shop

F&M Community Bank

Fillmore County Courthouse

Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department

Laundromat

License Bureau (DMV)

McCabe Repairs

Olmsted Medical Center

POET

Preston Eye Clinic

Preston Foods

74 Preston Motor Mart

75 Preston Post Office

76 Preston Service Plus

77 Root River Veterinary Center

79 Thedogldy

80 HyVee Health Marketplace Pharmacy

81 SAC Towing & Recovery

82 Bauer Built Tire & Service Center


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HOTELS & LODGING

Stay in a cozy cabin, a lodge near the trail, or a Historic B&B. Preston offers a

wide range of lodging suitable for every need. Contact the following listings

for more information. No matter where you choose to stay while on vacation

in Preston, the rolling hills and flowing rivers watch over you. So, any choice

is the right choice.

QUICK FACTS:

Established: 1855

Population: 1,300

Bike Trail: 60+ miles

Root River: 80+ miles

PRESTON VISITORS CENTER

507-765-2100 • 888-845-2100

www.gethookedonpreston.com

# of Rooms & Suites

Breakfast Included

Wifi Available

Private Bathroom

Handicap Accessible

Kitchenettes

Pool (p) Hot tub (h)

Pets Welcome

Open Year-Round

PRESTON HOTELS & LODGING

Country Trails Inn and Suites

809 Hwy 52 N, Preston • 507-765-2533

The Historic Jailhouse Inn

109 Houston St NW, Preston • 507-765-2181

Old Barn Resort & Rivers Bend Golf Course

24461 Heron Rd, Preston • 507-467-2512

Trailhead Inn

112 Center St NE, Preston • 507-765-2460

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OTHER AREA HOTELS & LODGING

Cottage House Inn

209 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro • 507-467-2577

Eagle Cliff Hotel

35455 Hwy 16, Lanesboro • 507-467-2598

Stone Mill Hotel & Suites

100 E Beacon St, Lanesboro • 507-467-8663

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TRAILHEAD

INN

INN

TRAILHEAD

112 Center Street, Preston

24 Spacious,

112 Center Street, Preston

Spacious Rooms • Deck on every room

Pet-Friendly Rooms

Located directly All on the NewRoot River Bike Located Trail! directly

Honeymoon Suite! on the Root River

Come and Enjoy Check out our Honeymoon Suite!

The NEW

Hot Tub Room!

(507) 765-2460

(507) 765-2460

11 Spacious, Pet-Friendly Rooms

Complimentary Breakfast • www.trailhead-inn.com

Jacuzzi King, Doubles & Singles

Refrigerator’s and Microwave’s in every room!

www.trailheadinnpreston.com


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GEOCACHING IN PRESTON

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt that combines

hiking and high-tech. Explorers use sophisticated—

but easy to use—global positioning system (GPS)

devices to search for hidden treasure caches.

Enjoy your Geocaching adventures in Preston!

Visit www.geocaching.com to locate a cache

near Preston, Minnesota.

The Cottage House Inn

“Your Inn when you’re out!”

GARAGE SALE DATES:

MAY 14-15 • JUNE 18-19

SEPTEMBER 17-18

507-467-2577 www.cottagehouseinn.com

• Lanesboro, MN

“Best in Bluff Country”

Reservations at www.jailhouseinn.com

or 507.765.2181

Discover more online at www.jailhouseinn.com

• Named Top Ten Unique Places to Stay in Minnesota

• Featured on “Good Morning America,” the “Today Show” and in “USA Today”

• 12-room Inn • Private Baths • Freshly Prepared Full Breakfasts

• 3 Blocks from the Root River Bike Trail

A Bed & Breakfast worth going to jail for...

109 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN


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WINTER FUN IN PRESTON

Here are a few ways to enjoy your visit to Preston, Minnesota.

PRESTON ICE SKATING RINK

Open when conditions appropriate. Located on

the west side of the Fillmore County Fairgrounds.

Warming Shelter and lights available.

FREE SNOWSHOE RENTALS available to people

staying at Country Trails Inn and Trailhead Inn!

Community Members may rent for free from

Country Trails, too! Snowshoe on ungroomed trails

or head to Forestville State Park for a fun snowshoe

adventure.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING trails are groomed for MILES

along the Root River Trail Towns! Visit rootrivertrail.org for

more information.

FISH TROUT IN THE ROOT RIVER (within Preston City Limits) for catch

and release from October 16 to December 31. Catch and release is

also available from January 1 until the harvest season opener on the

Saturday closest to April 15.

507.467.2598

35455 State Hwy 16 E, Lanesboro

A Stunningly Beautiful Campground

» 226 Tent, RV & Seasonal Sites

» RV & Seasonal Sites, Full Hookups

» 5 Unit Hotel sleeps up to 22 guests

» Tube, Canoe & Kayak Outfitting

» On the beautiful Root River

» Access to Root River Bike Trail

» Camping » Hotel » Root River Outfitting


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sTone Mill

HoTel & suiTes

Historic Lanesboro, Minnesota

Open

Year Round!

TreaT yourself To a unique experience in our 1884 HisToric HoTel.

• Private Bathrooms

• Wi-fi and Cable TV

• Double Jacuzzis & Lofts

• Fireplaces & Air Conditioning

507-467-8663

sToneMillsuiTes@gMail.coM

• Expanded Continental Breakfast

• Locked Bike Storage

• In-room Coffee, Microwave & Fridge

• Clothing & Gift Shop

100 Beacon sT e, lanesBoro

www.sToneMillsuiTes.coM

Free Hot Breakfast | Free Wireless Internet | 100% Non Smoking

Newly Remodeled Hotel

40 Rooms (King, Queen, or Double Queen • 2 Handicap Accessible)

6 Suites • Indoor pool & Hot tub

Call for reservations!

888-378-2896

Located on Hwy 52

Easy walking to

Preston/Harmony trail and local restaurants!

809 Hwy 52 North | Preston, MN 55965 | Phone: 507-765-2533 | Fax: 507-765-4450

Reservations: 888-378-2896 | www.countrytrailsinn.com


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TOP 4 SPOTS TO

TAKE A SELFIE IN PRESTON

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THE TROUT

The Preston Parade Trout typically

rests along Hwy. 52 throughout the

warmer months. Several people

stop by to snag a selfie with “The

Trout” each year! Because let’s be

honest, how often do you see a

catch that big?

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THE HISTORIC

CAMPUS

You don’t have to be a history

buff to admit that our historical

campus at the Trailhead is pretty

colorful. Take a selfie with the

caboose or the elevator and

you’ll have a unique historic photo

that makes it look like you’re back

in the 1800’s, riding the rails!

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THE MURAL

The Preston Area Arts Council

and community members

spent several hours creating

the beautiful mural that now

rests above the Preston City

Hall entrance. The colors are

amazing. You won’t find a mural

like it! The best part, it stands for

everything PRESTON!

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THE TANK

Located just off of the bike trail

near the Preston Trailhead is the

famous Army tank. You don’t get

an opportunity to take a selfie

with an Army tank very often. But

in Veteran Friendly Preston, it’s a

must-see!

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TENT, TRAILER & RV CAMPING

Get into the great outdoors. Camp under the stars, sit by a blazing campfire

and enjoy all the natural world has to offer.

PRESTON VISITORS CENTER

507-765-2100 • 888-845-2100

www.gethookedonpreston.com

# of Sites

Electric & Water

Sewer

RV Camping

Tent Sites

Shower House

Outfitting

Onsite Restaurant

Trail (t) or River (r) Access

PRESTON TENT, TRAILER & RV CAMPING

County Fair Campground

Fillmore St E, Preston • 507-765-2370

Pump

Station

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Valleyview Campground

23750 Hwy 52, Preston

507-272-3471 • 507-272-3441

Hidden Valley Campground

29596 Ideal Dr, Preston • 507-378-5413

Old Barn Resort & Rivers Bend Golf Course

24461 Heron Rd, Preston • 507-467-2512

71 E&W • • • • r

31 E&W • • • r

276 E&W • • • • • • t r

Maple Springs Campground, Inc.

21606 County 118, Preston • 507-352-2056

OTHER AREA TENT, TRAILER & RV CAMPING

Eagle Cliff Campground & Hotel

35455 Hwy 16, Lanesboro • 507-467-2598

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226 E&W • • • • • t r

Sylvan Park & Riverview Campgrounds

202 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro • 507-467-3722

103 E&W • • • • t r

Sylvan Park & Riverview Campgrounds

507-467-3722 • 202 Parkway ave. S • LaneSboro

Sylvan Park & Riverview Campgrounds

Camping is available on a first come first serve basis to the

visitors of Lanesboro. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Root

River and Bike Trail.

DetaiLS at www.LaneSboro-mn.gov

Lanesboro Community Center

Rental space for weddings,

meetings, reunions and other

events.


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County Fair

Campground

413 E. Fillmore St. E., Preston, MN

507-765-2370

www.fillmorecountyfair.com

Valleyview Campground

valleyviewmn.net

23750 US Hwy 52 • PO Box 131 • Preston, MN

Reservations: 507-272-3471

GETTING AROUND

Where exactly is Preston and the surrounding towns? Hop in the car or on

your bike. Go exploring - these trail towns are just a short trip from Preston.

DRIVING DISTANCES

FROM PRESTON

Fountain

fountainmn.org

6.1 miles

Harmony

exploreharmony.com

Lanesboro

lanesboro.com

Whalan

rootrivertrail.org

Peterson

petersonmn.org

10.9 miles

8.4 miles

12.9 miles

22.5 miles

Rushford

26.8 miles

rushfordpetersonvalley.com

Houston

37.6 miles

houstonmnchamber.com


34 EAT & DRINK WWW.GETHOOKEDONPRESTON.COM

EAT & DRINK IN PRESTON

There are a variety of dining choices in and around Preston. Whether you want

a quick lunch to take on the trail, a juicy burger and fries, pizza, or a delicious

steak, we have it all. Go to gethookedonpreston.com for more details.

PRESTON VISITORS CENTER

507-765-2100 • 888-845-2100

www.gethookedonpreston.com

EAT IN PRESTON

B&B Olympic Bowl

401 Kansas St NW, Preston • 507-765-2522

Blossom Hill Orchard & Farm

645 Hwy 52, Preston • 507-765-4486

Branding Iron

1100 Circle Heights Dr, Preston • 507-765-3388

Casey’s General Store

875 Hwy 52 N, Preston • 507-765-4563

The Club Bar & Veterans Organization

213 St Paul St SE, Preston • 507-765-2205

Old Barn Resort & Rivers Bend Golf Course

24461 Heron Rd, Preston • 507-467-2512

Pine Tree Apple Orchard

1201 St Paul St, Preston • 507-765-2408

Sweet Stop & Sandwich Shoppe

110 St Anthony St, Preston • 507-765-9956

Accepts Reservations

Beer/Wine/Liquor

Large Groups

Accepts Credit Cards

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Catering

Open Year-Round

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BEER • FOOD • WINE • CIDER • ESPRESSO

our own beer

brewed onsite

FIND US ON

>>>>

507-993-3706

WWW.TROUTCITYBREWING.COM

THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 11 AM - 8:30 PM

SUNDAY: NOON - 5 PM

132 ST. ANTHONY ST. S I PRESTON, MN


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B&B Olympic Bowl

GREAT FUN...GREAT FOOD

401 Kansas St NW, Preston, MN

OPEN BOWLING • CALL FOR AVAILABILITY

Lounge Hours:

Monday-Sunday: 9am - Closing

“Happy Hour”

Monday-Friday: 4pm - 6pm

Restaurant:

Monday-Friday: 5am - 10pm

(Breakfast and Lunch Specials)

Saturday: 5am - 10pm

Sunday: 5am - 8pm

$1 Bowling

Call for

on Sunday All Day Dinner Specials

www.bandbbowlandrestaurant.com

(507) 765-2522

Birthday Parties Available


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Over 20 varieties of Apples! Apple Pies • Turnovers

Other Baked Goods • Local Jams, Jellies, Honey & Maple Syrup

Fall Greenhouse

PICK Your oWn

PumPKIns!

507-765-4486

645 Highway 52 East

Preston, MN 55965

www.blossomhillapples.com


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APPLES, APPLES, APPLES

Apples for everybody. Apples in pies. Apples

in doughnuts, rollovers, muffins and bread.

Apples in the freshest cider you’ve ever

tasted. Apples for every taste and purpose.

PINE TREE APPLE ORCHARD

Off Hwy 52 on Co. Rd. 17 • Preston, MN

507-765-2408

Open September-November

C’mon out...we know there’s an

apple to make you smile.

TRAVELER TIDBIT

The best way to start your day of

adventure is with a hearty breakfast

and a shot of caffeine. Indulge your

taste buds with some local favorites!

IN HONOR OF THOSE

WHO HAVE SERVED.

EVENT BARTENDING BY APPOINTMENT!

507-765-2205

Hours: Mon - Fri: 4PM - 1AM • Sat: 3PM - 1AM

217 St. Paul St. SW I Preston, MN

THECLUBPRESTON.COM

GREAT FOOD IN PRESTON, MINNESOTA HWY 52 & 16 507-765-3388

NIGHTLY FEATURES APPETIZERS & DESSERTS SANDWICHES & SALADS

LUNCH ENTREES DINNER ENTREES CLASSIC COCKTAILS

EXCELLENT STEAK & SEAFOOD, BREATH-TAKING VIEW

WWW.BRANDINGIRONMN.COM


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VETERAN FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

Friendly

The Veteran Friendly Community campaign in Preston began in 2018. Preston

has always had a core group of Veterans in the community who have been

dedicated community members. If you travel downtown you will see the

Preston Servicemen’s Club which is home to the Preston American Legion,

VFW, Sons of the American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary groups. You will

also find a vintage Army tank at our Trailhead Park as well as a WWI Memorial

at the entrance of the Fillmore County Fairgrounds. The Minnesota State

Veterans Cemetery is located on the outskirts of Preston and the first Veterans

were laid to rest on Veterans Day in 2015.

During flag holidays you will find hundreds of flags on business storefronts and

in front of people’s homes to show our American Pride. The National Trout

Center located downtown offers free fishing pole rentals to any Veteran and

their family. In 2019, the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce launched a

Veteran and Military Discount program.

Preston is a proud Purple Heart City, designated in 2019. Lastly, the City

of Preston and the State of Minnesota are currenlty working on a project

that will bring the first Southeast Minnesota State Veterans Home to Preston.

Construction is set to begin in the fall of 2021. For more information on the

Veteran Friendly Community and the future Veterans Home please visit

www.prestonmnchamber.com/live/veteran-friendly-community

PRESTON AREA VETERAN & MILITARY DISCOUNTS

• Urban Artifacts of Preston - 10% Off Purchase

• Old Barn Resort & Restaurant - 10% Off

• City of Preston Public Pool - $1 off daily pass, $5 off season pass, $5 off lessons.

• Preston Historical Society - $5 discount on a new Individual or Family Membership and a

$25 discount on a new Lifetime Membership to the Society

• Preston Floral + Gifts - FREE delivery to Veterans Cemetery and 15% off purchase

• Hoffmann’s Tack Shop - 10% off purchase

• Sweet Stop and Sandwich Shoppe - 10% off & FREE Sandwich on Veterans Day!

• Preston Service Plus - $5 off Oil Change

• Historic Forestville - $2 off admission with ID - FREE admission for active military members and

their immediate family members from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. (As they are a

part of the Blue Star Museum Program)

• The Driftless Fly Flishing Co. - 20% Off

If your business is interested in participating please contact Gabby at

contact@prestonmnchamber.com. Thank you to those businesses who are offering discounts.


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Live, work and play

in Preston

City of

Preston

Visit prestonmnchamber.com/livability

to learn more about Preston's Livability

• Explore Preston's housing opportunities, including new and existing housing

• Learn more about Preston's education system and affordable childcare

• Find information on how to start a business in Preston or find employment in the region

• Learn more about the local healthcare services offered in our community

• Explore Preston's recreational opportunities that make it a great place to live, work and PLAY!


40 SERVICES WWW.GETHOOKEDONPRESTON.COM

SERVICES IN PRESTON

Preston, the Fillmore County Seat, is a vibrant community

in the heart of Bluff Country in Southeastern Minnesota.

Many visit Preston to view the beautiful Root River

Valley and access over 60 miles of paved bike trails in

and around the community. After visiting, many find it

hard to not want to move to this beautiful community.

While catering to the tourist, Preston also maintains its

traditional role as an agricultural and industrial center.

The community is home to several businesses that serve

our community and visitors.

507-765-3846

608 Houston St NW, Preston • prestonserviceplus@gmail.com

Picture taken by Mariella TerBeest-Schladweiler of Preston

105 Fillmore Street W.

Preston, Mn 55965

507-765-2465

www.myprestonfoods.com


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www.RootRiverVetCenter.com

Modern Medicine, Old Fashioned Love

212 St. Anthony Street S., Preston • 507-765-2117

Convenience & Service all through the Root River Valley

Preston Motor Mart

• Hot Foods & Deli

• Convenience Store

• Movie Rentals

• Lottery Tickets

• Pay-At-Pump 24/7

• Diesel Fuel

• LP Exchange

Highway 52 & 16 in the center of Preston • (507) 765-3330

Locally

owned and

operated

by S&A

Petroleum

2019

Existing Properties, New Construction, Commercial and Farm & Vacant Land


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E15 (Unleaded 88)

Engine Smart. Earth Kind.

Making a better choice for your wallet, your engine, and your world is as

easy as filling your car up with E15 (Unleaded 88) at the pump. E15 is a

blend of 15 percent, homegrown American biofuel that are available

year-round. Not only is it safe for all vehicles made in 2001 and newer,

it also helps replace toxic, cancer-causing additives found in regular

gasoline. Plus it can save you up to 10 cents per gallon! Look for E15 at

your local station and feel good about fueling up.

POET.COM/PRESTON

507.765.4548


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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

FILLMORE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The mission of the Fillmore County Historical Society is to collect,

preserve, and interpret Fillmore County artifacts, documents,

literature, and photographs. Located in Fountain, 5 miles

north of Preston on Highway 52. Museum and genealogy

library hours at www.fillmorecountyhistory.org.

PRESTON AREA ARTS COUNCIL

The Preston Area Arts Council is a small arts group making a

difference. They support community programs, school arts and

music programs, and scholarships for high school students. More

at www.prestonmnchamber.com/live/preston-arts-council.

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#PRESTONPRIDE

PRESTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Our mission is to help the local businesses and immediate

surrounding environs so that its citizens and business community

shall prosper. Discover more about our committment to the

area at www.prestonmnchamber.com.

PRESTON AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Preston Area Community Foundation’s mission is to

serve the greater Preston area by supporting programs and

projects that improve the quality of life and build a stronger

community. www.prestonareacommunityfoundation.org

PRESTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

The Preston EDA is committed to the growth and expansion

of area businesses, jobs, and the community of Preston.

Contact the EDA office in City Hall at 507-765-2153 for

loans/grants, business development, and site selection.

www.prestonmn.org

PRESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Dedicated to preserving the history of the Preston area.

The Society has refurbished the Milwaukee 1902 Elevator,

1939 Milwaukee Road Boxcar, Section Car, and 1951

Caboose, as well as The O’Hara Schoolhouse. More at

www.prestonmnhistory.com.

PRESTON LIONS CLUB

A community service organization with a primary focus on

the needs of the community but also on a district, multiple

district, and international level. We assist/support service

needs within our community and throughout the world.


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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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2020-2021 PACC Members

To join the Chamber email

contact@prestonmnchamber.com

www.prestonmnchamber.com

vActive PT

133 St. Paul St. SW

507-322-3460

activeptandsports.com

vAl Larson & Sons

308 St. Anthony St. S

507-765-2405

Algae Biomass Organization

125 St. Paul St. SW

877.531.5512

vAmerican Family

Insurance

Dakota Johnson

201 Fillmore St.

W

507-765-2372

Armor Computers

Preston

920-644-3499

vArndt Chiropractic

124 Main St. SW

507-765-2225

Find them on Facebook!

vB&B Olympic Bowl

401 Kansas St. NW

507-765-2522

bandbbowlandrestaurant.

com

vBaukol’s Barrels

119 W Fillmore St.

952-454-0711

baukolsbarrels.com

vBauer Built Tire

& Service Center

1400 Energy Dr. N

507-765-9871

bauerbuilt.com

vBesse Mini Storage

& Auto Detailing

750 Hwy. 52 E

507-765-2471

vBill’s Gun Shop

19708 Kava Rd.

507-765-2762

vBlossom Hill Orchard

& Farm

645 Hwy. 52 E

507-765-4486

blossomhillapples.com

vBlue Ridge Truck Parts &

Storage

229966 Highway 52N

507-765-4944

blueridgetruckparts.com

Bluff Country Manufacturing

760 Bluff Country Ct.

507-765-2231

vBranding Iron

1100 Circle Heights Dr. NW

507-765-3388

brandingironmn.com

vBunge Construction Inc.

1105 St. Paul St. NW

507-251-7952

vC&G Properties

Preston

507-765-3823

vCAB Media LLC

260 2nd Ave. SE, Harmony

507-273-7533

cabmediamn.com

Camp Creek Farm

21587 Hwy. 52

507-722-0048

vCasey’s General Store

875 Hwy. 52 N

507-765-4563

caseys.com

CenturyLink

888-723-8010

vCheryl’s Fabric Garden

108 Coffee St. E, Lanesboro

507-467-4466

cherylsfabricgarden.com

vChrist Lutheran Church

509 Kansas St. NW

507-765-2161

christlutheranpreston.org

vCity of Preston-City Hall

210 Fillmore St. W

507-765-2153

prestonmn.org

Corson Law Office

117 St. Paul St. SW

507-765-2121

vCottage House Inn

209 Parkway Ave. N,

Lanesboro

507-467-2577

cottagehouseinn.com

Counters, Floors & More

129 St. Paul St. SW

507-272-3624

vCountry Trails Inn & Suites

809 Hwy. 52 N

507-765-2533

countrytrailsinn.com

vCounty Fair Campground

413 Fillmore St. E

507-765-2370

fillmorecountyfair.com

Croell, Inc.

720 Hwy 52 E

507-765-2110

Curt’s Sport Shop

636 Fillmore St. E

507-884-5625

vDistinctive

Communications, Inc.

321 Parkside Dr. SE

507-251-9689

vEagle Bluff Environmental

Learning Center

28097 Goodview Dr.,

Lanesboro

507-467-2437

eaglebluffmn.org

vEagle Cliff Campground

35455 Hwy. 16, Lanesboro

507-467-2598

eagle-cliff.com

EZ Fabricating, Inc.

730 HWY 52

507-867-1635

vF&M Community Bank,

N.A.

100 St. Anthony St. N

507-765-3823

fmcommunity.com

vF&M Insurance Services

100 St. Anthony St. N

507-765-3387

fmcommunity.com


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Family Dollar

710 Hwy. 52 N

507-481-2002

vFamily Hair Center

129 Fillmore St. W

507-765-4591

Find them on Facebook!

Fastenal

403 Farmers St. NW

507-765-5456

Fillmore Central

Schools

702 Chatfield St NW

507-765-3809

vFillmore County Ag Society

Fillmore County Fair

fillmorecountyfair.com

Fillmore County Airport

24073 224th St.

507-765-3854

Fillmore County Courthouse

101 Fillmore St. E

507-765-4566

vFillmore County DAC

108 Park Lane SE

507-765-3378

fillmorecountydac.com

vFillmore County Journal

136 St. Anthony St. S

507-765-2151

fillmorecountyjournal.com

Fillmore County Office Building

902 Houston St. NW

507-765-2175

Fillmore County Resource

Recovery Center

727 Hwy. 52 E

507-765-4704

Fillmore County Sheriff’s

Department

901 Houston St. NW

507-765-3874

Fillmore County SWCD

900 Washington St. NW

507-765-3878

First Baptist Church

108 Chatfield Ave. NW

507-765-4960

vFit Express

133 St. Paul St. SW

507-765-5351

fitexpressllc.com

vGehling Auction Co.& Matt

Gehling Realty

27741 State Hwy 16

507-765-2131

gehlingauction.com

vGood Earth Village

25303 Old Town Dr,

Spring Valley

507-346-2494

goodearthvillage.org

Good Samaritan Society

Homecare

200 St. Paul St. SW

507-765-2700

vGregory David’s

Financial Services

201 Fillmore St. W

507-765-4795

H&R Block – Preston

125 St. Paul St.

507-765-3696

Haakenson Electric

Preston, 507-251-5535

vHarmony Telephone

Company

MiBroadband

35 1st Ave. NE, Harmony

507-886-2525

harmonytel.com

Hidden Valley Campground

29596 Ideal Drive

507-378-5413

vHindt-Hudek Funeral Home

157 Fillmore St W

507-765-3813

hindtfuneralhomes.com

vHistoric Forestville

21899 Co Rd 118

507-765-2785

mnhs.org/forestville

vHoffmann Stables & Tack

Shop

23283 US 52

507-765-2250

hoffmannstables.com

Hormel Stockyards

708 Hwy 52 E

507-765-3861

Hy-Vee HealthMarket Rx

Pharmacy

136 Main St. SW

507-765-2156

vJohn Nelson –

Re/Max Results

21257 US 52

507-216-1140

remax.com

vJuliaClaire

Consignment and Variety

152 Main St SE

507-765-2399

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vKelly Printing & Signs

21142 Hwy. 52

507-765-9805

kellyprintingandsigns.com

vKFIL Radio

300 St. Paul St. SW

507-765-3856

kfilradio.com

vKinneberg Lawn Service

LLC

Preston

507-421-0245

kinneberglawn.com

vLadd K9

24280 County 14

507-951-7398

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Lisa’s Klip and Kurl

206 St. Paul St. SW

507-765-5430

vLuhmann Law Office

209 St. Paul St. SW

507-765-3862

luhmannlaw.com

Main Street Laundromat

213 Main St. SE

507-272-3624

vMain Street Properties

113 St. Paul St. NW, Preston

vMajor & Company

Accounting and Tax

141 Fillmore St W

507-765-4444

majortax.com

vMaple Leaf Services

100 Main St. SE

507-765-2107

mapleleafservices.org

Maple Springs Campground

21606 County 118

507-352-2056

vMcCabe Repairs

23012 Ivy Road

507-765-2404

vMediacom

855-224-2253

mediacomcable.com

Minnesota Energy Resources

800-889-9508

844-889-3400

vMinnesota Land &

Liberty Coalition

235 E 6th St. Suite 500,

St. Paul

612-965-1291

landandlibertycoalition.com

Minnesota State Veterans

Cemetery

715 Hwy. 52

507-765-7320


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vMonster Bash

vPreston Visitor’s Center vPreston Historical Society

150 1st St NW, Harmony 813 Hwy. 52 N

PO Box 138

Find them on Facebook! 507-765-2100

507-273-1481

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vMorem Electric

715 Main Ave. N, Harmony

507-886-4541

Forestville/Mystery Cave

State Park

21071 County Rd 118

507-352-5111

vNAPA/Root River

Hardware

613 Spring Ave. NW

507-765-2101

Find them on Facebook!

vNational Trout Center

120 St. Anthony St. S

507-765-2452

nationaltroutcenter.org

vOld Barn Resort & Rivers

Bend Golf Course

24461 Heron Rd.

507-467-2512

barnresort.com

vOlmsted Medical

Center

405 Kansas St. NW

507-765-5324

olmmed.org

vPamela Ristau, CPA

209 St. Anthony St. S

507-765-2180

pamristaucpa.com

vPark Lane Estates

111 Park Lane SE

507-765-9986

Find them on

Facebook!

Pine Tree Apple

Orchard

1201 St Paul St NW

507-765-2408

Pioneer Abstract & Title

121 St. Paul St. SW

vPOET Biorefining

701 N Industrial Dr.

507-765-4548

poet.com/preston

vPreston Area Arts

Council

Preston, 507-765-3659

Find them on Facebook!

vPreston Area

Community Foundation

PO Box 467

507-765-3823

prestonareacommunityfoundation.org

vPreston Protein Products

220 St. Paul St. SW

507-765-3831

Preston Dairy & Farm Supply

27743 State Hwy 16

507-765-4959

vPreston Economic

Development Authority

210 Fillmore St. W

507-765-2153

prestonmn.org

Preston Equipment Co.

21144 Hwy. 52

507-765-3803

vPreston Eye Clinic

108 St. Anthony St. S

507-765-3839

Visionsource-prestoneye.com

Preston Emergency Services

210 Fillmore St. W

507-765-2153 (Day)

Emergency 911

Preston Fire Department

210 Fillmore St. W

507-765-2153 (Day)

Emergency 911

vPreston Floral + Gift

235 St. Paul St. SW

507-765-2214

Find them on Facebook!

vPreston Foods

105 Fillmore St. W

507-765-2465

myprestonfoods.com

vPreston Golf Course

27486 State Hwy. 16

507-765-4485

prestongolfcourse.com

vPreston Lions Club

Preston, 507-272-4865

www.e-clubhouse.org/

sites/preston_mn/

vPreston Liquor Store

811 Hwy. 52 N

507-765-2565

Find them on Facebook!

Preston Masonic Lodge

116 Main St. SW

Preston Police Department

210 Fillmore St. W

507-765-2153 (Day)

Emergency (911)

Preston Post Office

212 Pleasant St. NE

507-765-3334

vPreston Public Library

101 St. Paul St. NW

507-765-4511

Preston.lib.mn.us

Preston Public Pool

200 Park St SE

507-765-5408

Find us on Facebook!

vPreston Public Utilities

210 Fillmore St. W

507-765-2491

prestonmn.org

vPreston Service Plus

608 Houston St. NW

507-765-3846

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vPreston United

Methodist Church

212 St. Anthony St. N

507-765-2503

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vReicks Auto License

Bureau (DMV)

201 Fillmore St. W

507-765-2281

licensebureauofpreston.

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Reimann Crop Insurance

201 Fillmore St. W

507-765-4750

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vRe/Max –Roxanne Serenity Family Chiropractic TNT Lawn Service

Johnson

113 Fillmore St. W

129 St. Paul St. SW

25 Center St. W, Harmony 507-564-2116

507-429-6755

507-886-4221

semnrealestate.com Serio Farms

Traditions of Preston

Ristau Farm Service 18299 Lonesome Rd.

515 Washington St. NW

740 Bluff Country Ct. 507-458-8133

507-765-3837

507-765-3873

Ristau Haulers

309 St. Paul St. W

507-251-5033

vRoot River Hardwoods

1300 Energy Dr. N

507-765-2284

rootriverhardwoods.com

vRoot River Unwined

102 Coffee St. W.,

Lanesboro

224.688.4663

unwinedlanesboro.com

vRoot River Veterinary

Center

212 St. Anthony St. S

507-765-2117

rootrivervetcenter.com

vRustad Office Building

201 Fillmore St. W

507-765-2281

vS&A Petroleum/

Preston BP Motor Mart

209 Kansas St. NW

507-765-3330

sapetroleum.net

vS&S Sanitation

Preston, 507-765-2247

vSAC Towing &

Recovery

27678 230th St.

507-765-4934

sac-towingrecovery.com

vSally’s Hair to Dye For

100 Main St. SW

507-765-4773

Find them on Facebook!

vSandy’s Hair Affair

201 Fillmore St. W

507-765-2253

vScheevel and Sons,Inc.

17057 Kind Rd.

507-765-4756

Schroeder Drywall

Preston

507-765-3648

vSemcac/Preston Food

Shelf

515 Washington St. NW

507-765-2761

semcac.org

vSerenity Hills

21630 Hwy. 52

507-251-1760

Serenityhillspavilion.com

vSouthern Minnesota

Municipal Power Agency

Rochester

507-285-0478

smmpa.com

vSt. Columban’s Catholic

Church

408 Preston St. NW

507-765-3886

holyfamilyfillmoreco.org

vStone Mill Hotel & Suites

100 E Beacon St, Lanesboro

507-467-8663

stonemillsuites.com

vSweet Stop & Sandwich

Shoppe

110 St. Anthony St. S

507-765-9956

thesweetstop.net

vTerri’s Tender Lovin’ Stitches

129 St. Paul St. SW

507-765-3766

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vThe Club - Bar & Veterans

Organization

217 St. Paul St. SE

507-765-2205

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vTheDogLdy

104 Main St. SW

507-358-8844

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vThe Driftless Fly Fishing

Company & Driftless Kayak

208 St. Paul St. SW

507-765-4915

Minnesotaflyfishing.com

vThe Driftless Journal

PO Box 350, Decorah, IA

(563) 382-4221

decorahnewspapers.com

vThe JailHouse Inn

109 Houston St. NW

507-765-2181

vThe Peddler

107 Coffee St. E, Lanesboro

brooke520@hotmail.com

thepeddlershop.com

The Preston Storehouse

144 Main St. SW

612-360-3354

vTrailhead Inn

112 Center St. NE

507-765-2460

trailheadinnpreston.com

vTri-State Commercial Roofing

PO Box 461, Harmony

507-322-7773

tristatecommercialroofing.com

vTrout City Brewing

132 St. Anthony St. S

507-993-3706

www.troutcitybrewing.com

vUrban Artifacts

117 Fillmore St. W

507-202-6996

urbanartifactspreston.com

vValleyview Campground

23750 US-52

507-272-3471

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vWatson Creek

Cemetery Association

23026 County 11

847-736-0489

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Wayne Frank Electric

Preston

507-765-2138

vWorkforce Development Inc.

100 Main St. SE #2

507-765-2476

workforcedevelopmentinc.org

vThrifty Threads

108 Park Lane SE

507-765-4707

fillmorecountydac.com

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