Welcome to Peterson, MN!
Nestled in the bluffs of Southeastern MN in the heart of Historic Bluff Country, just across the bridge from National Scenic Byway 16, you will find the City of Peterson, Minnesota. Peter Peterson, the town father, must have settled here because of the Root River, fertile soil, breathtaking scenery, bountiful wildlife, great fishing, abundant trout streams, and few if any mosquitoes!
Use Peterson as your home base and canoe the Root River, bike and hike the Root River Trail, scout out the common birds (350) of our valley, visit the Peterson Fish Hatchery, and don’t forget to tour The Peterson Station Museum. Drive the Scenic Byway and watch eagles soar over the river, shop Historic Bluff Country and find a wide variety of treasures, discover the caves in Harmony and Forestville State Park, and take an Amish Tour.
Our city of 1 square mile boasts an RV campground, a historic inn, a lovely B&B, hotel suites/condos, a restaurant famous for homemade pies and soups, plus more! Many groups use our variety of accommodations to host reunions and retreats.
Welcome to Peterson, MN and Southeastern MN Historic Bluff Country.