Your Peterson Basics

Begin your tour at the Peterson Station Museum/Visitor Center where friendly volunteers will help you discover the essential things to enjoy your day. If you wish to eat homemade pie (yes, even the crust!), watch an artist create, relax with a glass of wine, or select a book to read while resting at our bandstand, we’ve got what you need.

1877 Peterson Station Museum and Visitor Center | John Erickson, Curator

228 Mill Street, Peterson MN 55962
(507) 875-2451

Intriguing museum, Visitor Center, Little Free Library, and City Bike Share location, this is a must-see when visiting Peterson.

Peterson Bike Share Program

Bike Share Program | 1877 Peterson Station Museum and Visitor Center

228 Mill Street, Peterson MN 55962
(507) 875-2451

Bicycles are available to use for short trips or longer needs. Bring your driver's license.

Burdey's Cafe

Offering a variety of delicious options at small town prices. Daily homemade soups, and Kristin’s famous pies, noon specials, breakfast all day except Friday, and our popular Friday fish fry. Back room available to accommodate large groups or private meetings. Free WiFi. Open Monday-Saturday. Call or visit facebook for hours.


Art Studio in the heart of downtown Peterson. Make it yourself, make it for an event or fundraiser, parties to suit yourself. Most pieces done on wood. Stone and canvas also available. By appointment only. Call or message Kathy Chiglo on Facebook


"Tails are waggin' and pets are braggin' about..." Boarding, kennels, day or overnight stays.
Open by appointment – 7 days a week

Geneva Tubing Rental

Best ever family friendly canoe, kayak or tube rental on the Root River! Open May thru September - weather permitting. Call to schedule other arrangements.


Geneva’s Old-Fashion Ice Cream Parlor | Terry & Cindy Highum

318 Mill Street, Peterson, MN 55962
(507) 875-7733

Enjoy mouthwatering Chocolate Shoppe ice cream, cones, shakes, malted milks, floats, cold drinks, and snacks.

Peterson American Legion Post 526

Peterson American Legion | Gilbertson-Rude Post 526

410 Mill St, Peterson, MN 55962
(507) 875-2235

Open to the public. Our facilities are FREE. Plan your next special event with us! Check out our newly remodeled Club Room with the addition of 2 big screen TV’s, pool & darts, pull-tabs, pizza, garlic cheese bread, assorted snacks, your favorite cold beverages, and free popcorn. WiFi and ATM available on site. Open 7 days a week.

Peterson American Legion – Off Sale Liquor

Open to the public Monday - Saturday to the public until 10pm, Sunday noon to 6:00pm.
Stop in and stay for a cold one & carry out your favorite beverage when you leave.

Raising Lake Trout and Splake Trout to stock in cold, deepwater lakes near Hinckley, Grand Rapids, Tower, International Falls, and Grand Marais. Call or use internet for specific information about days and hours. Tours are self-guided with group tours by reservation.

Peterson Free Little Library

The Little Free Library | 1877 Peterson Station Museum Anex

228 Mill Street, Peterson MN 55962
(507) 875-2451

Open 24/7

Turned Write Handcrafted Art

Handmade pens, bowls, and unique gift items.
Repair and restoration of vintage Singer sewing machines.

Nearby in Rushford…

Rushford, MN Aquatic Center

Open to Public. Seasonal hours - call Rushford City Hall (507)-864-2444 for more information

Rushford, MN Public Library

The Rushford Public Library is a library in Rushford, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region.