There’s Granite in Them Hills

Spanning 220 acres and housing 20 former granite quarries, Quarry Park and Nature Preserve is a beautiful testament to the industry that put Central MN on the map. All year long visitors can go hiking, rock climbing, fishing, swimming, cross country skiing… there is something for everyone. And still standing today is the Liberty Derrick, which was used in the 1920’s – 1940’s to hoist heavy granite blocks. It was closed in the 1950’s, restored around 2005, and today visitors can view it any time the park is open.

Contact Information: Pete Theismann, 320-255-6172,

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