Canton

Canton, located along U.S. Highway 52, is the first Minnesota city along this major north-south route.

The farmland around Canton, with its rich soils, was the first area of choice by the local Amish community, which began to settle just north of the city limits in 1974. That community has grown steadily and now encompasses many acres. Buggies are a common sight in town and in the countryside. U.S. Highway 52 between Prosper and Preston is a designated Amish Buggy Byway.

Canton was originally founded in 1879 as a stopping point for the railroad. At first its legal name was Boomer, depicting how fast it was built, but because another town in Minnesota had the same name, Boomer was changed to Canton.

Canton’s population has remained constant through its history at just under 400. For many years its economy was based on agriculture, as were so many rural Minnesota cities. This has changed, however. Increasingly more of its citizens are young families, who like the small town flavor of Canton, the affordable housing, closeness to various large cities that offer employment and easy access to a major highway.

The oldest church in Fillmore county, the Lenora Methodist Church, built in 1856, is located just four miles north of Canton. It is worth a visit to see the structure, constructed from locally quarried stone. Included inside are hand carved pews, a pot belly stove, an old pump organ, as well as kerosene lamps.

Abundant pheasant, deer, raccoon, and turkey populations, as well as great trout streams, make hunting and fishing a major attraction around Canton. Groomed snowmobile trails run through the area and city.

Canton
MN
507-259-1454
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Come stay at the Amish Valley Cabin where we offer a beautiful scenic setting. You'll be able to sit back and relax in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere.

Located in southeastern MN, 2.5 miles north east of Canton, MN. This country cabin is fully furnished for your stay. Available for rent weekdays and weekends.

3 Bedrooms & 2 baths. Sleeps 12. Outdoor fire pit & charcoal grill.

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MN

Let the Good Times Roll!!! - August of each year!

Boomer BBQ Contest
Bingo
Bean Bag Tournament
and so much more!!!

Bingo every Tuesday night @7pm - ZZ Tap

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MN
507-743-2204

Banking services

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MN
507-438-5333

Collectibles, Furniture, Gifts, Primitives & Art

Open Thursday-Monday 11am-5pm

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MN
507-438-5333

Free guided tours. Open every Saturday all summer, 1-4pm. Sponsored by the Canton Historical Society. Get a glimpse into Canton's history.

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MN
507-743-8204

Open Everyday that ends in "Y"

Monday-Friday 7am-2pm
Saturday & Sunday 7am-1pm

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MN
507-743-8565

Small town pub serving world class grub!

Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am-10pm
Saturday: 9am-10pm
Sunday: 9am-2pm

Food & Drink Specials on Facebook!

Canton
MN
507-743-8311

Bar Bingo every Tuesday night at 7pm