Harmony

The first thing people notice about the city of Harmony is its pleasant name. Local legend says that the settlers decided to make their community an incorporated “village” and met to choose a name. Each group wanted the town named for its leader, and the bickering became louder. Finally the chairman banged his gavel on the table and said, “Let’s have Harmony here!”

Today, visitors to Harmony can take an Amish tour, visit the magnificent Niagara Cave, and ride or walk on the Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail, which connects Harmony to the Root River Trail System.

Like many small towns a hundred years ago, Harmony developed near the railroad, and was peopled by immigrants from Norway, Germany, and Ireland. That pioneer spirit has survived in the descendants of those hardy settlers as Harmony continues to serve the farming and business communities.

The symbolism of the town’s name took on new meaning with the arrival of Amish families to the area in 1974. Today the Amish community consists of over 100 families and is concentrated in the areas around Harmony and Canton. With their old-world farming methods, the Amish offer a stark contrast to the modern machinery and tall silos of their neighbors, while reminding tourists and residents alike of the lifestyle of our ancestors.

Visit the homes and farms of the Amish families living around Harmony. A local business offers car and group tours of the Amish settlement. View fine Amish craftsmanship and purchase Amish goods, such as baked goods, baskets, wood crafts, candy, quilts, and more. While traveling through the beautiful farm country, learn about the history and beliefs of the Amish community and how their lifestyle differs from modern ways, while giving us all a glimpse of how our own ancestors lived and farmed in bygone days.

The area is blessed with rolling hills and valleys, fertile soil for growing crops, and plenty of water in springs and brooks. Niagara Cave, a natural result of the area’s karst geology, is an underground wonderland, millions of years in the making. It was discovered under a sinkhole and was explored and developed over the years as local residents turned the cave into a well-known tourist attraction. Niagara Cave has been in continous development and operation for 75 years. One-hour guided tours offer a chance to thrill at nature’s beauty, including a 60-foot waterfall, the crystal “wedding chapel”, huge stalactites and rock formations that took millions of years to form, all far below the earth’s surface. The cave stays a constant 48 degrees year round and offers a 10-acre picnic ground and a miniature golf course.

The Harmony Area Historical Society has developed a karst geological interpretive site as an educational tool for both local residents and visitors to the area. An observation deck with interpretive signage allows visitors to view a sinkhole, learn about how it was formed, and why it is important to our environment.

The area has some of the finest trout streams in the state, river canoeing with rentals available, snowmobile and cross-country trails, and outsanding hunting for wild turkey, upland game birds, deer, and small game.

The Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail connects Harmony to the Root River Trail System, and encompasses over 60 miles of recreational trail. The trail leaves Harmony and passes a variety of wooded areas and large panoramic views of rolling hills, spring-fed creeks and farm sites. The Harmony Trailhead features a park area complete with picnic shelter, playground, a disc golf course, and visitor information center. Bike rental is available in the area.

A Hobo Camp consisting of life-sized, wood-carved figures is located at the trailhead park. Interpretive signage has been provided by the Harmony Area Historical Society. Also enjoy the carved musicians now dotting the Harmony business district.

Harmony also has a nine-hole golf course, one of a dozen in the area which offer an almost endless variety of terrain as well as reasonable fees and uncrowded courses.

Overnight visitors can choose from guesthouses or a 24-room motel with a meeting room. A variety of dining options can be found in Harmony, as well.

Campers may find a comfortable place in Harmony’s municipal campground or one of several private campgrounds in the area.
Harmony offers the shopper many unique and interesting alternatives. For fine hand-crafted Amish quilts, furniture and other items, country crafts, period antiques, and gifts for the spirit, you need go no further than Harmony’s business district. On Harmony’s north edge you will find an antique mall with over 100 vendors, an Amish furniture store, and a new floral and greenhouse business.

Another claim to fame for Harmony is that it is home to Fillmore County’s only movie theater, which shows current movies and serves delicious popcorn with real butter.

Harmony
MN
507-886-2303

Experience a lifestyle where the horse and buggy still provide transportation, the home is lighted with kerosene lamps and water is heated on a woodburning stove. Van Tours. Car Tours. Group Bus Tour. Spring through Fall. Winter tours by appointment. No Sunday Tours. Enjoy an exciting tour with one of our knowledgeable guides. Located in the Sugar Plum House at the Village Green.

Harmony
MN
507-226-3735
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The tranquility of Japan in a private luxurious accommodation. Private Bed & Breakfast Accommodation. Inn Keepers: Cindy and Doug Ofstedal

Harmony
MN
507-886-2515

"Your Home Away from Home" - 25 Spacious, tastefully decorated rooms. Handicapped accessible. Microwave & refrigerator in every room. Luxurious yet cozy atmospere. Very quiet and clean with modern amenities. Free Wi-Fi. Amish Farmers Market on Saturday's and Holidays (Seasonal). Nice large deck to relax on and watch Amish Buggies go by. Come relax and be yourselves at the Country Lodge Inn.

Harmony
MN
507-206-9260

Quality solid hardwoods and Amish craftsmanship. Browse our many furnishings and other quality handmade goods in our Countryside Gift Shop. Dennis and Mary Hershberger.

Harmony
MN
507-886-1234

A neighborhood eatery featuring:

  • Craft beers
  • Farm to table
  • Wine and Cocktails
  • Scratch kitchen
  • Seasonal fresh menu
  • Handmade pasta

"...freshness is evident in every quality-laden, deliriously delicious bite."
- Rick Nelson, Mpls. Star Tribune - Burger Friday Column, October 2015

Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm | Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm | Sunday 11am-8pm

Chef and Owner Matt Brown, previously chef at Travail Kitchen & Amusements and Pig Ate My Pizza

Outdoor seating & private party room available.

Harmony
MN
507-886-6922

Banking services

Harmony
MN
507-886-6660

Where Yesterday Becomes Today' - Amish made goods. Farm Tools & Toys. Glassware & Dishes. Vintage Kitchen Goods. Collectibles. Jewelry. & much more. Handicap Accessible. Over 100 Dealers. Open Daily 10am-5pm.

Harmony
MN
507-886-3272
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Sundays - 9:00am

Harmony
MN
507-886-2255

Quality farm equipment and service. Sport, Recreation, Utility, Hunting, Farming.
Unique IH Collectibles, Toys, Clothing & More

Harmony
MN
800-247-6466

Amish Farmer's Market. Niagara Cave. Bike Trail. Handcarved Hobo Camp. Movies, dining, antiques, lodging, shopping, woodcarving museum. Many Annual events.

Harmony
MN
507-886-2225

Eat. Relax. Enjoy. Full Service Grocery. Monday - Saturday 7am - 9pm. Sunday 8am-7pm.

Harmony
MN
507-886-4612

Serving Breakfast & Lunch. Homemade Rolls, Pies and Pastries. Daily Specials. FREE PIE Wednesdays. Family Dining. Open Daily 5:30am - 1:30pm.

Harmony
MN
507-886-2525

Your trusted Telephone, DSL & Cable TV Provider!

Harmony
MN
507-886-6851
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Sundays - 10:30am

Harmony
MN
507-886-2425
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Sundays - 10:30am - Located in Henrytown

Harmony
MN
507-886-4600

Authorized dealer for Wilson, Keifer, Road King, Alum Line, and Pacesetter trailers. We offer parts and service along with DOT inspections.

Harmony
MN

Completely Amish Owned & Operated.

Quality Handcrafted Furniture Featuring quarter sawn white oak and many other wood pieces. Specializing in Bedroom Furniture. Dining & Bedroom Furniture. Cedar Chests. Hutches. Coffee & End Tables. Chairs, Rockers & Gliders. Benches. Shelves. Plant Stands. Hardwood Floors. Pine Log Furniture & Much More...Custom & Special Orders Available.

Harmony
MN
507-886-2393
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1st & 2nd Sundays - 8:45am - 3rd & 4th Sundays - 10:30am

Harmony
MN
507-886-6606

Come and see the Natural Beauty of Niagara Cave. Nationally recognized as one of the Top Ten Caves in the United States.

On our 1-hour guided tour...

  • Hike one mile underground to depths of 200ft
  • Discover fossils ~ 450 million years old
  • See cave formations both delicate and massive
  • 60ft. Waterfall
  • Wedding Chapel
  • Stalactities
  • Temperature is 48 degrees
  • Walking shoes are also recommended

Also enjoy...

  • Miniature golf
  • Concessions/li>
  • Gemstone Mining
  • Picnic Grounds
  • Unique Gifts

Open April - October

Located 2 miles south of Harmony, MN on Hwy 139, then two miles west on County Road 30. Just 1 mile north of the Minnesota/Iowa border on Hwy 139 - then west.

Harmony
MN
507-886-2777

Rueben and Jake Hershberger were born and raised in an Amish family. They learned how to build Amish furniture at a young age on the farm. At R&J Amish Furniture, they have been building and selling Amish Furniture since 1992. Currently they are retailing Amish furniture for their Amish family and friends.

Harmony
MN
888-839-2142 or 507-458-6110 cell

Servicing all of Southeast Minnesota & Northeast Iowa!

The fastest and easiest way to find the perfect property in Historic Bluff Country is to call on the local experts. Roxanne nd Kelsey offer you the professional advice and tips as your local resource. We can show all properties listed with all companies. Residential, Homes on Acreage, Recreational, New Construction, Commercial, and Ag Land.

Roxanne Johnson, ABR, CRS, GRI
507-458-6110
RoxanneJohnson@remax.net

Kelsey Bergey, GRI
507-251-0281
Kelsey@harmonytel.net

Top Professional. Experienced. Accredited Buyer Representative. Know the market because we live in the area. Experience you can count on.

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Sundays - 9:00am (Rural Harmony)

Harmony
MN
507-886-4602

Solberg Welding manufactures custom parts and attachments, modifies existing equipment as well as provides repair services.

Tires, Batteries and other vehicle services.

We are an authorized dealer for Wilson, Keifer, Alum Line, and H&H Trailers. We offer parts and service along with DOT inspections. Also have Boss and Snowdogg Snowplows.

Harmony
MN
507-772-4474
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Sundays - 9:00am

Harmony
MN
507-886-8175
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Sundays - 10:30am (Located in Big Springs)

Harmony
MN
507-886-2406

Amish Backroads Tour. Amish Gifts & Furniture. Gourmet Foods. Jewelry. Willow Tree. Open April - December. Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm.

Harmony
MN
507-886-2409

Largest selection of Amish-made Quilts & Quilted Items in Minnesota. Open April - December. Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm.

Harmony
MN
507-886-2666

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor & Candy Store. 20 Flavors of Ice Cream. Bulk Candy. Smoothies, Shakes & Malts. Open April - December. Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm.

Harmony
MN

You will find solid hardwood kitchen-n-dining room furniture, such as tables, chairs, benches, bar stools, occasional tables, gliders, rockers, plus mixed wood cutting boards, plaques, and much more.

Quality Hardwood Furniture since 1985

Monday-Saturday: 8am - 6pm | Closed Sunday

Located 2-1/2 miles east of Harmony on Hwy 52

Harmony
MN
507-886-4406

Specialty Salads. Homemade Soups. Delicious Sandwiches, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. Appetizers. Home of Julie's Famous Homemade Pie. Noon and Great Pizza. Evening Specials. Prime Rib served 1st Saturday of every month. Gluten Free Menu. Friday and Saturday Fish Fry served all day long. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Monday - Friday 7am, Saturday and Sunday 8am. Main Street Harmony, MN.