When you visit the heart of Bluff Country, take the drive on Minnesota Highway 80 and you will find Wykoff, a little town with a lot of German pride.

The village was founded in 1881 by Cyrus Wykoff, founder of the area’s railroad. Wykoff is the gateway to Forestville State Park, and only eight miles from the Root River Bike Trail.

Visit Ed’s Museum, a former Jack Sprat grocery store owned by Ed Krueger, Wykoff’s historian and self appointed collector of Wykoff memorabilia. Wykoff’s School Museum is attached to Ed’s, a great place to reminisce about one’s school years.

On Gold Street, visitors to Wykoff will also find a lovely gift shop, a tea room with unexpected culinary delights. You can find unique lodging in the original 1913 City Jail. Restored, the former jail now serves as an eye-catching and surprisingly restful B&B, complete with all-brick construction and bars on the windows.

A great time to visit Wykoff is during the Fall Fest Celebration, which takes place every fourth weekend in September, sponsored by the Wykoff Area Historical Society.

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