City of La Crescent

"Apple Capital of Minnesota"

Birthplace of Minnesota Apples

In the mid-1800s, Minnesota was no place to grow an apple. It was just too cold. Until, John S. Harris developed a strain of apple trees that could sustain the harsh winters. His pioneering efforts brought native apples to Minnesota and helped to make La Crescent the “Apple Capital of Minnesota.” The City celebrates its heritage with Applefest every year during the apple harvest – the third weekend in September.

In addition to being the eastern jumping-off point for Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway, La Crescent is also the crossroads for two other byways: Great River Road: Minnesota – Mississippi Bluffs and Apple Blossom Drive Scenic Byway.

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 Featured Businesses 

Oakenwald Terrace Bed and Breakfast Chatfield, Minnesota Lodging Family Owned
Kaddy's Kafe La Crescent, Minnesota Fridy Fish Fry Breakfast All Day Lunch
Sweet 16 Farm Eat Local Co-op Farm Tour Event with Kids Activities, Live Music, and Free Samples
Hummer's Pub in Hoah, Minnesota. Eat Drink Fun Bar Food Live Music
Elsie's Restaurant and Bar in Caledonia Minnesota. Eatery, Food, Hamburgers, burgers, beakfast, lunch, dinner, banquet room
River View Vineyard and Winery in La Crescent Minnesota. Locally grown grapes, wine, Missssippi River overlook, banquet and party space
Pine Creek Golf Course in La Crescent Minnesota. 9-hole Golfing, food, breakfast, lunch, dinner, leagues, public golf course
Stumpy's Restaurant and Bar in Rushford Minnesota. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Broasted Chicken, burgers, sandwiches
Jessie St Java Rushfod Minnesta Coffee sandwiches drive thru bluff country restaurnt coffee shop cafe soup local

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