City of Whalan

This Town is So Small

The town of Whalan began with a population of 156 people. That was in 1876. Today, the number of people in this village on the Root River is somewhere in the 60s. The town was established in 1868 on land donated by John Whaalahan. After removing a few letters, the town took the moniker of Whalan. This scenic town, with the Root River Trail running right down its center, enjoys its small-town reputation. In fact, this town is so small that it is not big enough to have a moving parade. Instead, each year on the third weekend of May, Whalan holds its “Standstill Parade.” In this event, the parade stays stationary in the middle of the street and the spectators walk around and visit with the people on the floats! Another Whalan tradition is the annual fast-pitch softball tournament, held as part of the town’s Fourth of July celebration.

<
>

Eat in

Whalan

Stay in

Whalan

Name
Type
Phone
Address
Cyclin-Inn
507.251.5101
439 Half Street
Cyclin-Up Inn
507.251.5101
920 Bench Street
Cedar Valley Resort
Resort
507.467.9000
905 Bench Street

Shop in

Whalan

Name
Type
Phone
Address
Cedar Valley Outfitters
507.467.9000
905 Bench Street

Play in

Whalan

Name
Type
Phone
Address
Gator Greens
Activity
651.202.1845
439 Half Street

General Information

City Hall Address

35318 Fairway Road, Lanesboro

Whalan

55949

MN

City Hall Phone

Year Founded

1868

67

Population