101 Things to Do In and Around Pelican Rapids

Stop and read the information kiosks as you walk along the sidewalks of Pelican
Refill your water bottles at Kostreabas fresh water
Check out the variety of meats and cheeses at Heart O Lakes Quality Meats and pick up something for the grill
Enjoy a free cookie and cup of coffee at Bell State Bank and Trust
Play Turkey Bingo and eat turkey in the park on Turkey Days
Drop a leaf in the Pelican River, knowing it may travel to Hudson Bay
Attend Art in the Park in July
Ask about a guide to learn about the history of the area
Find wild turkeys in Maplewood State Park
Walk in a Volksmarch or drink a beer during Oktoberfest
Get your car washed at either of the three local touchless car washes
Visit the Mexican Market "Las Monarcas"
View house and buildings located on the National Register
Show your kids the old pumper at the Pelican Rapids Fire Department
Walk the natural prairie next to Lake Region Electric
Shop at Dawo Halal, a Moslem grocery store, pray with other Muslims in the back room
Visit someone special at Good Sam or Pelican Valley Health Center
Canoe or kayak the Pelican River
Pelican souvenirs are at Pelican Drug on downstairs in the Splash
Visit the Chamber of Commerce for maps, brochures and other information
Learn about the real estate market from the local real estate agents
Take time for a haircut or a manicure
Ask to talk to the Mayor or of Chief of Police
Exercise at Rehab Plus
Visit the Food Shelf on Tuesdays
Find boarding, pet food and people who care for you pets
Play tennis at the school tennis courts
Buy unusual stamps at the post office (or just watch who comes in)
Check the Chamber electronic sign on Highway 59 to find out what’s happening
Get your oil changed or a tire repaired
Catch a muskie or a sunfish off the Beers Lake Pier in Maplewood State Park
Swim at the public beach on South Lida in Maplewood State Park
Enjoy a piece of pie at the Cornfield Café
Try pull tabs at the VFW
Get your teeth checked or cleaned
Investigate getting a will or living will at law offices
Have your blood pressure checked
Find the finest Australian wines in the Municipal Liquor Store
Hike up Hallaway Hill
Tour Maplewood State Park, picnic, camp, fish or hike
Visit the library for books, newspapers, magazines, books on tape/cd, DVDs, civic archives, art exhibits
Look under the Broadway Bridge for fish
Find a bench on Broadway and people watch
Ask about the Red River Oxcart Trail
Inquire about why Pelican Rapids is on a special birding trail and is a paradise for birds
Shop for items for a picnic lunch to enjoy in our riverside parks
Enjoy hard ice–cream and specialty candies at Scoops
Buy and read the Pelican Press, our weekly newspaper
See the latest in mobile homes at Victory Home Sales
Ask where you might see one of several buffalo herds or buy some bison burgers at Larry’s
Walk over the Rotary Suspension Bridge and Mill Pond Dam
Visit internationally famous historical site of Minnesota Woman
Inquire about the maple syrup industry
Race your fastest minnow on Tuesday mornings
Visit a resort, see accommodations and ask about prices
Take the Pelican Tour and see the friends of Pelican Pete
Learn about agricultural locations, including dairy, sheep, turkeys and pheasants
Worship in Spanish or Arabic
Enjoy a pizza or have one delivered up to ten miles by Jimmy’s Pizza
Spend some time in Historic City Hall
Ask about Indian sites
Find the pelican with a stick of butter in its beak
Fish off the Mill Pond Pier or Rotary Bridge
Give what you no longer need to Pass It On, then shop there
Dump what you must at the new Solid Waste Transfer site
Listen to modern languages you might hear: Spanish, Somali, Ukrainian, Russian, Vietnamese, Bosnian, Norwegian, Swedish and even Minnesotan
Ask about winter sports, ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing
Note the glacier formed landscape of the area, lakes, hills, moraines
Spend a night or two at Pelican Motel
Get your eyes checked at Pelican Rapids Eye Clinic
Have a beer with the crowd at the VFW Post 5252
Buy a Jinma Chinese tractor at OK Tire
Use the multi-lingual ATM at Wells Fargo
Get a blizzard at the DQ
Buy fresh produce every Tuesday at Farmer’s Market
Check out the Pelican that looks like a turkey at West Central Turkey Plant
Get adjusted at Gottenborg’s Chiropractic Clinic
Shop for lumber and hardware at Crane Johnson
Golf at Birchwood or Lida Greens
Explore starting a business (coffee shop or restaurant)
Check to see if any school sports, theater or concerts are scheduled
Buy Danish and Swedish jams at Riverview Place
Go to church in Maplewood State Park
Taste BBQ turkey at the Turkey Festival
Ride horseback in Maplewood State Park, camp in the Equestrian Campground
Make sure you are covered at any of the local Insurance Agencies
Be on the lookout for bald eagles year ’round
Swim in our outdoor pool in Sherin Park
Have lunch at the Senior Citizens Center
Walk the track at Chauncey Martin Field
Last but not least, take home a photo of the World’s Largest Pelican