AAA Editor Notes
Fort Belmont is just s. of I-90 exit 73 via US 71, then .4 mi. w. on Belmont Ln. (which becomes a gravel road). Situated amid rolling prairie country, the buildings at Fort Belmont re-create a semblance of what 19th-century southwestern Minnesota life was like. The structures include a sod house, the 1902 Delafield Lutheran Church, the 1873 Lysgard farmhouse and summer kitchen, the fort stockade, and a log cabin, blacksmith shop, grist mill and lookout tower. The museum on the premises exhibits vintage automobiles, a Conestoga wagon, a tepee, a dog sled, a watchtower, canoes and a collection of pioneer artifacts.

Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.

$5; $2 (students with ID); free (ages 0-7).
Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat. 9-3, Sun. noon-4, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend. Allow 1 hour minimum.
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