Parks & Playgrounds
Beaver Creek Valley State Park
Beaver Creek Valley State Park streams are home to brown and native brook trout, and are fed by the “Big Spring.” The hiking trails are great for wildflower enthusiasts and birdwatchers alike (migratory songbirds like the rare Acadian flycatcher, Cerulean warbler, and Louisiana waterthrush nest here). There’s also a playground, and small wading pond for the kids in the summer! Great for camping as well, including drive-in, electric, walk-in, and group camp sites. 15954 County 1, Caledonia, MN. 507-724-2107
Small park located directly behind the City Hall and Auditorium, the Gazebo Park boasts a pretty gazebo and a small playground. Located at East Lincoln Street, between Marshall and Pine.
Located on the north edge of Caledonia, at the intersection of North Kingston Street and Highway 44/76. Small playground, shelter with picnic tables, shady green space, and tourist information available here.
Veteran’s Memorial Park & Swimming Pool
Located on the north end of Caledonia on East High St between North Badger and North Winnebago Streets, the Veteran’s Memorial Park is comprised of ample picnic space, a large, contemporary playground, an enclosed shelter available for rentals, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Located across the street from the Veteran’s Memorial Park, this lighted ball field includes a baseball field and football field, as well as tennis courts. In the winter, a small ice rink is created here and manned by volunteers.
Caledonia City Swimming Pool
Located on the north end of Caledonia on East High St between North Badger and North Winnebago Streets, an outdoor swimming pool opens in the summer for swimming lessons and public swimming.
Houston County Fairgrounds
Home of the Houston County Fair every August, the fairgrounds also features a year-round outdoor deer and turkey pen, and also shares space with the Houston County Historical Museum Complex. 207 South History Ln, Caledonia, MN. 507-725-3397
Houston County Historical Society Museum Complex
The Houston County Historical Society Museum Complex is comprised of a large museum exhibit building, genealogical research center, agricultural equipment building, and smaller historical buildings such as a log cabin, town hall, and country schoolhouse. 104 South History Ln, Caledonia, MN. 507-725-3884. www.houstoncountyhistoricalsociety.com
Year-round Kid Fun & Treats
MAAD Alley Bowling Alley
114 Bissen St, Caledonia, MN
The Wired Rooster
131 East Main St, Caledonia, MN
The Wired Rooster is a kid-friendly coffee shop and ice cream parlor. Featuring candies, bottled old-time sodas, and scoop ice cream for the kiddos, and espresso, coffee, and tea treats for Mom & Dad (as well as soup & sandwiches). There’s even a kid’s play room filled with toys!
Fall & Winter Balloon Rallies
In October, and again in December each year, Caledonia hosts a fun hot air balloon rally. Balloons launch at least three times during the weekend (weather-permitting), and balloon rides are available for purchase. Even just watching them launch is a fun event! Follow their Facebook page for details.
Winter Wonderland Celebration
On the first weekend in December, Caledonia celebrates the season with a Christmas parade on Friday night (featuring hot air balloon baskets in the parade that warm up the crowd!), hot air balloon rally, breakfast with Santa, “Old-fashioned Christmas Open House” at the Houston County Historical Society, and more!