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Olivia Chamber of Commerce
City of Olivia is the county seat and a service center for Renville County and the surrounding area. It is located in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the United States, and is known as the "Corn Capital of the World," having the highest concentration of seed research and processing companies of any place in the globe. It's reputation has brought visitors from 53 foreign nations and all 50 states to Renville County within the last 4 years to study agriculture.
The county sheriff's department and the local police department are located in the city. Health care services include a county hospital, two doctor clinics, a dentist, a homeopathic and rolfing clinic, an eye care center, two drug stores, two assisted living facilities and a nursing home. Downtown Olivia has an exciting new streetscape including attractive hanging flower baskets that are watered with an underground system. A variety of retail stores, financial institutions and service businesses enjoy the special small town ambiance of this rural community.
There are two motels and several restaurants and fast food eateries including a coffee shop and a soda fountain. Unique among small towns, Olivia has six city parks where residents and visitors can pause and relax. Memorial Park offers free overnight camping to travelers and is a home to the largest ear of corn in the United States. A public golf course, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, softball and soccer fields provide space for physical activities.