Olivia is an attractive, country town where people are friendly and helpful.
Set under the big sky of the Minnesota prairie, Olivia isn’t just a town; it’s a home and a destination full of history, scenic beauty, recreation, and life opportunities.
Adorned with tall trees, Olivia is a virtual oasis surrounded by soybeans and sugar beets, and a sea of fields of corn, making it the Corn Capital of the World, but there’s so much more to it than that.
Olivia, MN is Rich in History
Founded in 1878 along the original Yellowstone Trail, which ran from Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound, and less than two hours from the Twin Cities, Olivia has a history rich in agricultural innovation, railroad expansion, and more.
Attractions such as the historic courthouse, public parks, brand-new public library, and indoor pool—just to name a handful—provide relaxation and recreation for people of all interests. A variety of great restaurants presents plenty of dining options, and lodging choices include a modern hotel or camping for free at Memorial Park. A full range of shopping options will meet the need for basic necessities, a taste of local craft and flavor, or souvenirs to last a lifetime.
The Corn Capital of the World
The biggest don’t-miss, however, is the annual Corn Capital Days festival. Celebrated each year around the last full weekend of July, Corn Capital Days features fun and family-friendly live music, parades, a fly-in breakfast courtesy of the Lions Club, the famous Sweet Corn Feed, and so much more.
While you’re here, don’t forget to stop and check out the World’s Largest Ear of Corn!
We can’t wait for you to visit and discover, or rediscover, the magic and charm of Olivia, the Corn Capital of the World!