The sister cities of Ortonville, MN and Big Stone City, SD welcome you to our prairie oasis. The Big Stone Lake Area is a haven for sportsmen, hunters, birders, outdoor enthusiasts and tourists. Ortonville and Big Stone City are proud to host many different Festivals and Events including world class Fishing Tournaments, TRAM, Annual Sports & Leisure Show, Horse Trail Rides, Historic Boat Tours and our Annual Cornfest.

The area’s Parks and other local Attractions offer plenty of things to do! From swimming, golfing, boating and birding to fishing, cross-country skiing and wildlife exploration, the Big Stone Lake Area provides an array of family activities and year-round entertainment.

The headwaters of the Minnesota River provide a rich history of this beautiful area formed by glaciers 20,000 years ago.

Come share the enthusiasm for our little corner of heaven. We’re famous for our hospitality!

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Big Sioux Pork opened in April of 2012. As of 2015  they employ 14 people full time, with an additional 3 part-time staff members. Through November of 2015 they've weaned 28,000 piglets!