Best Small Town to Visit

Our unique specialty shops, eateries, resorts, International Turtle Races, and tons of indoor and outdoor activities are just a bit of the small-town allure that makes Perham special. These are also a few of the reasons why Perham, Minnesota was selected as one of Smithsonian’s Best Small Towns to Visit in 2018!

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Best Small Town Cultural Scene (2020)


In Perham, antique shops, cafes and craft breweries are complemented by public art and a sizable collection of small town cultural festivals and events, like the popular International Turtle Races in summer. The Perham Center for the Arts, housed in a century-old catholic church, hosts a variety of concerts, art markets and other live events.