Pride of the Prairie

  • Population 2,319 (2013)
  • Nestled along the Watonwan River, Madelia is a unique blending of past and present. Today, the history is preserved through several historical landmarks and buildings while the city has all the modern conveniences and medical facilities of the 21st Century.

    Come to Madelia and visit our Museum, parks, restaurants, observation deck, trails, events, Younger Brothers mural and site, and other historic sites.

    First, check the Calendar of Events and the Summer Activities Calendar to see what's happening while you're here.

    If you plan on camping, a family gathering, golf, or just need a place to play, the Watona Park and Campground is the perfect location.

    Our city is rich in history. Step into the past at the incredible Watonwan County Historical Center.

    Visit one of our many churches while you're here.

    Come and see why the Madelia Community is the Pride of the Prairie!


    Important City News Updates

    2013 Recycling Updates (click link below)

    2013 Reycling update page - click here

    As of 8 am on December 1st, a snow emergency has been declared. All vehicles must be removed from the streets until the street has been plowed from curb to curb.