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Dawson, Minnesota: Gnometown, USA

Self-proclaimed Gnometown USA features 3-foot tall garden gnomes spread around town.

US Hwy 212, Dawson, MN
East side of town, south side of US Hwy 212 near North Park St.
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Gnomes in masks.

Gnometown, USA

Tiny church and gnomes in one detour! Fun for any age!

[Mike Weisenberger, 06/11/2020]

Gnomes of Dawson.

Gnome Park

Dawson has a whole park filled with gnome statues that have meaning for different people in the town.

[Heidi Gillen, 10/12/2019]

Dawson has proclaimed itself "Gnometown USA."

Gnometown, USA

Carved wood gnomes are on display at the library. But the best place to see 'em is definitely by the Dawson sign. The gnome collection is added to each year as one lucky Dawson citizen is awarded honorary gnome status. A gnome statue is made in their image and proudly placed by the sign.

[LamFam, 07/14/2016]


Gnometown, USA

We drove around the town for a while and really didn't see any Gnomes. However, there are quite a few of them next to the "Welcome to Dawson" sign. Pretty cool to see a bunch of them all in one place like that.

[Brian From Rockland County NY, 06/07/2014]

Gnometown USA.

Gnometown, USA

Dawson's claim to fame is as "Gnometown, USA." Lots of 3-foot tall garden gnomes all over the place here in town.

All over town, best viewed by the welcome sign on the way into town from the east on HWY 212.

[BS Meyer, 12/21/2011]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Tiny ChurchTiny Church, Dawson, MN - < 1 mi.
World's Largest LutefiskWorld's Largest Lutefisk, Madison, MN - 9 mi.
Norwegian Stabbur HouseNorwegian Stabbur House, Milan, MN - 15 mi.
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The Monolith, Milbank, SD - 34 mi.

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