Sauk Centre is a city in Central Minnesota with a population of 4,603 (2022)
Sauk Centre is the birthplace of Sinclair Lewis, a novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. It inspired his fictional Gopher Prairie, the setting of Lewis's 1920 novel Main Street, Sauk Centre also contains the Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home, a National Historic Landmark. Two other properties and a historic district are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: The Palmer House built in 1901 and expanded in 1916, the Minnesota Home School for Girls built 1911–1935, and the Original Main Street Historic District built 1920–1947.
About 2 hours northwest of Minneapolis via Interstate 94.
- 1 Sauk Centre Muni Airport, 39115 Co Rd 186, ☏ +1 320-352-2203.
There is no public transportation in Sauk Centre but the Airport has a van to use and waking is a good idea
- 1 Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home, 810 Sinclair Lewis Ave (between Maple and Walnut Sts), ☏ +1 320 352-5201. Tu-Su after Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
- 2 Little Red Schoolhouse, 3rd Street North and Main Street North Sauk Centre MN 56378.
- 1 DingDong Cafe, 526 Elm St S, Sauk Centre, MN 56378, ☏ +13202004223.
- 2 El Mezcal, 303 Main St S, Sauk Centre, MN 56378, ☏ +13203516909.
- 3 Four Seas Buffet, 1314 Timberlane Dr, Sauk Centre, MN 56378, ☏ +13203518888.
- 4 Truckers Inn Truck Stop, ☏ +18007653491.
- 1 Jitters Java Cafe, 403 Main St S, ☏ +13203521390.
- 1 Palmer House Hotel (Palmer House), 500 Sinclair Lewis Ave, ☏ +13203519100.
- 2 Americas Best Value Inn Sauk Centre (Best Value Inn), 322 12th St S, ☏ +13203517256.
- 3 AmericInn by Wyndham Sauk Centre (AmericInn), 1230 Timberlane Dr, Sauk Centre, MN 56378, ☏ +13203522800.
- 4 Gopher Prairie Inn, 1222 Getty St S, Sauk Centre, MN 56378, ☏ +13203522275.
|Routes through Sauk Centre|
|Fargo ← Alexandria ←||W E||→ Saint Cloud → Minneapolis|
|Bemidji ← Wadena ← Jct W E ←||N S||→ Willmar → Jackson|