The MGG is open during daylight hours, June 1 through October, and is self-guided.  

​Information is posted throughout the garden and brochures with additional information are available at the front gate.  Call 320-390-2323 for weather updates.  Parking is available across the street.   

Suggested donation:  $5/person; children under 13 are free.  Guided tours are available by appointment for groups of 15-20, or for school groups.  A golf cart (holds up to 3 people) is available for $15 fee in conjunction with a tour.  

The MGG is a 501-c3 non-profit​. The Minnesota Goose Garden does not receive any federal funding and relies solely on public donations and arts grants.


​The Minnesota Goose Garden is especially tailored to children, including an educational scavenger hunt.  It includes mulitple paths, and is ideal for teacher-led games and nature activities.  The MGG is home to many birds and a variety of animals.  


Bring bug repellent and/or hats​.  

Hawaiian Tropic suncreen repels flies.  

Wear long-sleeves and pants (light-colored is best; avoid blue.)

Over twenty-three animal and human-likeness sculpture totems are also found within the garden.  Totem animals were the Ojibwe form of government and also defined individuals.  

The five largest totems in the MGG are:  Caribou, Black Bear, Grey Wolf, Canada Lynx and Moose.  Other totems include: Timber Rattlesnake, Bald Eagle, Sandhill Crane, Channel Catfish, Common Loon, Pine Marten, Northern Pike, Merman, Double-Crested Cormorant, Canada Goose, White Sucker, Sturgeon, Lake Whitefish, North American Beaver, Herring Gull, Red-Tailed Hawk.