Pelican Rapids Travel Guide

Pelican Rapids is a city in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,464 at the 2010 census. Pelican Rapids was platted in 1872, and named for the rapids on the Pelican River. A post office has been in operation at Pelican Rapids since 1872. Pelican Rapids was incorporated in 1882.


PELICAN RAPIDS, MN: Her husband found great fishing here, and Dawn Finn found a sweet, culturally diverse community, surrounded by beautiful countryside, where she could establish her business.

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City of Pelican Rapids

The community of Pelican Rapids boasts enormous natural beauty in its sweeping fields, rolling hills, and plentiful pristine lakes.

Chamber of Commerce

Pelican Rapids is the third largest city in the county of Otter Tail. Now, as we look forward, and to help provide focus as we continue our progress, we have created this vision of our future: