Conference Logistics

For conference goers heading to Morris for the MSOC conference, here are some things that one might want to know:

Directions to Morris

From the East or the Minneapolis/St. Paul area: »

Take Interstate 94 west to Sauk Centre (exit #127).
Turn left onto Highway 71.
Turn west (right) onto Highway 28. Watch closely for this turn!
Continue west on Highway 28 to Morris.
Turn south (left) onto Highway 59.
Turn west (right) onto Prairie Lane at the University of Minnesota sign.
Turn north (right) onto Alumni Drive.
Approximate driving time: three hours.

From the North or the Fargo/Moorhead area: »

Take Interstate 94 east to Fergus Falls.
Take exit #61 for Highway 59 to Elbow Lake.
Turn south (right) and follow Highway 59 to Morris.
Turn west (right) onto Prairie Lane at the University of Minnesota sign.
Turn north (right) onto Alumni Drive.
Approximate driving time: two hours.

From the South or the Sioux Falls area: »

Take Interstate 29 north to Highway 12 (exit #207) to Milbank, South Dakota.
Follow Highway 12 east to the intersection of Highway 59.
Turn north (left) onto Highway 59 to Morris.
Turn west (left) onto Prairie Lane at the University of Minnesota sign.
Turn north (right) onto Alumni Drive.
Approximate driving time: three hours.

Parking in Morris

The closest lots to the science auditorium where the conference is being held are the West and South lots, seen here on a map of campus.  Please note that you cannot park in these lots overnight between 2am and 6am, so be sure to move your car at night.  If necessary, you can park your car on Columbia Avenue in the lot on the corner of east 5th street next to the elementary school property.

Lodging in the Area

Looking for a place to stay? Hotel accommodations in and around Morris include:

Morris hotels

Best Northland Prairie Inn
200 Hwy 28 East, Morris, MN 56267

The Prairie Inn has 86 rooms, which include cable TV and high-speed Internet access. It also features The Ranch House restaurant and lounge along with an indoor pool and spa. Reservations: 320-589-3030 or 1-800-535-3035

Super 8 Motel
102 Hwy 28 East, Morris, MN 56267

The Super 8 has 41 rooms that include cable TV and high-speed Internet access. It also features an indoor pool and spa. Reservations: 320-589-8888 or 1-800-800-8000 www.super8.com

Morris Motel
207 Hwy 9 South, Morris, MN 56267

Reservations: 320-589-1212

Other hotels

Country Inn and Suites (Benson)
300 14th St. S, Benson MN 56215

The Country Inn and Suites has 44 guestrooms and suites. The room comes with complimentary high speed internet and cable TV. Reservations: 1-800-596-2375 or 320-843-4395 http://www.countryinns.com/hotels/mnbenson

Rob’s Motel (Benson)
198 Highway 9 Northeast, Benson MN 56215

Reservations: 320-843-3484

Prairie Waters Inn (Appleton)
900 North Munsterman Appleton, MN 56208

The Prairie Waters Inn has 34 rooms. Pets are allowed, and there is cable TV and wireless internet. Reservations: 320-289-2500 http://www.prairiewatersinn.com/

Scotwood Motel (Glenwood)
340 County Road 21 S Glenwood, MN 56334

reservations: 320-634-5105

Cedar Inn of Starbuck
604 N Main St Starbuck, MN 56381-9710

The Cedar Inn of Starbuck has 22 rooms. Cable TV is provided. Reservations: 320-239-4300 http://www.cedarinnstarbuck.com/

Where to Eat

While in Morris, here are just a few places to eat:

Local Restaurants

Bello Cucina

506 Atlantic Avenue………………..320-585-7000

Common Cup Coffee House

501 Atlantic Ave………..…………320-589-1200

Dairy Queen

24 Atlantic Ave……………………320-589-2227

Diamond Club/Met Lounge

26 E 6th St ……………………………..320-589-5611

McDonald’s- fast food 

1124 Atlantic Avenue………………320-589-3239

Old #1 Bar & Grill

412 Atlantic Avenue   ……………320-589-2270

Pizza Hut

1001 Columbia Avenue ………….320-589-4085

Ranch House (Prairie Inn)

200 Hwy. 28 E…………..……….………320-589-3374

Taco John’s

108 Atlantic Ave……………….………320-589-2133

Subway

1002 Columbia Avenue……………..320-589-1281

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