Eitzen, located in southern
Houston County, had its beginnings in 1865 with the opening of roadhouse/rest
stop on the wagon road between Lansing, Iowa and Spring Grove, MN.
The fertile soils in the area have helped Eitzen become primarily
an agricultural economy.
The 220 residents of Eitzen enjoy the wooded hills and creek valleys
that offer very good hunting and fishing opportunities. During the
winter, Eitzen benefits from being on the Southeast Minnesota snowmobile
The days surrounding the 4th of July will find Eitzen bursting with
activity as thousands of guests flock to the tiny town to celebrate
the holiday at the annual Family Fun Fest..