Do you want to know more about our excellent schools, the variety of health care options, or a list of child care providers in the Perham area? Click here to find additional services available in our community.


brewTreat yourself to a night on the town in one of our fantastic restaurants, bars, or pubs. We offer a wide variety of dining experiences in the Perham area, including Brew Ales & Eats which has been named one of the 12 best bars outside the Twin Cities!


Shop for that unique gift in our boutiques and specialty shops. Click here for a listing of gift shops, art galleries, and more in the Perham area.


Those who live and work here know that Perham is a great place to play. The Perham area features a beautiful 27-hole, championship golf course, various specialty shops, restaurants, and pubs, and offers an abundance of recreational opportunities courtesy of the 1048 lakes and over 140 miles of snowmobile trails in Otter Tail County.

Community Center

treadmillsNo matter the time of year, the Perham Area Community Center (PACC) offers over 66,000 square feet of recreational activity. This world-class community center features a pool, water slide, weight room, cardio exercise room, gyms, walking/running track, and much more. They also offer a wide range of fitness classes, personal training, party packages, and family-friendly activities.

Clubs and Organizations

Organization Contact Info Other
American Legion Auxiliary
549 Family Foundation
Boys and Girls Club Cori Brown
(218) 346-2526
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Sophie Zvornar
(218) 346-6119
Meetings the first Tuesday of month at 7:15pm at St Henry’s Church basement. No meetings in July or August.
History and Cultural Assoc. of East Otter Tail County (History Museum, ITOW, Pioneer Village) 230 1st Ave. N
Perham, MN
Women of Focus PO Box 8
Perham, MN  Meetings the last Monday of the month at 7:00pm at the PACC. No meetings in June or July.
Knights of Columbus Mark Riestenberg
(218) 346-6273Tom Silbernagel
(218) 346-5876
PO Box 115
Perham, MNMeetings the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at St Henry’s Church basement.No meetings in June, July or August.
Masonic Lodge Ken Friese
(218) 849-4150
PO Box 214
Perham, MNMeetings the second and fourth Tuesday at 8:00pm at the Perham Lodge Hall (710 Pinewood Lane, upper level of Wasche’s Machine Shop).
Perham Area Chamber of Commerce Nick Murdock (218) 346-7710 or 185 East Main
Perham, MN
Perham Area Foundation 612 Third Ave. SE
Perham, MN
Perham Area Kinship
Perham Athletic Association, Inc. Brian Mort(218)346-8231 Meetings the second Saturday of the month at 8:00am at Lakes Café.
Perham Jaycees Brian Holzer
budlite1977@yahoo.comSheila Dombeck
PO Box 294
Perham, MN(Please make donation requests in writing to the PO Box above)Meetings the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at the Silver Moon Restaurant.
Perham Lakes Area Lions Gary Simpson
(218) 346-6305
PO Box 372, Perham, MN Meetings the second Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at Mrs. B’s Cafe on Ft. Thunder Rd.
Perham Rotary Deb Spiczka
(218) 367-3007
PO Box 3
Perham, MN Meetings on Thursdays at noon at Lakes Café.
VFW Post 4020 Larry Kempenich
(218) 346-3960
PO Box 383
Perham, MNMeetings the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Veterans Museum (805 West Main Street, Perham, MN)
Dreams for Kids Organization / Make a Wish Foundation Wanda Smith
(218) 298-2211Mark Schmidt
(218) 298-2368


The churches of the Perham area welcome you to share in their worship and praise hours. Visitors and members alike are invited to attend. View a list of area churches here.

Chamber of Commerce

Let the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce help you discover the unique and ever-growing Perham community. Just like the City of Perham itself, the Perham Chamber’s website has something new to offer you whether you live, work, or play in Perham. Click here to visit