Fergus Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Regional Treatment Center

The Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center (RTC) Complex is a unique landmark in the City of Fergus Falls. It served for many years as a state hospital for the insane, at one time housing 2,000 patients. In the decades following its opening on July 31, 1890, the State Hospital dominated the cultural and economic landscape of the area. The building was designed as a single unit and followed the architectural concepts of Dr. Thomas Kirkbride, a 19th century Pennsylvania physician and pioneer in the mental health field. This complex was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. 


Tours of the inside of the facility are not available. However the grounds are public property and we invite visitors to walk around this beautiful facility. The local museum occasionally provides outdoor walking tours during the summer.