City Auditorium

City Auditorium

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The City Auditorium offers space for a variety of leisure and competitive activities for residents of the community and the surrounding areas. Programming and Avtivities at the Auditorium is managed by Willmar Community Education & Recreation. Visit their website for information.   

History: The City Auditorium was built between the years 1936 and 1937 by the Works Progress Administration. Artisitc sculpture panels on the front facade of the building and a Memorial Room have secured the building into the list of National Register of Historic Places. This austere room is located on the first floor of the Willmar City Auditorium. It was completed in 1937 as a WPA project. Engraved stones from each state line the walls, an effort initiated by the American Legion to honor Minnesota veterans. A painted mural depicting various conflicts and the ravages of war surrounds the room. The room is open for viewing by contacting Willmar City Offices. 

Some amenities at the Auditorium include:

  • Basketball Courts
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Indoor Gun Range
  • War Memorial Room



The Indoor Gun Range is located in the basement of the Auditorium.

  • Open Shooting season: November 16 - April 26
  • Open Shooting days & times: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6pm to 9:30pm & Fridays (Jan 12 - Mar 30) 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Open Shooting costs: $10 per half hour - targets available for purchase

For more information visit the Willmar Rifle & Pistol Club Website.

Location: The Willmar City Auditorium is conveniently located near the west edge of downtown Willmar next to City Offices: 313 6th St SW, Willmar, MN 56201.