Welcome to The City of Ceylon

We're Hiring...

City Maintenance/Utility Worker

The City of Ceylon is now hiring for our City Worker/Utility Worker position. The application and job description are listed under IMPORTANT CITY OF CEYLON DOCUMENTS.

Ceylon Fitness Center

Now at 112 Main St West in Ceylon, MN

Now Open... The Beam Center At Ceylon Fitness!

Ceylon and Ceylon Fitness Center is now the home of a BEAM interactive floor play area.  This Beam system is the only system within 80 miles of Ceylon and we are proud to have it.  Please contact John Gibeau to learn more about hours of operation and for party booking!

The City of Ceylon's Fitness Center in the former City Hall building located at 112 Main St, W is NOW OPEN!  We are accepting applications for membership at the current city hall.  

Applications for membership can be downloaded and printed off of this website under the tab below labeled "important city documents". The cost of membership is $15.00 per member and $25.00 per family membership.  Please contact City Hall for more information.

Ceylon, Minnesota History


How did Ceylon come to be?

CEYLON, a city in sections 23-26 in Lake Belt Township, has the former name of a large island adjoining India, which is now named Sri Lanka. It is also the name of villages in Pennsylvania and Ohio. It was incorporated as a village October 22, 1900; it developed when the Minnesota and International Railway came through in 1898, the railroad choosing the townsite and naming it Chanhassen; however, that name was already in use, so a group of men sitting in Tom Sahr's general store suggested Ceylon for the boxes of Ceylon tea in the store. The post office began in 1899 

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City News

Ceylon Non-Profits Page

Coming this month will be a directory of all the Non-Profits operating and headquartered in the Ceylon Area.  Check back frequently to find your favorite Non-Profit or Church's important information.

Fitness Center now OPEN...

Ceylon's city run fitness center is currently accepting applications for membership!  The fitness center is located in the Old City Hall at 112 W Main St.  Please download the application materials here on our website under the heading "important city documents".  There is fitness equipment for all ages and exercise abilities.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Ceylon Area First launching child reading program for EVERY child (ages 0-5) in the Ceylon zip code

Ceylon has a new non-profit dedicated to improving the life of all residents of the Ceylon area. Check out Ceylon Area First on Facebook at @Ceylonareafirst  Ceylon Area First is partnering with The Imagination Library starting in March 2018.

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The City of Ceylon

201 West Main Street, Ceylon, Minnesota 56121, United States



Monday - Friday: 7am - 3pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


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