During his goodwill tour, Lindbergh made three stops in Minnesota and several flyovers, including Winona and Red Wing, where he dropped printed tour messages that thanked the communities for their support.
On one of those visits, Lindbergh arrived at Wold Chamberlain Field at 2:03 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1927. From the airport he joined a tour of the Twin Cities in a parade car with the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul, their wives, and his mother, Evangeline. The newspapers estimated that between 250,000 and 500,000 people attended the parade. Lindbergh’s day ended with a banquet at the St. Paul Hotel, where Governor Christianson presented him with a commemorative medal from the state.
On Wednesday, Lindbergh visited with his mother, his half-sister Eva Lindbergh Christie, and other relatives who gathered to see him in the Twin Cities. The next day, Lindbergh headed north, making a detour to fly over Savage, Shakopee, St. Cloud, Melrose, and Sauk Centre, before arriving in his hometown of Little Falls.
For weeks, the Little Falls Homecoming Committee had made preparations for Lindbergh’s visit. A local newspaper called the visit "more important than one from the president of the United States."
At 2 p.m. on Aug. 25, Lindbergh landed the "Spirit of St. Louis" on Jacob Brutcher’s 60-acre farm north of town (where the Cabin Fever restaurant is now located) to the greeting of thousands of visitors.
From the impromptu airfield, Lindbergh was ushered into town where 50,000 people had gathered for an elaborate parade that ended at the fairgrounds, where Lindbergh gave a speech about aviation. Festivities continued at the Elks Hotel and the next day Lindbergh visited his boyhood home before leaving Little Falls.
Lindbergh's Return to Minnesota, 1927 (PDF)