About the Great American Think-Off: 

Now in its 30th year, The Great American Think-Off is an exhibition of civil disagreement between powerful ideas being explored by everyday people. Designed to bring philosophy down from the ivory towers of academia and accessible to all, the contest has received national acclaim including coverage by C-SPAN, the New York Times, and The Today Show. 

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, located in the rural farm and manufacturing town of New York Mills, Minnesota, sponsors this annual philosophy contest and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to participate.


All are welcome to attend the great debate on Saturday, June 10, 2023, and cast your vote to help determine the answer to this year’s question.  Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Student admission is just $5.

To buy tickets online, click here >

To learn more about the Think-Off’s history, start here >

To see past media features about the Think-Off, click here >


If you have questions, please contact the Cultural Center at 218-385-3339 or info@kulcher.org.


These activities are made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through an operating support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.