Guide Book to SE Minnesota

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Guide Book to SE Minnesota

Food scene

Amazing. 5 star. Old stage coach hotel. Full of history and great food. NOT TO BE MISSED.
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The Hubbell House
502 N Main St
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Amazing. 5 star. Old stage coach hotel. Full of history and great food. NOT TO BE MISSED.
Surprisingly hip little joint in an off the beaten path locale. Excellent food. Specialty coffee. Good decor. Friendly staff.
Area 57 CoffeeCafe
125 Main Street
Surprisingly hip little joint in an off the beaten path locale. Excellent food. Specialty coffee. Good decor. Friendly staff.
A bit of a drive (40 minutes) but sooo worth it. Great bar, great decor, excellent food (I have the Shrimp Caesar every time) Good size portions, enough for handy lunch next day. Perfect food handling. Nice service. The desserts; OMG!
Torey's Restaurant & Bar
208 North Cedar Avenue
A bit of a drive (40 minutes) but sooo worth it. Great bar, great decor, excellent food (I have the Shrimp Caesar every time) Good size portions, enough for handy lunch next day. Perfect food handling. Nice service. The desserts; OMG!
Also a bit of a drive, but pretty drive. Thru farm land. Surprisingly well run based on the location...I mean, its in the sticks...LOL...Never had a bad meal here. Sometimes they have live music. HOPPING bar. Make reservations during busy season (Holidays, etc.) We like to sit on the new enclosed patio. Beside the fire is cozy, too.
Fireside Lounge & Supper Club
37540 Goodhue Avenue
Also a bit of a drive, but pretty drive. Thru farm land. Surprisingly well run based on the location...I mean, its in the sticks...LOL...Never had a bad meal here. Sometimes they have live music. HOPPING bar. Make reservations during busy season (Holidays, etc.) We like to sit on the new enclosed patio. Beside the fire is cozy, too.
Inclusive atmosphere. Hosts Food trucks on occasion. Try for when the wood fired pizza truck is there. Has a small play area for kids, vineyard looking outdoor area. Right off highway, so convenient. Pets allowed. They made a small batch IPA...we hear it is terrific.
South x SouthEast Minnesota Brewing Company
51146 U.S. 52
Inclusive atmosphere. Hosts Food trucks on occasion. Try for when the wood fired pizza truck is there. Has a small play area for kids, vineyard looking outdoor area. Right off highway, so convenient. Pets allowed. They made a small batch IPA...we hear it is terrific.
Casual dive, local watering hole, burger specials, drink specials. Unpretentious.
JB's Tavern
112 Main Street
Casual dive, local watering hole, burger specials, drink specials. Unpretentious.
Greek Food. 'Nuff Said.
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Nupa
1035 Civic Center Drive
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Greek Food. 'Nuff Said.
Hip little custom bakery. AHHH MAZZZING...
Flour Child Creations
237 Main Street
Hip little custom bakery. AHHH MAZZZING...
Local fave in a converted 1900's school house.
Old School Cafe
515 Clay St
Local fave in a converted 1900's school house.
Dodge Center Location: Fast, friendly, casual, take out or dine in. Neat decor. Former Dairy Queen, now Mexican place.
Plaza Morena Campestre Grill
411 Highway Saint West
Dodge Center Location: Fast, friendly, casual, take out or dine in. Neat decor. Former Dairy Queen, now Mexican place.
Owatonna Location: Fancier decor, Authentic decor, good date night place. Games on TV, strong drinks, great Mexican food. Never had a bad meal here. Nice service. Large portions.
Plaza Morena Campestre Grill
160 26th Street Northeast
Owatonna Location: Fancier decor, Authentic decor, good date night place. Games on TV, strong drinks, great Mexican food. Never had a bad meal here. Nice service. Large portions.
Old time-y candy store with gourmet ice cream and handmade premium chocolates
Chocolate Shoppe
420 N Main St
Old time-y candy store with gourmet ice cream and handmade premium chocolates
MY personal fave. In Minneapolis on Hennepin Ave.
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Namaste Cafe
2512 Hennepin Avenue
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MY personal fave. In Minneapolis on Hennepin Ave.
Custom meat and sausage, deli, coffee shop, Boots and Lou's gift shop.
Nerstrand Meats & Catering
231 Main Street
Custom meat and sausage, deli, coffee shop, Boots and Lou's gift shop.
Cannon River Winery
421 Mill St W
Well, wine.
Just added to Best of Minnesota lists. Safe neighborhood. Local biz. Good parking.
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Forager Brewery
1005 6th St NW
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Just added to Best of Minnesota lists. Safe neighborhood. Local biz. Good parking.
Squash Blossom Farm
7499 60th Avenue Northwest

City/town information

If you want to do 'city stuff'. Good whole foods scene, good arts. Coffee shops.
Rochester
If you want to do 'city stuff'. Good whole foods scene, good arts. Coffee shops.
Founded before the State of Minnesota was founded. Has an adorable Opera House. Great photo ops. Antique shops, old time-y candy store, covered bridge, park. Hosts lots of fairs and festivals during summer.
Mantorville
Founded before the State of Minnesota was founded. Has an adorable Opera House. Great photo ops. Antique shops, old time-y candy store, covered bridge, park. Hosts lots of fairs and festivals during summer.
Bike trails, historic woolen mill here, Cannon River, Lake Bilsby, Sakatah State Park here.
Faribault
Bike trails, historic woolen mill here, Cannon River, Lake Bilsby, Sakatah State Park here.
River city, college town, Lock and Dam shipping access.
Winona
River city, college town, Lock and Dam shipping access.
Considered one of the best State Capital buildings in the country. Tours available. Call ahead.
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Saint Paul
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Considered one of the best State Capital buildings in the country. Tours available. Call ahead.
Home of Luther College. Make sure to see their Holiday Concert. Hiking and sightseeing. Chapel rock.
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Decorah
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Home of Luther College. Make sure to see their Holiday Concert. Hiking and sightseeing. Chapel rock.

Sightseeing

Covered bridge park, boutiques, coffee, Farmer's market, music.
Zumbrota
Covered bridge park, boutiques, coffee, Farmer's market, music.
Site of Area 57 Coffee and Bistro. Cute boutiques. Little walk. Cute park.
Wanamingo
Site of Area 57 Coffee and Bistro. Cute boutiques. Little walk. Cute park.
Historic, cute thrift stores, has some food trucks. They are working on getting a restaurant. Historic buildings.
Kenyon
Historic, cute thrift stores, has some food trucks. They are working on getting a restaurant. Historic buildings.
In Zumbrota, Worth the trip.
Covered Bridge Park
175 West Avenue
In Zumbrota, Worth the trip.
Opera House dating from 1800's. Hosts Melodramas. Kitchy, quirky live theatre.
Mantorville Theatre Company
5 5th St W
Opera House dating from 1800's. Hosts Melodramas. Kitchy, quirky live theatre.
Natural, wildlife and prairie habitat on a lake, bird sanctuary.
Rice Lake State Park
8485 Rose Street
Natural, wildlife and prairie habitat on a lake, bird sanctuary.
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Mayowood Mansion
3720 Mayowood Rd SW
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Shopping.
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Mall Of America - Bloomington
Lindau Lane & Ikea Way
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Shopping.
Learn about and see Eagles
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National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Avenue
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Learn about and see Eagles
Hosts live music, has a great dining room and buffet.
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Treasure Island Resort & Casino
5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd
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Hosts live music, has a great dining room and buffet.
Old time-y toy store. Not to be missed.
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LARK Toys
63604 170th Avenue
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Old time-y toy store. Not to be missed.
Tour a cave
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Niagara Cave
29842 County Highway 30
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Tour a cave
Tour another cave.
Mystery Cave State Park
Tour another cave.
More caves.
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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park
21071 County Road 118
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More caves.
Hip little place
Hemp Maze Minnesota
47385 Highway 52 Boulevard
Hip little place
College town, good downtown walking scene. Bike shops here. Bike trail departs from here.
Northfield
College town, good downtown walking scene. Bike shops here. Bike trail departs from here.
Biking and walking. Very safe.
Douglas Trailhead
Biking and walking. Very safe.
Cos Play, Caber Toss, Mead.
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Minnesota Renaissance Festival
12364 Chestnut Blvd
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Cos Play, Caber Toss, Mead.
Downtown, Flea Market. Tourists in summer. Mississippi River. Cat Cafe.
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Wabasha
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Downtown, Flea Market. Tourists in summer. Mississippi River. Cat Cafe.
The birth place of waterskiing.
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Lake City
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The birth place of waterskiing.
Zumbro River
In an old church.
Chapel Brewing
15 Hester St
In an old church.
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Barn Bluff
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Animal attraction. Hiking trails.
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Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo
5731 County Road 105 Northwest
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Animal attraction. Hiking trails.
Pine Island Golf Course
920 8th Street Southeast
Golfing.
Zumbro Valley Golf Course
25202 615th Street
Golfing. Bar.
Largest gift store in Southern Minnesota. Unique selection. Good quality. Good prices. Nice service. Not 'tourist-y chatsky 'gifts...legit beautiful items, treasures. Wind chimes, figurines, books, statuary, Christian gifts, linens, cards, floral, flags, jewelery and clothing lines.
Country Goods
4515 22nd Avenue Northwest
Largest gift store in Southern Minnesota. Unique selection. Good quality. Good prices. Nice service. Not 'tourist-y chatsky 'gifts...legit beautiful items, treasures. Wind chimes, figurines, books, statuary, Christian gifts, linens, cards, floral, flags, jewelery and clothing lines.
Open for special events; call ahead.
Gunderson House
107 Gunderson Boulevard
Open for special events; call ahead.
Great for family in Fall.
Northwoods Orchard
8018 75th Avenue Northwest
Great for family in Fall.
Legit historic.
Wasioja Seminary Ruins
Legit historic.
Zumbro Bottoms Horse Campground - West
Bring your own horse.
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Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
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Foshay Museum and Observation Deck
821 S Marquette Ave
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Surf Ballroom. See Museum.
Clear Lake
Surf Ballroom. See Museum.
Home of the Minnesota Vikings.
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U.S. Bank Stadium
900 S 5th St
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Home of the Minnesota Vikings.
Stadium
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Target Center
600 North 1st Avenue
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Stadium
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Minnesota Üniversitesi
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Old library restored to be art Gallery.
Crossings At Carnegie
320 East Ave
Old library restored to be art Gallery.
Family fun in Fall
Sogn Valley Apple Orchard
37750 41st Avenue Way
Family fun in Fall
Aspelund Winery
9204 425th Street
Right near the Winery
Aspelund Peony Garden
9204 425th Street
Right near the Winery
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
9700 170th St E
Falls.
Well, because Spam.
SPAM® Museum
101 3rd Ave NE
Well, because Spam.
National Historical Site.
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Plummer House
1091 Plummer Ln SW
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National Historical Site.
Pine Island Cheese Festival
In summer.

Neighborhoods

Good walking downtown. Chain stores. Torey's is here. Also Cabela's (like REI)
Owatonna
Good walking downtown. Chain stores. Torey's is here. Also Cabela's (like REI)
Historical sight seeing
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Lanesboro
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Historical sight seeing
Wine and Cheese tasting events. Hosts Faires and Festivals in summers.
Pine Island
Wine and Cheese tasting events. Hosts Faires and Festivals in summers.
Good downtown walking mall. Restaurants, bars, shops, historic buildings,
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Red Wing
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Good downtown walking mall. Restaurants, bars, shops, historic buildings,
Harmony

Entertainment

Luscious decor, reminiscent of NOLA or a San Fran speak easy. Interesting musical acts. Pizza and bar snack. Some Import beers. Very reasonable prices!! Open Mike on Thursday nights. call ahead. Live music. Open Mic Night on Thursday (call ahead) wine bar, pizza, restored historic building. Does not accept credit cards.
The Annadine
16 West Main Street
Luscious decor, reminiscent of NOLA or a San Fran speak easy. Interesting musical acts. Pizza and bar snack. Some Import beers. Very reasonable prices!! Open Mike on Thursday nights. call ahead. Live music. Open Mic Night on Thursday (call ahead) wine bar, pizza, restored historic building. Does not accept credit cards.

Food Scene

The Hibachi Filet Mignon. As good as any beef I ever had in Japan. FR
Tokyo Grill
1301 Bollenbacher Dr
The Hibachi Filet Mignon. As good as any beef I ever had in Japan. FR

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No transit

Must have a vehicle. No transit options in rural area.
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Locals have Flat Affect

Locals generally originating from Scandinavian Heritage where they have a saying "Do not speak loudly unless the house is on fire". They like you, they just don't show much emotion.
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Winter Travel

Be prepared. Have snow tires or chains. Allow extra time for travel. Slow down.
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Hubbell House

Is a 'must do'. If you miss it, you've missed amazing dining and amazing experience.
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No alcohol sold in convenience stores; only in bottle shops

Unlike our neighbors to the South and West and East, our area does not sell alcohol in convenience stores or grocery stores..... Not even beer. Beer and alcohol come from specially licence "bottle shops", so plan ahead. Some Municipalities have a Government funded "Liquor Store" which is a bar where you can buy 'carry out' booze but even that ends at 10 p. m. -- If a few beers are part of your plan, PLAN AHEAD. Kasson and Zumbrota have bottle shops we have been to. PLAN AHEAD TO BUY ANY ALCOHOL..
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Rugged Shoes.

Its a farm. There are trails. And gravel. Hiking Boots.
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Speed traps at County Line

When entering or leaving a County by road in Minnesota, watch your speed. LEO set up speed traps at entrance and exit of Counties.