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Lanesboro (Continued)

Experience nature first-hand along the Root River Valley at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, a private, non-profit residential learning center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro

Lanesboro Farmers Market in beautiful Sylvan park near downtown Lanesboro More...  

Lanesboro Feedmill: CD tours, Amish tours, Stonemill Hotel & Suites, healing massage.  102 East Beacon St, Lanesboro

Whalan

Annual Standstill Parade, an innovative way to put on a parade when the town is only a block long!  

Candlelight Ski hosted every year on the first Saturday of February

Peterson

Guided or self-guided tours available at the MN Department of Natural Resources Fish Hatchery where lake trout & splake (brook trout) are raised for various lakes in the state; 28376 County Rd 25 South More...

Rushford

Come early to Norsland Lefse on weekday mornings and watch how authentic Norwegian lefse is made using automation–so thin and moist, you’ll think it came from Grandma’s kitchen! (production schedules vary) 210 West Jessie St  More...

Step back in history and rest from your travels at the Rushford Historical Depot and Root River Trail Visitor Center, museum, vintage one-room school house, and trailhead rest area; 401 S Elm St  More...

Picnic and play at Creekside Park at the North end of Rushford next to the Niggle Sports Complex. The children’s play village depicts historic local landmarks. After being destroyed by the flood of 2007, the park was rebuilt 2 years later by hundreds of community volunteers–in only 5 days! See a video of the “extreme” rebuild!

Enjoy scenic beauty on Magelssen Bluff, in beautiful Rushford. Pack a lunch–you’ll find shady picnic spots and wooded hiking trails with breathtaking overlooks. A must-see when you’re in Rushford!  Parking and rest rooms. Access road from Hwy 30 just west of Rushford.  Watch for the sign.

Weekly Farmer’s Market (in season) at Featherstone Farms Organic Vegetables and Fruits, 2 miles west of Rushford on Hwy 30.  Fridays, 3-6 pm.

Houston

Visit the Houston Nature Center and see “Alice” the owl. Free showers, clean restrooms and shuttle service available to bike trail visitors. And don’t miss the International Festival of Owls. Located at the trailhead 215 W Plum Street More...

The annual Houston Hoedown promises fun for the whole family and features antique cars and tractors, youth events, horse pulls, and much more!  Held during the last weekend of July. See a list of Hoedown events on the Regional Calendar of Events.

Harmony

Tour Niagara Cave, one of the largest caves in the Midwest; 29842 County Rd 30, Harmony  More...

View a sinkhole at the Karst Geological Interpretive Site along the Harmony-Preston Valley Trail  More...

Be amazed at Slim’s Woodshed Museum, America’s largest woodcarving museum and hand-carved circus; 160 First St NW  More...

Learn about the early railway hobo culture at the Hobo Camp, with life-sized, wood-carved figures located at the trailhead park  More...

Preston

Go back in time as costumed guides go about their daily 19th century business at Historic Forestville, a pioneer village. Take a naturalist-led tour of Mystery Cave, the longest cave in Minnesota, featuring stalactites, stalagmites and underground pools.

The State Park offers blue ribbon trout fishing streams, camping, horseback riding trails, horse camping facilities, cross country skiing and snowmobile trails. For more information , call (507) 352-5111.    (Courtesy of www.prestontourism.com).

You’ll be fascinated with all that’s available at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, 21071 County Hwy 118  More...

Tour Mystery Cave, 13 underground miles in the longest cave in Minnesota. More...

National Trout Center Visit the National Trout Center in Preston, MN. The current temporary location offers year-round indoor activities, classroom and meeting spaces, exhibits and retail space. 120 St Anthony St, Preston More...

Fountain

See Pietenpol’s 1932 Sky Scout plane at the Fillmore County History Center and Genealogy Library located at 202 County Rd 8 & Hwy 52 in Fountain, MN More...

Lanesboro

Avian Acres’ Wild Bird Supply: Experience this former Scandinavian farm, with colorful songbirds and a country store atmosphere. Discover an awesome array of backyard bird feeders, and accessories with expert advice on products and habitat design. 32637 Grit Rd, Lanesboro

Bluffscape Amish Tours: Embrace the stories and culture of the largest Old Order Amish community in Minnesota. Browse the shops brimming with Amish crafts and delicious homemade delicacies.  3-hour tour also takes you to a mohair farm and a historic church.  102 East Beacon St, Lanesboro

Amish Backroads Tour: Visit the Amish and their shops in Lanesboro and Harmony, and rent this drive-yourself CD audio tour to visit points "off the beaten path."