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TSWG Gathering 2024
“A Little SeatWeaving on the Prairie”.

Things to Know & Do

 

Explore Minnesota: Minnesota Vacations & Travel Guide

 

Explore Minnesota

https://www.exploreminnesota.com

 

https://www.exploreminnesota.com/profile/visit-mankato/2034


VISIT MANKATO 

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum & Info Center

 https://www.exploreminnesota.com/profile/laura-ingalls-wilder-museum-info-center/2218
 

R.D. Hubbard House, Mankato
https://blueearthcountyhistory.com/hubbard-house/

 

Betsy-Tacy Society

https://www.betsy-tacysociety.org

Bison at Minneopa State Park | Minnesota DNR

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us>state_parks>bison

Minneopa Falls – means water falling twice
https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/park.html?id=spk00235#homepage

 

Mankato City Walking Sculpture Tour
https://www.cityartmankato.com/tours/2023-walking-sculpture-tour/

 

Shopping:

Mall of America

https://www.mallofamerica.com
with over 500 stores, Nickelodeon Universe, Bloomington, Mn

River Hills Mall  Mankato  MN

 

https://www.riverhillsmall.com

 

Antiques:
Amana Colonies

 

https://amanacolonies.com

World’s Largest Caned Walnut Rocker
 

Travel both sides of the Mississippi River from Stillwater Mn to Galena Il.
Country Side Antiques, Cannon Falls. http://www.csamantiques.com/

 Treasures Under Suga Loaf, Winona https://treasuresundersugarloaf.com/

Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries:
Chankaska Creek Ranch, Winery & Distillery
https://www.chankaskawines.com/

Javens Family Vineyard & Winery
https://www.javenswinery.com/

Indian Island Winery
https://www.indianislandwinery.com/

Morgan Creek Vineyards & Winery
https://www.morgancreekvineyards.com/

Mankato Brewery
https://mankatobrewery.com/

LocAle Brewing Company (downtown Nearest to events)
https://www.localebrew.com/

August Schells Brewery  (New Ulm – 2nd Oldest Family owned brewery in US)
https://www.schellsbrewery.com/

Restaurants: Downtown Mankato, nearest to Gathering site
 

Pub 500    (Nice, ask for local beers & wines)
https://www.pub500.com/

Nola Belle Kitchen  (upscale farm to table – reservations suggested)
https://www.nolabellekitchen.com/

Ummie’s Sports Bar & Restaurant    (ask for local beers & wines)
https://ummiesmankato.com/

Rounders Sports Bar & Grill       (big patio to sit out & people watch)
https://ummiesmankato.com/

Number 4.  An American Bar & Kitchen (high end, Very Nice, reservations suggested)
https://ummiesmankato.com/

The 507   (fun college bar & food)

Atomic Star Tavern (college sports bar with decent food & reasonable prices)
https://theatomicstartavern.com/

Olives  (In Hilton Hotel, Fine Dining, Reservations suggested)
https://www.olivesmn.com/

 


Restaurants: Mankato area, Upscale


Swiss & Madison  (Stylish Upscale Dining. Reservations Suggested)

Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar  (Fine dining, Reservations Suggested)
https://www.pappageorge.net/


La Terraza Mexican Grill & Bar 
https://laterrazamankato.com/

 

Restaurants: Nearby, On the lakes


The Landing  (be flexible when parking & walking, it can get busy)
https://thelandingonmadison.com/

Westwood Marina Bar & Grill    (big old wood patio overlooking Lake Washington)
https://www.westwoodmarina.com/

 

 

 

Fishing, Sightseeing, Oddities & Interests


Paisley Park: Prince’s House, & Studio Tours – Reservations required
https://www.paisleypark.com/

The Jolly Green Giant statues at Blue Earth 40 miles south on HWY 169, next to DQ.
And Jolly Green Giant with Lil Sprout on LeSueur hill 30 miles north on HWY 169.
Happy Chef Statue in North edge of Mankato on HWY 169. He will even talk to you.
The Giant Walleye statue on Lake Mil Lacs 4 hours North on HWY 169.

 

Waterville Fish Hatchery
https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/minnaqua/fisheries_management_tour/waterville.html

Fishing Resorts & Cabins Rentals Mn
https://www.resortsandlodges.com/resort-type/fishing-resorts/usa/minnesota/

National Eagle Center, Wabasha Mn – Home of Grumpy Old Men movie
https://www.nationaleaglecenter.org/

Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store – The Yellow Barn
https://minnesotaslargestcandystore.business.site/

Nicollet County Historical Center – Treaty Site
https://www.nchsmn.org/

James J. Hill House – Rail Road Baron mansion
https://www.mnhs.org/hillhouse

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