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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



Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum & Info Center

R.D. Hubbard House, Mankato


Betsy-Tacy Society

Bison at Minneopa State Park | Minnesota DNR>state_parks>bison

Minneopa Falls – means water falling twice


Mankato City Walking Sculpture Tour



Mall of America
with over 500 stores, Nickelodeon Universe, Bloomington, Mn

River Hills Mall  Mankato  MN


Amana Colonies

World’s Largest Caned Walnut Rocker

Travel both sides of the Mississippi River from Stillwater Mn to Galena Il.
Country Side Antiques, Cannon Falls.

 Treasures Under Suga Loaf, Winona

Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries:
Chankaska Creek Ranch, Winery & Distillery

Javens Family Vineyard & Winery

Indian Island Winery

Morgan Creek Vineyards & Winery

Mankato Brewery

LocAle Brewing Company (downtown Nearest to events)

August Schells Brewery  (New Ulm – 2nd Oldest Family owned brewery in US)

Restaurants: Downtown Mankato, nearest to Gathering site

Pub 500    (Nice, ask for local beers & wines)

Nola Belle Kitchen  (upscale farm to table – reservations suggested)

Ummie’s Sports Bar & Restaurant    (ask for local beers & wines)

Rounders Sports Bar & Grill       (big patio to sit out & people watch)

Number 4.  An American Bar & Kitchen (high end, Very Nice, reservations suggested)

The 507   (fun college bar & food)

Atomic Star Tavern (college sports bar with decent food & reasonable prices)

Olives  (In Hilton Hotel, Fine Dining, Reservations suggested)


Restaurants: Mankato area, Upscale

Swiss & Madison  (Stylish Upscale Dining. Reservations Suggested)

Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar  (Fine dining, Reservations Suggested)

La Terraza Mexican Grill & Bar


Restaurants: Nearby, On the lakes

The Landing  (be flexible when parking & walking, it can get busy)

Westwood Marina Bar & Grill    (big old wood patio overlooking Lake Washington)




Fishing, Sightseeing, Oddities & Interests

Paisley Park: Prince’s House, & Studio Tours – Reservations required

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

Fishing Resorts & Cabins Rentals Mn

National Eagle Center, Wabasha Mn – Home of Grumpy Old Men movie

Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store – The Yellow Barn

Nicollet County Historical Center – Treaty Site

James J. Hill House – Rail Road Baron mansion

"Preserving & perpetuating the craft of chair caning and seat weaving!"
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