TSWG Gathering 2024
“A Little SeatWeaving on the Prairie”.
Things to Know & Do
R.D. Hubbard House, Mankato
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
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
Javens Family Vineyard & Winery
Indian Island Winery
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