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Hidden Gems

Betsy's House - Mankato, MN

Betsy-Tacy Houses

The original houses of Betsy and Tacy from the Maud Hart Lovelace stories located in the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Linneaus Arboretum - St. Peter, MN

Linnaeus Arboretum

Located on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, the Linnaeus Arboretum is a hidden gem focusing on Minnesota native plants.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Minnemishinona Falls in 2010 before the bridge was built or access restrictions put in place.

Minnemishinona Falls

Minnemishinona Falls on Judson Bottom Road just outside of North Mankato, is a beautiful 42 foot waterfall with an overlook.
Mankato Piece - Mankato, MN - The work of artist Dale Eldred, the Mankato Piece has been on display in the city for 50 years.

Mankato Piece

The work of Minnesota native artist, Dale Eldred, the Mankato Piece has been on display in the city for 50 years.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Looking at the top side of the dam from the road bridge (County Rd. 9)

Rapidan Dam

The Rapidan Dam is an active, hydro-electric dam situated on the Blue Earth River.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Kids play on the banks during lower water, typically in the fall.

Wildwood Park

A hidden gem, just north of St. Clair, Wildwood Park offers extensive access to the Le Sueur River.

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