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.
Riverside Park - St. Peter, MN

Riverside Park

Riverside Park in St. Peter, is a hidden gem nestled on the west bank of the Minnesota River just south of Highway 99.
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.
Rasmussen Woods - Mankato, MN

Rasmussen Woods

Rasmussen Woods, just off of Stoltzman Road in Mankato, is a nature sanctuary nestled in the heart of the city.
Photo by Don Lipps - Seven Mile Creek Park

Seven Mile Creek County Park

With over 600 acres of woods, creeks, hills, trails and playgrounds, Seven Mile Creek Park, located between Mankato and St. Peter is one of the region's hidden gems!
Photo by Rick Pepper - Kids play on the banks during lower water, typically in the fall.

Wildwood County Park

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