10 Favorite Small Towns

Cave-Aged Cheese, River Time and Hammerschlagen on the Minne-Roadtrip to Faribault, MN

You’ve just left your first stop on the Minne-Roadtrip in Owatonna, Minnesota. From there, it’s a 25-minute drive through pastoral landscapes. When you head into the heart of Faribault, you’ll drive past homes and businesses and into historic downtown. Nearby, is the convergence of two rivers‒the Straight River and the Cannon River. What does a Minne-Roadtrip…

Minne-Roadtrip to Owatonna, MN

History, Architecture and International Eats on the Minne-Roadtrip in Owatonna, MN

Revolutionary architecture, historical museums, and international food might sound like a day in the big city. What would you say if I told you this can be found in the small town of Owatonna, MN? What does a Minne-Roadtrip to Owatonna look like? On this itinerary, you’ll marvel at a “jewel box of the prairie,”…

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Foodie Stops You Don’t Want to Miss on the Minne-Roadtrip: Part 1 Owatonna, MN

One of the things I love about visiting small towns is sampling local foods. My post-TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) Conference tour―the Minne-Roadtrip to Northfield, Faribault, and Owatonna―gave me some serious foodie love for small town Minnesota. For each Southern Minnesota town, I picked two places you don’t want to miss. First up, Owatonna. There will be…