Want Historic Minnesota? Southeast Minnesota Has You Covered
With all of the fortune 500 companies in Minnesota, we often forget that Minnesota is very historic, too. Here a few places to check out if you want that historic feel back for a few hours. Only In Your State recapped 12 total places to check out if you want to relive Minnesota's history, and three of them were right in Southeast Minnesota.
First on their list was Wabasha, which of course is known for Grumpy Old Men. Wabasha is one of the earliest settled towns in Minnesota. Here is what Only In Your State had to say about it.
"Here's another river town with a long history. Platted in 1854, it is one of the oldest towns in Minnesota. Stroll down the downtown streets to take in the historic architecture that lines them. You will be taken back in time to a time when life in Minnesota was a lot more simple."
"Another excellent place to take in Minnesota's earliest history is Historic Forestville, now a part of Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park. After you check out the cave - it's a must-visit spot - head over to the old town. You'll cross a charming bridge, check out old buildings, and get a sense for what life was like for Minnesotans over 100 years ago. What better way to see old Minnesota up close?"
"One of Minnesota's oldest restaurants, the Hubbell House has been around since 1854. The old building is still a stately sight in downtown Mantorville, and the interior is full of antiques. When you're done staring in awe at your historic surroundings, you'll notice that your plate is full of delicious food. The Hubbell House has a character not often found in newer establishments, and for that reason it is one of the best places in the state to experience old Minnesota."