- TripBuzz found 10 things to do with kids in or near Owatonna, Minnesota, including 2 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Northfield.
- From RAD Zoo (Reptile Amphibian Discovery Zoo) to Great Serengeti at Holiday Inn, the Owatonna area offers 53 different types of family activities, including: National & State Parks, Water Parks, Zoos and Movie Theaters.
- Only an hour from Minneapolis, Owatonna, MN is considered the heartbeat of southern MN. Locals head to the Riversprings Waterpark in the warmer months, which is equipped with a lazy river, a body slide, and a tube slide. Hockey is a popular local sport and can be enjoyed by catching an Owatonna Express hockey game.
This Museum remembers the children who were sent to the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children between1886 and 1945. The museum offers a tour through buildings and grounds as they existed during the orphanage era. The tour leads to the Children's Cemetery.
Featuring a statue of Princess Owatonna, Mineral Springs Park is home to a mineral water spring and a waterfall. The park includes picnic areas, walking trails, horseshoe and sand volleyball courts as well as a playground.
Rice Lake State Park is a state park of Minnesota. The park surrounds Rice Lake which attracts waterfowl during migrations because of its shallow waters and marshy edges. The highlights of the park are birdwatching, canoeing, and nature observation.
A 10-screen movie theater, Northwoods Cinema 10 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers 3D movies, stadium seating, a birthday party room, auditorium rentals and a snack bar with food and drinks.