- Our list of the best things to do in Owatonna, Minnesota, features the top 13 nearby activities — including 4 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Owatonna, MN has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, Amusement, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 11 things to do within the city of Owatonna, MN , followed by 2 popular activities in nearby cities, including Northfield
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.
This bank is one of the designs of the Father of American Architecture, Louis Sullivan. He has designed several banks, all called Jewel Boxes because it resembles a jeweled strongbox, giving depositors a sense of security. It is now occupied by a Wells Fargo bank branch.
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.
Offering art classes to the local community, Owatonna Arts Center provides visitors with an opportunity to develop skills in painting, sculpture, and more. It also has a gallery that rotates a variety of artists monthly.
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.