Explore the top things to do in Owatonna, MN
Whether you’re in town for an event at the Steele County Four Seasons Centre, on-site meetings, or a family reunion, the Country Inn & Suites puts you near the best things to do in Owatonna, MN. Get outside to discover Minnesota’s natural beauty at some of the green spaces that make Owatonna “The City of Friendliness and Beautiful Parks.” In summer, you can go in-line skating, walking, or biking at spots like Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, a 225-acre oasis with miles of hiking and jogging trails. For winter visits, ride snowmobiles in Rice Lake State Park or go cross-country skiing. If you're here with kids, check out the lazy river at the River Springs Water Park every summer and don’t miss the RAD Zoo! The zoo is home to more than 150 kinds of animals and is Minnesota's premier destination for reptiles such as frogs, salamanders, toads, crocodilians, snakes, and lizards.
Want to go shopping? Ultra Outlets offers bargains less than seven miles away, and Mall of America is an easy day trip to the north. Wander through Owatonna's historic downtown to peruse local stores like Kristi’s Boutique, Urban Loft, Sterling Home, Bellebrooke Boutique, and Lily and Rose Boutique. For a getaway weekend with just the two of you, visit local breweries and wineries like Mineral Springs Brewery, Indian Island Winery, Crooked Pint Ale House, and 10,000 Drops Craft Distillers.
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