Owatonna, in Southeast Minnesota, is a place that some 26,000 people call home.
St. Paul, the state capital, is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Owatonna, while Minneapolis - St. Paul is 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the north.
There’s absolutely no excuse for neglecting your game when holidaying in Owatonna, which boasts some of the most challenging holes in the region. To play golf in a new setting, book a round at Green Lea Golf Course or the equally well equipped Faribault Golf Club.
Get active in the outdoors by visiting the nearby protected preserves, such as River Bend Nature Center or Myre Big Island State Park. These two natural areas are among the best places to check out the local flora and fauna.
It’s impossible to truly understand a place until you know its story; thankfully Owatonna has carefully preserved the Freeborn County Historical Society, one of the area’s more important historic sites. Chat to locals, try to imagine what it was like in times gone by and learn about local history.
While in Owatonna, let the kids loose at Faribault Family Aquatic Center. Don't miss the chance to visit this fun and educational attraction, offering hours worth of entertainment for the young and the young at heart.
Prepare for a few surprises in Owatonna by stepping though the doors of the Story Lady Doll and Toy Museum. Enjoy the atmosphere, ask the staff about the guided tours, grab something from the gift shop or just enjoy the echoes of the past.
An old religious gathering place, one of the most popular of the many heritage sites in the city, is the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour. Visit this heritage site to learn about its history and also to study its design.