Northern Minnesota isn’t the only place to travel in the state this summer. Alyssa Hayes from Minnesota joined me on WJON today. We’ve talked about some southern Minnesota destinations to explore. New Ulm has a number of attractions including Hermann the German. The 102-foot monument features Hermann who helped liberate Germany from Roman rule in AD 9. Other features of New Ulm include the Schells Brewery. Schells is the oldest brewery in Minnesota and the second oldest family brewery in the United States.
Other destinations in southern Minnesota include Minneopa State Park, just outside of Mankato. The park includes 330 acres of land and is home to 1 of the state’s 2 bison herds. Blue Earth is home to the Jolly Green Giant. A 55 foot tall statue of the Jolly Green Giant exists there along with a museum. Speaking of museums, Austin, Minnesota is home to the Spam Museum. There is a gift shop and interactive exhibits to see and participate in. The world’s largest boot is in Red Wing, Minnesota. The boot is 20 feet high. Another destination is the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota. Live eagles can be seen there with a life-size replica of an eagle’s nest.
Alyssa Hayes says southern Minnesota has so many unique destinations and summer festivals to visit. Learn more about these southern Minnesota destinations at exploreminnesota.com. Alyssa Hayes joins me every other Thursday at 8:15 am on WJON.