POWERING OWATONNA SINCE 1924
Owatonna Public Utilities is a community-owned, not-for-pro t electric, water, and natural gas supplier, created by local residents nearly 100 years ago. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by safely and reliably delivering customer-focused utility services.
Our community is rich in history, but we are a forward-thinking utility. In support of renewable energy, we partner with our customers through our MISSION RENEW wind energy credits program and we are working with our wholesale power provider to become 80 percent carbon-free by 2030. We are committed to conservation and provide a wide variety of CONSERVE & SAVE® rebates for residential and commercial customers who purchase e cient electric, water, and natural gas equipment.
We look forward to participating in the development of innovative power generation and storage technologies so we may continue to provide reliable services for future generations of residents and businesses in Owatonna!
TavernNine restaurant &bar
Welcoming patiowith firepit
VisitingOwatonnawithalarge grouporplanningaparty?Callto setupagrouprentalreservation.
OpendailyJune1-August20 3065St.PaulRoad,Owatonna 507-774-7370
Hello & welcome to Owatonna!
As the mayor and a lifelong resident of Owatonna, I can assure you your time here will be filled with pleasant surprises! For many generations, decisions have been made to preserve natural areas while managing forwardlooking growth to provide the best of all worlds. Whether you’re into history, nature, shopping, arts and entertainment or taking advantage of any of our 35 parks, the athletic facilities or outdoor amenities, you will find Owatonna to be a charming destination. Friendly people, excellent cuisine and a variety of lodging accommodations makes our regional center an ideal spot for an extended vacation, a few days away or even just an afternoon. Be sure to check out Owatonna’s ‘living room’ in our newly renovated, vibrant downtown with walkable streets, outdoor furniture and other amenities. At the crossroads of Highway 14 & Interstate 35 and nestled along the Straight River, our hidden gem of a community is less than an hour from Minneapolis, Rochester & Mankato. We look forward to your visit and hope you enjoy exploring Owatonna!Mayor Thomas Kuntz
STEELE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
507-656-7012 | 111 E Main Street
The classical Romanesque Revival style courthouse was designed by T.D. Allen of Minneapolis and built by Leck and McLeod. Built of Austin red brick set with red mortar, and trimmed with Lake Superior brown stone, the 115 by 86 foot courthouse rises three stories above a full basement. Coupled arches supported by polished granite columns at both the north and south entrances. A large sculpture representing Mercy, Law, and Justice is set in a niche above the north entry.
Scan to watch a video
National Farmers’ Bank
800-423-6466 (Chamber) | 101 N Cedar Ave
The National Farmers’ Bank is one of the 25 National Historic Landmarks in Minnesota and added to the “11 Can’t Miss Stops On A Tour Of America’s Hidden Architecture Gems” because of its premiere example of Prairie School Architecture. The bank was designed in the early 1900s by Louis Sullivan who was known as the “father of the skyscraper” and Frank Lloyd Wright’s mentor. Being the first and most famous of Sullivan’s “jewel box” banks, it features gold leaf arches, stained glass windows, 2-ton electroliers, and murals depicting farm life in Steele County. Now an operating Wells Fargo, the bank is located across from Central Park in Historic Downtown. Self-guided and guided group tours.
Steele County History Center & Village of Yesteryear
507-451-1420 | 1700 Austin Road
Experience what life was like in Steele County during the late 19th century at the Village of Yesteryear. The 19-structure village includes an 1868 mansion, historic schoolhouse, general store, log cabins and blacksmith shop. Stop in next door to the Steele County History Center to view rotating exhibits about the history of the region. In July, experience the Extravaganza - an afternoon of music, food, and historic demonstrations in the village. Self-guided and guided group tours.
Take a stroll through time walking on the streets of Historic Downtown Owatonna, a Nationally Registered Historic District. The buildings reflect three significant periods: the last quarter of the nineteenth century, first three decades of the twentieth century, and the period from 1930-1950s. The historic district contains a total of 75 contributing buildings and one contributing park. Use the Historic Walking Tour Brochure as a guide while you explore the unique architecture of downtown. Self-guided and guided group tours.
507-774-7369 | 540 West Hills Circle orphanagemuseum.com
More than 10,000 orphaned, abandoned or abused children were sent to Owatonna between 1886 and 1945 to live at the Minnesota State Public School for dependent and neglected children. The historic campus is now called the West Hills Campus and is home to the Owatonna Arts Center, Little Theatre of Owatonna, City offices and the only known Orphanage Museum in the nation. The museum was founded by a former “State-Schooler” to remember the stories and glimpse into the lives of the children who have called “State School” their home. Explore the Museum, historic Cottage 11, the Children’s Cemetery and take an audio tour. Whether you schedule a guided group tour or choose a self-guided visit, you will find unforgettable history awaiting you.
Self-guided and guided group tours.
The Owatonna Veterans Memorial honoring all the brave men and women who have served our nation in the U.S. Armed Forces is expected to be complete the summer of 2023, and will be located south of the Steele County History Center..
*Rendering of the memorial courtesy of Owatonna Granite and Monument
Owatonna Public Utilities
800-423-6466 (Chamber) | 208 Walnut Ave S Designed by Jacobson & Jacobson, the original municipal power plant was built in 1855 as a steam power plant. Additions to the building have kept the original style of brick with arched windows. The power plant was damaged in 2010 when the Straight River flooded. The 12 feet of water in the building’s basement rendered the generators inoperable. The Owatonna Public Utilities sought to repurpose the building to invest in the preservation and history of the building as it now functions as the headquarters of OPU. Schedule a tour of the building to see the history that remains. Artifacts from the building’s earlier days are integrated throughout the space and the original floor and equipment are incorporated in a way that recalls the historic structure.
Guided group tours.
Get Your Live Music Fix
Enjoy a Minnesota summer evening while you listen to live music at the 11@7 Concert Series on Thursdays in Central Park. Downtown Thursdays has music, food, art and shopping. The Music Space of Owatonna also hosts artists between tour stops in larger cities and venues. See their Facebook page for dates and times. Enjoy a fun family weekend downtown during Gem Days. Have a smokin’ good time sampling award-winning barbecue and listening to live blues bands at Smokin’ in Steele BBQ & Blues Festival. Watch the downtown come alive with music from competitive high school marching bands during the Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival. Check out the weekly schedules at Foremost Brewing Cooperative and Mineral Springs Brewery for live entertainment all year long. Warm up with hot beverages and Christmas carols by the carolers in Central Park after the Lighted Holiday Parade
Check out the newest mural near Blast Soft Serve. The mural project was led by Owatonna Human Rights Commissions to create this mural to promote and reflect Owatonna’s rich cultural diversity. On your stroll through historic downtown, you’ll come across several street murals painted by local artists, depicting Owatonna’s history and heritage. There are five murals to find: the Little Red Schoolhouse Mural and Main Street Mural at Pocket Park, the Owatonna Gateway Mural on the side of Straight River Sports & Fitness, the Fire Hall Mural on historic Fireman’s Hall and Princess Owatonna Mural on the side of Owatonna Shoe. Also look for 10 “mini murals” of owls hidden throughout the 75 historic buildings in downtown.
Little Theatre of Owatonna
507-451-0764 | 5608 Dunnell Drive littletheatreofowatonna.org
The Little Theatre of Owatonna has been bringing culture and entertainment to the community for more than 50 years. Catch one of the 2023 performances Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
507-451-1420 1448, Austin Road SCHSMN.org
History comes to life in Owatonna during Steele County Historical Society’s Extravaganza at the Village of Yesteryear. You will experience what life was truly like in Minnesota during the late 19th century. Celebrate more than 30 years of historical reenactments and demonstrations, hands-on activities, food, music and more historically related family fun!
Owatonna Arts Center
507-451-0533 | 435 Garden View Lane oacarts.org
Since 1974, the Owatonna Arts Center has been a place to discover surprising insights on the world around you and new talents within you. Located in the historic West Hills Campus, the Center’s vitality is experienced in art classes offered for children and adults, exhibitions by regional artists and musical performances. View their calendar events for upcoming shows, classes, and more!
Check out the Owatonna Park Finder map app at Owatonna.gov to find the ideal spot for nearly any outdoor activity!
Conquer the Trails
Runners and cyclists will stay occupied for days on Owatonna’s 17+ multiuse miles of trails. They are also ideal for those who wish to stroll through scenic woodlands in search of wildlife. Kaplan’s Woods Parkway connects Morehouse Park Trail to Kaplan’s Woods where there are 225 acres for hiking and jogging and six miles of mountain bike trails. Connections between the 26th Street Trail, North Straight River Parkway (includes the Lange Woods and Ihlenfeld/Wildung trails), Buxton and Muckle trails wind along the Straight River through several beautiful city parks.
Experience the Water
See the heart of Owatonna from the seat of a kayak on the Straight River. This section of the designated State Water Trail is perfect for an early summer paddle. Pick up a trail guide at the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. Rent a canoe at Rice Lake State Park for an afternoon of exercise and relaxation. Spend the afternoon boating, fishing off the pier, lounging on the beach or paddling around Lake Kohlmier or Lake Chase. Rent a paddleboard, kayak or hydro bike at Lake Kohlmier. Cool off on a hot summer day at River Springs Water Park featuring two water slides, lazy river, lily pad walk,
activity pool, zero depth entry or climbing wall. Grab a snack at the concession stand.
So Many Ways to R&R
Enjoy a round of disc golf with friends at the River Rock Disc Golf Course in Mineral Springs Park. Check out Morehouse Park, Manthey Park or Sid Kinyon Courts at Lincoln School for a friendly game of pickleball, bocce ball, ping pong or bean bags. The whole family can have fun playing mini-golf at Water’s Edge Miniature Golf Course.
Lake Kohlmier Beach and Manthey Park provide playgrounds that are accessible to all.
Life’s a Picnic
Grab a blanket and enjoy a picnic next to the Morehouse Bridge while watching the Straight River meander along.
If you’re looking to catch something, look no further than Steele County! Panfish, bass, even walleyes can be found in Lake Kohlmier, Lake Chase and Beaver Lake. Or, take on the challenge of fishing on the Straight River!
Hit the course
For the passionate or amateur golfer, Owatonna has two 18-hole courses. Brooktree Golf Course, a reasonablypriced, 18-hole championship par-71 public course is nestled along the banks of Maple Creek near the entrance of picturesque Mineral Springs Park. The natural beauty of the course, its surroundings and a welcoming patio with a fire pit truly makes it a great destination to play, relax and enjoy! Check out the Owatonna Country Club, an 18-hole private course with a “call for playing privileges” guest policy. For a 9-hole public par 3 course, play a round at the Havana Hills Golf Course.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 12
Scan to watch video of biking
Owatonna has you covered when it comes to your outfitting needs. Pick up all your outdoor adventure gear at Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter and Straight River Sports & Fitness.
For the camper
Roast your marshmallows under the stars and enjoy the great outdoors! Nestled along the Straight River is Riverview Campground, a Good Sam Park, which includes a heated swimming pool and a miniature golf course. Hope Oak Knoll Campground, also a Good Sam Park, is a quiet and shady place to camp. Relax with a game of horseshoes and Hope Oak Knolls game room. Enjoy seasonal camping under the tall hardwoods at Rice Lake State Park.
The county offers excellent opportunities for bird watching with sightings of more than 200 species recorded. For information on bird watching, contact the MnDNR Area Wildlife Office at 507-455-5841.
507-455-1465 | Ultra Outlet Mall theradzoo.com
Come out and experience the RAD Zoo, home to a diverse collection of reptiles and amphibians. The RAD Zoo features more than 150 kinds of snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodilians and amphibians as well as some beautiful birds and fish. On weekend afternoons, watch the snake and crocodilian feedings. Pet a snake, tortoise or a small alligator or even hold one for a family photo for a small fee.
Relax on the lazy river or join the kids on the climbing wall at the River Springs Water Park. Spend a sunny day building a sandcastle or cooling off in the swimming area at Lake Kohlmier.
Spend the day walking through the wildflowers with the kids at Rice Lake State Park. Take the kids to an outdoor lifestyle class at Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter. While you’re there, check out the local fish aquarium and native and exotic animal display. Get hands-on learning at the Village of Yesteryear and discover rich history at the Orphanage Museum.
For The Movie Lover
Take in a movie and lounge in the heated recliners at Northwoods Cinema 10. Go to the movies on a Tuesday for just $5.50 (all day). Catch an outdoor movie during the summer months in Central Park downtown.
Sit & Sip
Stop in for a beverage or a meal at Tavern Nine at the Brooktree Golf Course. The natural beauty of the course, its scenic surroundings and the welcoming patio with fire pit makes it a great destination to relax with friends.
Outdoor Fun for All
The inclusive playground and Miracle Field at Manthey Park have been thoughtfully designed to provide a safe place for children of all abilities to play together. In this welcoming environment, exclusion barriers are removed providing a “sensory rich” experience accessible to all kids as well as kids at heart! Bring on the family competition with a game of bowling, some arcade games or laser tag at Sparetime Entertainment. Run around the playground at Fairgrounds Park, a local favorite.
Aim for a bullseye at the Archery Range at 711 North Elm Avenue. The ten shooting lanes at different distances and handicap accessible lanes are yet another way to challenge yourself and enjoy Owatonna’s outdoor amenities!
Tail Wagging Fun
Four-legged friends can socialize with others, off-leash, at the Dog Park at Lake Chase, 1915 State Avenue NW.
Bring along your hockey stick and puck for a game of hockey on the Morehouse Rinks. Rent skates at the Chalet, 350 School Street, and meet up with friends in the large warming house. There are skate helpers available to help beginners and food concessions. Enjoy bonfires Saturdays at 5:30 pm, bring s’mores or hotdogs.
Ski and Snowshoe
Winding trails flanked by woodlands and waterways beckon cross-country skiers and snowshoers looking for a winter wonderland adventure on the groomed trails from Morehouse Park to Kaplan’s Woods and Rice Lake State Park. Rent cross-country skis at the Morehouse Chalet or snowshoes at Rice Lake State Park.
The West Hills Complex off State Avenue offers excellent hills for sledding, so grab your friends and family, bundle up and head out for hours of fun.
Have the need for speed? The Steele County Trail System includes 175 miles of groomed snowmobile trails connecting
with five adjoining counties. Check out the trails at Rice Lake State Park for a winter ride in the woods.
Take to the trails with a new twist to an old tradition. Hok Skiing, first introduced in Central Asia, brings the best of both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to the winter playground of Southern Minnesota. Head out to Kaplan’s Woods or the Straight River to climb hills with ease and slide down with grace in groomed and ungroomed conditions. Put on your favorite winter boots and head down to Straight River Sports & Fitness and rent Hok Skis for the whole family!
Why wait until the ground thaws to bike? Check out the seven miles of snowy mountain bike trails at Kaplan’s Woods. Contact Straight River Sports & Fitness for fat bike rentals and local guides.
Owatonna’s winter season warms hearts with fun events like Christmas in the Village, Lighted Holiday Parade and a Candlelight Event at Rice Lake State Park. Owatonna’s Winter Festival Bold & Cold and Winter Weekend Out offers a variety of indoor and outdoor events like a snow sculpture competition, ice skating to music and other fun activities.
Owatonna welcomes adult and youth athletic events. Boasting a wide variety, from field to court, our top-notch facilities are maintained collaboratively with pride by the schools, City Parks & Recreation Department and other organizations. Whether you are planning a tournament or just looking for a place to play, Owatonna offers participants more than just a game with exceptional lodging accommodations and engaging attractions.
Contact the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, 800-423-6466, for facility details and contact information.
8 Full Sized Courts
4 Full Size Fields
5 Full Size Fields (ages 12-13)
2 Small Size Fields (ages 9-11)
7 Full Size Fields
5 Medium Fields (ages 9-11)
7 Small Fields (ages 5-8)
12 Full Size Fields
2 Small Fields
1 Running Track
8 Miles/Owatonna Parks
2 Youth SWIMMING
1 Olympic Pool
1 Outdoor Pool
1 Small Recreational Pool
1 18-Lane Bowling Center
14 Outdoor Tennis Courts
6 Indoor Tennis Courts
1 9-Hole Golf Course
2 18-Hole Golf Courses
SKATING & HOCKEY
2 Outdoor Skating Complex
2 Indoor Hockey Arenas
1 Inclusive Playground
1 Miracle League Field
1 Outdoor Bike/Skate Park
18 Horseshoe Courts
6 Outdoor Pickleball Courts
1 Outdoor Water Park (1 Lazy River & 2 Waterslides)
10 Shooting Lane Archery Range
1 9-Hole Disc Golf
1 Bocce Ball Court
1 Outdoor Ping Pong Table
2 Outdoor Bean Bag Boards
Additional facilities include water recreation, trails, curling, fitness, grandstand, horse arena and sand volleyball courts.
2 Full Sized Baseball Fields
2 Full sized Softball Fields (1 artificial turf, one grass)
2 Multi-purpose artificial turf fields
3 Multi-purpose grass practice fields
1 Stadium Field
4 Full sized indoor courts
4 lane raised indoor walking track
(Outdoor fields will be available for use summer 2024; Indoor courts and walking track available fall of 2023)
Kaplan’s Woods Parkway: Top 10 MN
- Explore Minnesota
Surrounding Lake Kohlmier, the Kaplan’s Woods Recreation Area provides passive and active nature adventures. Its woodlands, river, lake, hiking trails, beach, boat access, fishing pier are an ideal way to spend a day.
The City Parks and Recreation Department is committed to maintaining excellent facilities and offering great experiences of many types in parks and on trails. Visit owatonna.gov and search for “Park Finder”.
The City of Owatonna maintains 860plus acres of parkland in 35 parks and 17-plus miles of trails with a variety of year ‘round outdoor activities that encourage people to connect with nature and one another. Owatonna has recreation and open space along its scenic waterways throughout the city.
In the heart of downtown Owatonna, Central Park and its bandshell is home to year ‘round events. Visit the park for live music, shop for locally grown food and handmade crafts at the farmers’ market or check out the iconic, historic architecture of the fountain.
Dartts Park features tennis and basketball courts, a baseball field with spectator seating, utility field, horseshoes, two pavilions, a playground and more. This park offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and some friendly competition.
Pick a park based on whatever you want to do!
Owatonna’s picturesque parks are a perfect setting for a birthday party, wedding, reunion or other private event. Outdoor spaces for up to 192 guests; indoor spaces for up to 120 guests. The recently remodeled Clubhouse at Brooktree Golf Course has on-site catering. For information about reserving private event space, call Owatonna Parks and Recreation at 507-444-4321 or visit Owatonna.gov.
The perfect destination for a celebration or family get-together and nestled between Main and Rice Lake Streets, Jaycee Park features a picnic shelter, sand volleyball court, ballfields and play equipment.
Manthey Park has hosted many gatherings and guests over the years. With two picnic shelters, tennis and basketball courts, softball and baseball fields, hiking trails, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court and a large
open grassy area, plan to spend some quality time at this park. Check out the innovative inclusive playground and Miracle Field.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17
Mineral Springs Park
A charming must-see, Mineral Springs Park is home to the historic Princess Owatonna statue and her legend. Known for its fountain with healing mineral spring water, the park features a picnic shelter for family outings and a disc golf course.
Bask in the beauty of the Straight River at Morehouse Park. Featuring the Warsinski Chalet, a picnic shelter, play equipment, horseshoe pits, softball field and skate park. Drop in a fishing line or take a walk on the Kaplan’s Woods Parkway. Wintertime activities include skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Kaplan’s Woods Recreational Area
Mineral Springs Park
Community Athletic Complexes:
Owatonna Soccer Complex at Lincoln
Daikin Soccer Complex
Maple Creek Park
Walter H. Gainey Park
Cashman Park (undeveloped)
North Bluff Park
Sid Kinyon Courts
Brooktree Golf Course
Lake Chase Park
River Springs Water Park
West Hills Campus
Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve
Located along I-35, the Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve’s 58-plus acres showcase southern Minnesota’s native prairielands. Stroll through the rolling hills in search of wildlife or wildflowers.
Bold & Cold Winter Festival & Winter Weekend Out
January 26-28, 2024
Owatonna’s Bold & Cold Winter Festival and Winter Weekend Out activities are packed with indoor and outdoor events including a snow sculpture competition, log rolling, ice skating to music and other fun activities.
North American Farm and Power Show
March 16-18, 2023
Held at the Four Seasons in Owatonna for the past 20 years. This is a great show for farmers and families alike. tradexpos.com
KOWZ & KRUE Home & Recreation Show
March 24-26, 2023
Stop by the Four Seasons for all of your home and recreation needs! www.kowzfm.com
Farmers Market in Central Park
Saturdays May-October | 7am-12pm
Stop by Central Park every Saturday during the summer to pick up fresh vegetables, flowers and fun hand-crafted items from more than 80 vendors.
Corky’s Early Bird Softball Tournament
May 5-7, 2023
This slow-pitch softball tournament is one of the largest and most competitive men’s softball tournaments in the country. Held at the Steele County Fairgrounds Softball Complex and various fields throughout Owatonna and Faribault.
Rustic Mamas’ Market Summer Craft Show
May 6, 2023 | Early bird shopping
A weekend of new local makers, artisan and craft vendors inside the Four Seasons Building. Grab your bestie and spend the day shopping while enjoying an adult beverage and music. There will be food trucks on site.
11@7 Concert Series
Every Thursday June 1-August 10 Enjoy the wide variety of musical groups that perform throughout the summer on Thursdays at 7pm in Central Park.
June 1, July 6, August 3 and September 7
The night market is returning to historic Downtown Owatonna with music, food, shopping and art. owatonna.org
Smokin’ in Steele
June 2-3, 2023
A smokin’ good time! Kansas City Sanctioned BBQ Competition and Live Blues benefits the local chapter of the Special Olympics. smokininsteele.com
CONTINUED ON PAGE 22
Owatonna Motor Company Summer Series - Cutting Horse Competitions
May 19-21, June 9-11,
June 16-18 (NCHA Days)
Enjoy this modern equestrian competition, where a horse and rider is required to separate a single cow from a herd of cattle. The cutting horse has its roots in the historic cattle ranching industry, where horses with specialized cattle-handling skills were crucial for the work of the cowboy.
June 16, 2023
Celebrate African American history, culture and progress at Alliance for Greater Equity’s Juneteenth Celebration with live music, food and games.
Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival
June 17, 2023
This festival showcases competitive high school marching bands and pays homage to the vision and work of the founder of Wenger Co., Harry Wenger. www.owatonnabandfestival.com
Gem Days & Summer Weekend Out
July 20-23, 2023
Celebrate Owatonna’s natural features, beautiful buildings, history, legends, art, music, food and drink, local shopping, attractions and entertainment. The City commemorates National Parks & Recreation Month with free activities including a movie in the park, boat rentals at Lake Kohlmier and much more!
Extravaganza at the Village of Yesteryear
July 9, 2023
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of music,
food, historic demonstrations, antique tractor show and more during this family day of historically related fun. All buildings at the Village of Yesteryear will be open to visit. schsmn.org
Steele County Free Fair
August 15-20, 2023
Don’t miss Owatonna’s signature event – the largest county fair in the state of Minnesota! The fair offers a wide variety of events and attractions and admission is free!
September 8-17, 2023
Owatonna joins Welcoming America, a nonprofit organization leading a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by
ensuring everyone belongs, in this annual celebration to bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of creating welcoming and inclusive places in the community. A Welcome Walk and exhibitor fair, speakers and exhibits are part of this informative and engaging event.
Rustic Mama’s Fall Craft Show
September 16, 2023
Comfy, cozy, spicy, pretty, yummy….all things fall/winter can be found inside. There will be food trucks and, of course, hand-picked talent from area vendors. Grab that flannel, your crew and come say hey!
September & October
Celebrate with Mineral Springs Brewery as they kick off the season September 22 & 23 under the big-top tent with games, competitions, music and entertainment, food and specialty brews highlighting the traditions of the German Heritage. Dig out your lederhosen and dirndls, grab your steins and get ready for Oktoberfest! Foremost Brewing Cooperative continues Oktoberfest highlighting specialty brews and music into October.
Lighted Holiday Parade
November 30, 2023
A chance to bundle up and head to Owatonna’s renovated historic downtown for an illuminating experience showcasing dozens of floats. Starts at 6 pm and ends with Santa’s arrival, Owatonna High School Carolers, a tree-lighting and hot cider in Central Park.
Hometown Holiday Weekend
December 1-3, 2023
A weekend full of special events, music, plus plenty of opportunities to shop local. Stop by Christmas in the Village.
• Travel back in time on the self-guided Historic Walking Tour
• Grab a cold beverage at Tavern Nine at Brooktree Golf Course and meet up with friends on the patio
• Catch the fall colors at Kaplan’s Woods
• Discover local talent at the 11@7 Concert Series in Central Park
• Snap a selfie with the Princess Owatonna statue at Mineral Springs Park
• Lear n about the history of abandoned children from around the state with the audio tour at the Orphanage Museum
• Get out and take a jog or stroll on the trails
• Build a sandcastle at Lake Kohlmier beach
Rent a Scooter
Scooters are available to rent at various locations. Scooter operators must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license. Go to How to Bird on the www.bird.co website for details on how to download the app and how to rent and how to operate a scooter.
• Bring the kids to Owatonna Public Library’s Play Spot in Children’s Services
• Be inspired by exhibits at the Owatonna Arts Center
• Wander through the National Far mers’ Bank and soak up its beauty
• Cruise over to the Eagles Club for Thursday Night Cruise-in classic car show
• Ice skate on the Straight River
• Go on a scavenger hunt with the family to find all of Owatonna’s downtown murals
• Walk through the lower level of the newly renovated Owatonna Public Utilities building
• Shop locally-made and sourced goods at one of Owatonna’s Farmers’ Markets
• Catch the daily Lumberjack Show at the Steele County Free Fair in August
• Go birding at a local park
• Check out a tradeshow at the Four Seasons Centre (rabbits, tractors, and more!)
• Take a picture of the beautiful Zamboni building downtown
• Hop on your mountain bike and explore the Kaplan’s Woods trails
• Walk on the hexagonal stones in front of the Bennett House (Dr. Bennett, founder of National Far mers’ Bank, was among the first in Owatonna to install cement sidewalks)
• Relax on a bench surrounded by historic buildings at the Village of Yesteryear
• Check out the exotic taxider my animals at Cabela’s
• Play a round of disc golf at Mineral Springs Park
• Snap a shot of the airplane display outside the Owatonna Degner Regional Airport
• Kayak the Straight River, a State Water Trail
• Relax by the fireplace with a magazine or newspaper in the Owatonna Public Library Reading Room
• Enjoy music, food, art and shopping on a summer evening at Downtown Thursdays and the 11@7 Concert in Central Park
• Relax under the stars and watch a movie in Central Park
• Brave the cold and watch floats decorated for the holiday season drive by in the Lighted Holiday Parade
• Drink legendary healing water at Mineral Springs Park
Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter
Get ready for your outdoor adventure at one of the largest fishing, hunting and outdoor retail stores in the Midwest. While you’re shopping at Cabela’s, take in the 100 game mounts, museum-quality dioramas, three aquariums and outdoor lifestyle classes. Just down the road, pick up chocolate, brittle and unique gifts, caramels and ice cream at Russell Stover Chocolates.
Gifts and Antiques
Find the perfect gift at Southern Minnesota’s largest gift store, Country Goods. Spend the afternoon browsing the shelves for antique goods at Uncle Tom’s Antiques.
Historic Downtown Shopping District
Spend the afternoon exploring local shops and boutiques in downtown Owatonna. From a bookstore to boutiques, to florists and home décor, you will find unique items for every style. Turn to page 28 for more information about what you will find in Historic Downtown.
Ultra Outlets Medford
Find great deals everyday at the Medford Ultra Outlets. Shop at great stores like Carter’s, Old Navy, Bath and Body Works, Eddie Bauer, Maurices, J. Jules and other retail stores at outlet prices.
From large outlet stores to small boutiques, Owatonna has shopping opportunities for everyone.
We want to see how you spend your time in Owatonna!
Share your photo using #visitowatonna
Owatonna’s historic downtown shopping district is the spot for discovering local finds. Graif Clothing has everything from the finest in classic to contemporary men’s and women’s clothing. With a wide range of shoes for the entire family, find your look at Owatonna Shoe. Discover home décor and the perfect gift at Central Park Framing and Finds or Urban Loft. Visit Kottke Jewelers, offering stunning necklaces and rings
in Owatonna for over 100 years. Find clothes that fit your style at Krazy Bling and Bellebrook Boutique. Find great reads and friendly service at Little Professor Book Center. Stop and smell one-of-a-kind floral arrangements at Klecker’s Kreations and Cedar Floral. Find the right formal wear at family-owned boutique Dream Day Bridals by Marcia. Check out Lilly & Rose and Hidden Rose boutiques. Browse through classic vinyl musical treasures while sipping on craft sodas at The Music Space of Owatonna. Take care of all your musical instrument needs at Tone Music. If you are into outdoor sports, stop by Straight River Sports for equipment and rentals.
Start your day in downtown right with a latte and gourmet breakfast options at Central Park Coffee. Or, for a more “just like mom used to make” breakfast, stop at The Kitchen. After a few hours of strolling around, pick up your favorite bagel sandwich at OTB Cafe or pop in at A Taste of The Big Apple serving a variety of pizza, pasta, and sub sandwiches. There are
plenty of options for your dinner meal in downtown. Eat a Colosseum pizza at Nick’s Pizza Palace or discover sushi options at Mizuki Fusion. Try pupusas at Pupusaria La Paz or check out our new downtown restaurant Roma’s Italian Eatery expected to open spring/summer of 2023. Don’t forget dessert! Try a sweet, handcrafted treat at Costas Candies or Curly Girlz Candy. Round off your day with a Raspberry Truffle Martini at Torey’s Restaurant & Bar, a craft beer at Mineral Springs Brewery or Foremost Brewing Cooperative, or your favorite drink at one of the bars or pubs downtown.
Stroll Back In Time.
Past and present come together in Owatonna. Take a walk through downtown using the historic walking tour brochure. With this brochure, you will explore the unique architecture and history of downtown. Find the brochure at the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism or at local businesses. For guided tours of historic downtown, call 800-423-6466.
Food for Every Mood
Get your fill at one of Owatonna’s local favorites. You can find El Salvadorian pupusas, homemade sandwiches, tasty hand tossed pizza, Italian cuisine, amazing Mexican dishes, salads and soups and even sushi options! Owatonna has food for whatever you’re in the mood for.
Once you sit down at one of Owatonna’s coffee shops, you’ll start to feel just how charming and friendly our community is. Start your morning right with your favorite drink and gourmet waffles in the heart of downtown at Central Park Coffee. Make sure you don’t miss the friendly homestyle café, OTB Cafe. They were named, “Minnesota’s Best Bagel Shop” by WCCO News and partners with our local coffee roaster, Straight River Coffee for fresh brewed coffee. Give one of their popular and delicious breakfast or lunch sandwiches a try!
Wind down after a day on the trails at a local watering hole. Make it a margarita night with friends at one of the Mexican restaurants. Sing Karaoke with a round of drinks at Wing’s Tavern & Grille. Enjoy a Raspberry True Martini or a glass of wine at Torey’s Restaurant & Bar. Sit on the patio and enjoy a local craft beer at Mineral Springs Brewery located right on the Straight River or Foremost Brewing Cooperative downtown.
And For Dessert
Owatonna has an abundance of desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. Taste delicious
homemade pies with flavors like lemon meringue and chocolate cream at The Kernel Restaurant. Pick up a variety of gourmet caramel apples, handmade fudge, Simply Perfect Ice Cream Sundaes and famous chocolates at Russell Stover Candies. Take a downtown dessert tour and try handmade candies. Costas Candies has been making handdipped and rolled candies over 100 years. Try Curly Girlz Candy’s line of Keto Candy with a plantbased sweetener so you can indulge without any guilt. Also try their handcrafted traditional candies made with love.Mineral Springs Brewery The Kernal
Start your meeting planning with the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism! We’ll help with site visits, room blocks, welcome bags, customized tour itineraries and more. Here are five reasons why Owatonna is the perfect location for your next meeting or convention:
1. It’s just so charming
Sometimes you just want to get away from the big city and relax. Owatonna is the epitome of charm with its historic downtown, parks and boutiques. Your group will love exploring Owatonna in their down time.
2. It’s convenient
Owatonna is located one hour south of downtown Minneapolis at the intersection of I-35 and Highway 14. We are also home to Owatonna Degner Regional Airport.
3. The venues are affordable
Our meeting spaces are affordable and high quality. We have large venues ideal for mid-sized meetings and unique venues like Cabela’s and the Steele County History Center. We are also home to the Steele County Fairgrounds, and the Four Seasons Center – a 50,000 square foot space ideal for trade shows.
4. Lodging is plentiful
Owatonna is home to 10 lodging properties which have a total of 651 rooms to choose from. Seven of our properties have meeting spaces. See page 38 and 39 for details on lodging.
5. It’s fun!
Every good meeting needs a little bit of fun. Owatonna is home to SpareTime Entertainment where your group can play laser tag, go bowling, or hang out in the arcade or restaurant. We have two 18 hole golf courses. We are happy to set up group tours at our attractions!
Baymont by Wyndham Owatonna
245 Florence Avenue Exit 41, I-35 & W Bridge St. 507-455-1142 | F: 507-444-0545
Located off I-35. Meeting space for up to 100 pp, pool & spa, game area, elevator, pet friendly, market, fitness center, complimentary hot breakfast, Pub 41 serving beer and wine.
Best Budget Inn
1180 W Frontage Road
Exit 42B, I-35 & Hwy 14W 507-451-0776 | F: 507-451-9508
Located right off of I-35 Best Budget Inns amenities include 75 cable channels – free HBO/ ESPN/CNN, kitchenettes, fax service, and data port phones.
Owatonna Near Medical Center
2345 43rd Street NW Exit 45, I-35 by Cabela’s 507-444-0818 | F: 507-444-0038
Next door to Cabela’s. Includes complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool/spa/fitness center, free wireless internet, and meeting space. 100% smoke free.
Courtyard by Marriott
225 North Cedar Avenue
The Courtyard by Marriott is the perfect place to meet, mingle and eat. Located on Cedar Ave Offering 106 state-of-the-art guest rooms and suites, fitness center, indoor pool and bistro.
Country Inn & Suites
130 Allan Avenue SW Exit 41, I-35 & W Bridge St. 507-455-9295 | 800-333-3333
Located off I-35, Country Inn & Suites offers pool, free wireless internet, micro/ fridge in all guest rooms, and a complimentary hot breakfast.
745 State Avenue Exit 42, I-35 to State Ave. 507-451-8712 | 888-233-2688
Great service and award winning clean rooms with free WiFi.
Motel 6 - Studio 6
2365 43rd Street NW 507-446-8900
Free WiFi, pets allowed, restaurants nearby, free local calls, kids stay free, free coffee, accessible rooms, vending machines, near medical center.
1418 S Oak Avenue Exit 40, I-35, N on Cedar Ave. 507-451-5480 | 507-451-0893
Located across from the Steele County Fairgrounds. Free HBO, kitchenettes, whirlpool suites, at door parking, and free wireless internet.
150 St. John Drive NW Exit 41, I-35 & Bridge Street 507-446-0228
Free HBO, free WiFi, Free hot breakfast, fitness center, 100% smoke free, pet friendly, free local calls, late check-out available.
Super 8 Hotel
1150 W Frontage Road Exit 42B, I-35 & Hwy 14 507-451-0380 | 800-800-8000
Clean and affordable, Super 8 Hotel offers free HBO/ESPN, fax/copy service, continental breakfast and free high speed internet access, fridge & microwave.
PLANNED GROUP TOURS
Spend a full day with your group on the Step Back in Time tour. Your tour will feature the Orphanage Museum, Village of Yesteryear, Steele County History Center, and National Farmers’ Bank. Morning or afternoon coffee/snack and lunch is included in this complete package. We look forward to hearing from you! One call 800-423-6466
DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF OWATONNA
Keep the destination a surprise while adding excitement into your tour. Let us know your desired dates, attractions and activities and we will help put together a custom itinerary!
Take a look at our Mystery Tour Brochure for trip ideas.
Book your Mystery Tour! 800-423-6466
“Visit Owatonna” invites your group to visit the heart of Southern Minnesota. Explore the world of State Schoolers, Louis Sullivan architecture and early Minnesota history. Enjoy outdoor adventures, local and international “foodie” experiences, shopping and much more.
Step Back in Time:
• Complimentary tour & lunch for bus driver & tour coordinator
• FREE welcome bags
• Can accommodate groups ranging from 10-60 people per day
• Please allow six hours for tours and lunch
• Optional happy hour at the beautiful history center
• Tour may be customized to fit your needs
• Complete itinerary details can be found at visitowatonna.org
• ADA accessible
With so many things to do in Owatonna, it’s hard to see them all in one day. We are happy to reach out to our local lodging properties to secure room blocks for your group.
Group Tours Available For:
• Foremost Brewing Cooperative
• Historic Walking Tour
• National Farmers’ Bank
• Orphanage Museum
• Owatonna Arts Center
• Owatonna Public Utilities
• Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo
• Mineral Springs Brewery
• Steele County History Center
• Village of Yesteryear
• Little Theatre of Owatonna
Book your next group tour in Owatonna!
Hope Oak Knoll Campground
9545 County Rd 3, Owatonna
Rice Lake State Park
8485 Rose St, Owatonna
River View Campground
2554 28th St SW, Owatonna
Camping World of Owatonna
(And Dump Station)
3627 N County Rd 45, Owatonna
Owatonna RV Services
1951 SE 38th St, Owatonna
RV Dump Station
1150 Industrial Rd, Owatonna
RV Dump Station
(At Cabela’s, seasonal)
3900 Cabela’s Dr NW, Owatonna
THINGS TO DO
Little Theatre of Owatonna
560A Dunnell Dr, Owatonna
Minnesota State Public School
540 West Hills Cir, Owatonna
National Farmers’ Bank of Owatonna
(Operating as Wells Fargo)
800-423-6466 (Owatonna Area
Chamber Of Commerce & Tourismcall for tours)
101 N Cedar Ave, Owatonna
Northwoods Cinema 10
300 Allan Ave, Owatonna
Owatonna Arts Center
435 Garden View Ln, Owatonna
Owatonna RAD Zoo
(Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo)
6750 W Frontage Rd, Medford
Rice Lake State Park
8485 Rose St, Owatonna
River Springs Water Park
3065 St. Paul Rd, Owatonna
333 18th St SE, Owatonna
Steele County History Center
1700 Austin Rd, Owatonna
Village of Yesteryear
1448 Austin Rd, Owatonna
Waters Edge Mini Golf (Seasonal)
175 Landmark Dr NE, Owatonna
ANTIQUES & GIFTS
C-11 Gift Shop
540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna 507-774-7369
Central Park Framing & Finds
110 W Broadway Street, Owatonna
4515 NW 22nd Avenue, Owatonna
Country Junction Gift Shop
(Steele County History Center)
1700 Austin Rd, Owatonna 507-451-1420
303 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-382-5486
Uncle Tom’s Antique Mall 2746 Hoffman Drive NW, Owatonna 507-451-2254
Kohl’s 1450 NW 21st Avenue, Owatonna
Target 301 Park Drive, Owatonna 507-451-1882
1130 W Frontage Road, Owatonna 507-455-0049
118 N. Oak Avenue, Owatonna 507-413-0045
Dream Day Bridal 315 N Cedar Ave, Owatonna 507- 413-6160
Graif Clothing 202 Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-413-0114
Hidden Rose Boutique 324 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-217-5486
Krazy Bling Boutique 142 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-250-4003
Lilly & Rose Boutique 211 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-413-6444
Owatonna Shoe 121 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-4640
Steele Threads/Spotted Sunflower Boutique 110 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-571-9440
Urban Loft 303 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-382-5486
495 W North Street, Owatonna 507-451-8116
Cedar Floral Design Studio 314 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-7673
Hy-Vee Floral 1620 S Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-0138
302 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-475-4556
Floral Decor 330 E Main Street, Blooming Prairie 507-583-7637
3-Day Mattress 143 W Broadway Street, Owatonna 507-351-3710
Ashley Homestore 6500 Frontage Road W, Medford 507-446-4400
Furniture Mart 6500 W Frontage Road, Medford 507-455-3000
Karl’s TV, Audio, Appliance and Furniture 1287 21st Avenue NW, Owatonna 507-446-9255
Lowe’s Home Improvement 1280 21st Avenue NW, Owatonna 507-446-4900
Manke’s Outdoor Equipment And Appliance 225 W Rose, Owatonna 507-451-2327
Nelson Decorating Center 121 Oakdale Street, Owatonna 507-451-3710
Owatonna Flooring & Mirror
146 W Broadway Street, Owatonna 507-451-1169
Slumberland 2375 Nw 46th Street, Owatonna 507-444-9200
Sorenson’s Appliance & TV- Geneva 415 W. Main Street, Geneva 507-256-7258
Tony’s Flooring 206 Mineral Springs Rd 507-451-2286
Alexander Lumber Company 419 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-7710
Arrow Hardware & Paint 122 W Vine Street, Owatonna 507-451-4966
Lowe’s 1280 NW 21st Avenue, Owatonna
Sherwin-Williams 125 Oakdale Street, Owatonna 507-451-1304
Douglas Diamonds 1100 Frontage Road W, Suite #145, Owatonna 507-413-6305
Kottke Jewelers 115 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-6644
Paffrath Jewelers 685 W Bridge Street, Suite #8 507-451-0301
ULTRA OUTLETSMEDFORD 6750 W Frontage Rd, Medford
Bath & Body Works 507-455-4058
Bella Vita Salon 507-344-5285
Carter’s/Oshkosh B’gosh 507-451-9315
CONTINUED ON PAGE 46
CONTINUED ON PAGE 44
Eddie Bauer Outlet
Famous Footwear Outlet
Happy Tails Pet Store
Off Like a Kite Consignment 507-451-1974
Old Navy Outlet 507-451-0316
RAD Zoo 507-455-1465
Jack’s Nursery And Landscaping
Nagel Sod Farm And Nursery
6200 W Frontage Road, Medford 507-451-9605
Souba Greenhouse & Garden Center Old U.S. Highway 14, Owatonna 507-451-1444
Turtle Creek Nursery and Landscaping 2449 E Rose Street, Owatonna 507-214-8733
Unique Finds (at Communty Pathways of Steele County, Inc) 155 Oakdale Street, Owatonna 507-4552991
Northwest Trappers Supply Inc.
4704 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-7607
Fresh Cafe 130 E Vine Street, Owatonna 507-668-0075
Haberman’s Picture Framing 208 Mineral Springs Road, Owatonna 507-451-6565
Happy Tails Pet Store 6750 W Frontage Rd, Medford 507-451-1458
306 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna
Irish Eyes Studio
320 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna
Let’s Ride Boots and Apparel
4755 W Frontage Road, Owatonna
Lion’s Den Adult Boutique
1164 Frontage Road W, Owatonna
117 N Cedar, Owatonna 507-412-9476
Midnight Sun Spas
2350 43Rd Street Nw, Suite #103, Owatonna 507-214-7727
Owatonna Grocery & Gourmet 114 W Broadway Street, Owatonna 507-413-0133
Pets & Fish 116 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-28225
Salvation Army Thrift Store
1810 S Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-455-2023
Southern Sota Wellness 216 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-461-0890
Straight River Coffee 435 26th St NE Suite B, Owatonna 507-413-0814
Straight River Rug Hooking 104 W Park Square, Owatonna 507-413-0130
Thee Dragon’s Lair Tattoos 1154 S Oak Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-8441
The Music Space of Owatonna 216 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-390-4079
Tone Music 114 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-5196
Tri M Graphics 625 E Main Street, Owatonna 507-451-3920
Cabela’s 3900 Cabela Drive Nw, Owatonna 507-451-4545
Court Sports & More 1414 S Oak Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-0567
Mills Fleet Farm
2121 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-455-1088
Straight River Sports & Fitness 221 Walnut Street, Owatonna 507-451-1666
WHERE TO EAT
BAGEL SHOP OTB Cafe 207 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-3193
SWEET TOOTH Costas Candies
112 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-9050
Culver’s 1140 Frontage Road W, Owatonna 507-455-2000
Curly Girlz Candy 121 W Main Street, Suite A, Owatonna 507-451-3396
Communitypathways isanon-profitfoodshelfandthriftstorededicatedtobringing much-neededresourcesandsupporttoSteeleCounty’sfamiliesandsurroundingareas. Our Marketplace offersaonce-a-weekshoppingexperienceforregisteredmembers thatemphasizeschoiceanddignity.
UniqueFinds thriftstoreisopentoeveryoneregardlessoflifecircumstances,incomeor qualificationrequirements.
670 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-451-8398
Russell Stover Candies
4500 W Frontage Road, Owatonna 507-451-9127
The Blast Soft Serve (seasonal)
206 W Rose Street, Owatonna 507-455-2898
The S’Cream (seasonal)
301 S Oak Avenue, Owatonna 507-214-3224
Caribou Coffee 2350 43rd Street NW #105, Owatonna 507-451-9589
Caribou Coffee Cabin (Drive Thru) 621 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-414-5477
Central Park Coffee 113 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-4242
Scooters Coffee Drive-Thru Coming Spring of 2023 Corner of 18th Street and Cedar Aveneue, Owatonna
Starbucks 641 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-413-0248
Starbucks - Hy-Vee 1620 S Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-0138
Starbucks – Target 301 Park Drive, Owatonna 507-455-3624
STEELE COUNTY SIGNATURES American Legion Post #77 137 W Broadway Street, Owatonna 507-451-6080
Applebee’s 690 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-451-0006
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 1100 W Frontage Road, Owatonna 507-455-2700
Costas Candies 112 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-9050
Eagles Aerie #1791 141 E Rose Street, Owatonna 507-451-3846
Elks Lodge #1395 126 E Vine Street, Owatonna 507-451-1395
El Loro 4255 Frontage Road W, Owatonna 507-214-1888
Famous Dave’s Barbecue 4355 W Frontage Road, Owatonna 507-451-4008
George’s of Geneva 116 N Central Avenue, Geneva 507-256-4501
Knights of Columbus 820 S Elm Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-6103
Lava Burgers & Wings 369 SE 18th Street, Owatonna 507-413-8444
Olivia’s Family Restaurant 1160 Frontage Road W, Owatonna 507-444-4000
Owatonna Country Club 1991 Lemond Road, Owatonna 507-451-6120
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 1200 W Frontage Road, Owatonna 507-451-6831
Pupuseria La Paz 153 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-214-1236
Roma’s Italian Eatery
Coming Spring of 2023
203 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna
Smokin Silverback Restaurant
1832 South Cedar Avenue, Owatonna
333 18th Street SE, Owatonna
1369 Cherry Street, Owatonna 507-444-2467
The Kernel Restaurant
1101 Hoffman Drive NW, Owatonna
The Kitchen 329 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna
Timber Lodge Steakhouse 4455 W Frontage Road, Owatonna 507-444-0303
Torey’s Restaurant & Bar 208 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna
VFW Post #3723
135 Oakdale Street, Owatonna 507-451-1001
Wagner’s Lunch 222 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-0931
Wings Tavern and Grill
1805 S Elm Avenue, Owatonna 507-444-9335
Arby’s 136 Allan Avenue, Owatonna 507-444-0416
Burger King 735 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-455-9700
Culver’s 1140 Frontage Road W, Owatonna 507-455-2000
Dairy Queen 670 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-451-8398
Dairy Queen 317 Highway Avenue S, Blooming Prairie 507-583-2296
Gilbertos Mexican Taco Shop 1232 S Oak Avenue, Owatonna 507-413-0903
Hardee’s 1120 Hoffman Drive NW, Owatonna 507-451-1766
Jersey Mike’s (opening spring/summer 2023) 1045 W. Frontage Road, Owatonna
Jimmy John’s 670 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-413-0999
KFC 135 Allan Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-7056
McDonald’s 1105 W Frontage Road, Owatonna 507-451-3075
McDonald’s 6874 W Frontage Road, Medford 507-451-1055
Panda Express 1115 W Frontage Road, Owatonna 507-451-3267
Subway 653 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-451-6842
Subway 312 N Oak Street, Owatonna 507-451-6062
Taco Bell 681 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-444-0242
Taco John’s 1839 S Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-2023
Wendy’s 2290 NW 46th Street, Owatonna 507-451-7403
Asian Kitchen 641 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-446-8800
East Wind Buffet 1015 W Frontage Road, Owatonna 507-451-9666
Hy-Vee Chinese 1620 S Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-0138
Mizuki Fusion 119 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-214-3131
Don Juan Cantina and Grill 1045 W Frontage Road, Owatonna 507-413-0787
El Loro 4255 Frontage Road W, Owatonna 507-214-1888
El Tequila 1830 S Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-444-9490
Grace’s Tex-Mex 1170 NW 12th Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-1908
Plaza Morena Campestre Grill 160 NE 26th Street, Owatonna 507-413-0819
Red and Green Burrito 641 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-413-6488
A Taste of the Big Apple 104 W Broadway Street, Owatonna 507-455-3633
Casey’s 590 State Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-4168
475 SE 18th Street, Owatonna 507-446-8391
Casey’s 101 Riverview Court, Medford 507-451-1487
Domino’s Pizza 221 Mineral Springs Road, Owatonna 507-451-3030
Godfather’s Pizza 116 Oakdale Street, Owatonna 507-455-1470
Hy-Vee Pizza Shoppe 1620 S Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-0138
Nick’s Pizza Palace 326 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-455-1530
Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n Bake 641 W Bridge Street, Owatonna 507-455-3700
Pizza Hut (Carry-out/Delivery) 105 S Oak, Owatonna 507-451-3336
142 W Broadway Street, Owatonna 507-446-9990
Cash Wise Liquor 495 W North Street, Owatonna 507-451-7220
Fareway Spirits & More 831 S Oak Ave., Owatonna 507-451-1550
Firehouse Liquor 120 NW 26th Street, Owatonna 507-214-2337
Hi-Way Liquor 1180 W Frontage Road, Owatonna 507-451-0776
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 1620 S Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-0138
J-B Liquor 202 S Oak Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-5491
Kwik Trip Liquor Store 410 Hoffman Drive NW, Owatonna 507-451-1268
Cash Wise Foods 495 W North Street, Owatonna 507-451-7220
Fareway Meat & Grocery 831 S Oak Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-4550
Grandpa’s Old Home Meats 109 S Main Street, Medford 507-4455-2222
Hy-Vee Food Store 1620 S Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-0138
LOCAL WATERING HOLES BREWERIES
Mineral Springs Brewery 111 N Walnut Avenue, Owatonna 507-413-6281
Foremost Brewing Cooperative 131 W Broadway Street, Owatonna 507-213-3462
Bridge Street Tavern
137 W Bridge Street, Owatonna
212 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna
Just One More 149 W Bridge Street, Owatonna
220 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna 507-413-6802
Compcare Occupational Medicine & Urgent Care
1232 S Oak Avenue, Owatonna 651-508-0936
Mayo Clinic Health System and Express Care
2200 NW 26th Street, Owatonna 507-451-1120
Owatonna Hospital and Emergency Care
2250 NW 26th Street, Owatonna 507-451-3850
• Anytime Fitness
• Owatonna Fitness
• Just About You! Studio
• Crossfit Holdfast
• Snap Fitness
• Owatonna Fitness
• Owatonna Tennis Center at West Hills
• VIBES Owatonna
Owatonna Public Schools
Independent School District 761
• General Information 444-8600
• Superintendent’s Office 444-8601
• Owatonna Alter native Lear ning Center 507-444-8000
• Owatonna High School 444-8800
• Owatonna Middle School 444-8700
• Owatonna Area Learning Center 444-8000
• Lincoln Elementary 444-8100
• McKinley Elementary 444-8200
• Washington Elementary 444-8300
• W ilson Elementary 444-8400
• Community Education 444-7900
• Choice Technical Academy 400-4009
• Eagle Academy (Elementary) 455-3205
• Oak Hills Academy
• Owatonna Christian School 451-3495
• St. Mary’s Elementary School
Riverland Community College –Owatonna Campus 455-5880
800 Havana Rd, Owatonna 507-451-0041
Cedar Kids, Inc 2429 N Cedar Ave, Owatonna 507-444-0601
Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool 2500 7th Ave NE, Owatonna 507-451-6821
Kids Korner Educare Center Inc. 600 Florence Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-0312
Sunshine Tree –Northridge Church 1650 7th Ave NE, Owatonna 507-451-5467
609 Lincoln Avenue S, Owatonna 507-451-8247
Wee Pals 560 Dunnell Dr, Owatonna 507-451-8355
PLACES TO WORSHIP
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
1650 Seventh Ave. NE, Owatonna, 451-5467
1611 Hemlock Ave., Owatonna, 451-8548
First Baptist Church 104 NE First Ave. Blooming Prairie, 583-2673
Grace Baptist Church 265 26th St. NE, Owatonna 451-3494
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Litomysl 9946 24th Ave. SE , Owatonna 583-2784
Sacred Heart Church
810 Cedar Ave.
St. Joseph Church
512 Elm Ave., Owatonna
Christian Family Church
2300 Heritage Place NW
Iglesia Linaje Escogido
2515 Harvest Ln, Owatonna 213-0785
NewLife Community (Office location)
135 West Main St., Owatonna 320-3141
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
220 Cedar Ave. S, Owatonna, 451-5319
Christ Community Covenant Church
540 18th St. SE, Owatonna 451-1032
Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church
1500 18th St. SE, Owatonna 446-5850
Aurora Lutheran Church
6329 SE 38th St., Owatonna 451-2819
Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS)
750 Jeffrey St. S.W., Owatonna 455-2729
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS)
2500 Seventh Ave. NE, Owatonna, 451-4125
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (ELCA)
1909 St. Paul Road, Owatonna 451-4853
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1054 Truman Road, Owatonna 451-2720
St. John Lutheran Church (ELCA)
1301Lincoln Ave., Owatonna
Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)
609 S Lincoln Avenue Owatonna 451-4520
Owatonna Somali American Society Center, St. Paul Road and 12th Street NE, Owatonna, 214-1510
First United Pentecostal Church
230 Locust Ave., Owatonna 446-0472
800 Havana Road, Owatonna 451-1546
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS
Seventh Day Adventist
2373 N.E. Seventh Ave. Owatonna, 451-5761
Owatonna United Methodist Church
815 E. University St., Owatonna, 451-4734
Destiny Christian Church
2515 Harvest Ln NW, Owatonna 254-8514
Elevation North 2002 Austin Road
New Beginnings Church 332 NE 14th St., Owatonna 413-0209
Owatonna Church of Christ
500 Dunnell Drive, Owatonna
123 E Main Street, Owatonna
Victory Christian Church
1380 Rice Lake St., Owatonna
Owatonna Degner Regional Airport
550 Runway ILS, VOR/DME
Minneapolis International Airport
(Daily inter-city service) 858-800-8898
735 Bridge St, Owatonna www.jeffersonlines.com
(Daily Owatonna service)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 507-455-1023
McCabe Motors Car Sales & Vehicle Rental
Owatonna Bus Company 507-451-5262
(Charter bus rental services)
TAXI/ SHUTTLE SERVICES
First Choice Shuttle 866-444-9696
Land to Air Express 888-736-9190
Straight River Taxi 507-573-3457
Animal Medical Center 1840 Hartle Avenue, Owatonna 507-451-4591
Heartland Animal Hospital 220 E Frontage Rd, Owatonna 507-214-7387
Owatonna Veterinary Hospital 1930 S Cedar Avenue, Owatonna
Owatonna Veterinary Services 185 28th Street NE, Owatonna 507-451-0960