Activities - there is a lot to see and do!
Make reservations at the Historic Hutchinson House and let us help you make the most of your trip in and around the Faribault area.
Check out the Downtown Mural Tour information sheet click here.
Your hosts at the Historic Hutchinson House can provide a wealth of information on the local area and things to do. For example:
Biking and hiking trails galore! Minnesota State Trails and in-town trails too!
Where are the best restaurants? Only mom & pops here, no chain restaurants!
Water activities your “thing”? Faribault boasts 10 lakes within 10 miles.
Is golf your passion? 8 courses within 10 miles.
Theater, music, scenic drives, etc. are all at your fingertips.
Make reservations at the Historic Hutchinson House and let us help you make the most of your trip. Below are some helpful links to some area web sites.
REGIONAL EVENTS IN 2016
Faribault Heritage Celebration – June 15 -18, 2016
Rice County Fair - July 19-24, 2016
CARV-FEST – August 4-6, 2016
80th Annual Pet Parade - August 2016
Blue Collar BBQ Festival – August 13, 2016
Traveling Wall/Vietnam Memorial - August 31 - September 5, 2016
Music in Nature - September 3, 2016
Taste of Faribault - September 15, 2016
Defeat of Jesse James Days (Northfield) – September 9 - 13, 2016
Downtown Fall Festival - October 8, 2016
Historic Downtown Faribault (Shopping/Restaurants/Entertainment)
Birthplace of the Tilt-A-Whirl
Cabela’s Retail Store (10 minute drive)
Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior (First U.S.Episcopal Cathedral/Tours available)
Cross County Soaring, Inc. (Glider rides!)
Donahue’s Greenhouse (Season opens April 14, 2016)
Faribault Country Club (Public Welcome)
Faribault Woolen Mills (Tours available)
F-Town Brewing Co.
Golf at The Legacy
Mural Art Tour (H3 Exclusive! Beautiful, local historic murals)
Original Town Neighborhood Tour (H3 Exclusive! Architecture dating back to 1850s)
Paradise Center for the Arts (Live Theatre, Concerts, Comedy, Art Gallery)
Pub Crawl (H3 Exclusive!)
Rice County Historical Society
- Alexander Faribault House (www.rchistory.org) and/or (www.faribault.org)
River Bend Nature Center (Walking-Biking (Fat Tire)-Kayak-Cross-country ski)
Stone House Tour (Heritage Days)
The Village Theater (Old-fashioned, family movie theater)
A&W (Drive-In, Eat-In, Drive-Thru and/or Outdoor Patio)
Bashers Bar & Grill (+ Bowling, Outdoor Patio)
Bernie’s Grill (Breakfast and Lunch)
Caribou Coffee (inside Hy-Vee)
The Cheese Cave (Local, cave-aged cheese + retail)
The Coffee Shop and Chocolate Haven
Dairy Queen (Drive-Thru + Outdoor Patio)
Dairy Queen Brazier (Drive-Thru and/or Outdoor Patio)
The Depot Bar & Grill (Outdoor Patio)
El Rancho Market & Restaurant
El Tequila Mexican Restaurant
1st of Thai
Flor de Jalisco
Grampa Al’s (Weekend Live Music)
Gran Plaza Mexican Grill
The Grill at the Legacy
Joe’s Sports Cafe
Lyon’s Meats (Luncheon Deli)
Mizuki Fusion (Japanese & Thai)
Mojoe 2 Go
Joe’s Sports Cafe
Pub 31 (Weekend Live Music)
Signature Bar & Grill (Weekend Live Music)
Winjum’s Shady Acres (On Roberds Lake)
Shattuck – St. Mary’s
St. Olaf College
South Central College
State Academies for the Blind and Deaf
LINKS OF INTEREST
Rice County National Registry of Historic Places (Map)
Explore Minnesota (www.exploreminnesota.com)
Faribault Heritage Preservation Commission (www.faribaulthpc.org)
State of Minnesota (www.dnr.state.mn.us)