After you have had breakfast and checked out of your hotel, depart for a leisurely walk as you and your guide explore the unique architecture and history of Downtown Owatonna during the Historic Walking Tour
. The district has a total of 75 contributing buildings and one contributing park, which date from 1876 to the late 1950s. This tour highlights five murals, each depicting the history of Owatonna and a local landmark, the Owatonna Power Plant building. Built in 1855, it showcases three original smokestacks behind the iconic red neon lettering. Additions to the building in 2015 have kept with the original style; incorporating the old floors and equipment as it transformed from an energy source to administrative space. It’s lunch on your own and some light shopping in unique gift shops and boutiques for a reminder of your time in Owatonna. Before you say farewell, find a handmade sweet treat to take back with you from one of its nationally known candy stores.
Historic Walking Tour