CASE Institute Weekend Activity Options

Southern Minnesota Possibilities: (DEC = Dairy Education Center)

  • Farm America outside (Waseca – About a half hour east of Mankato) Agriculture Interpretive Center; 1800’s farm, sod house on Prairie, 1920’s Farm, 1960’s Operation, Beautiful Interpretive Center. Could be in conjunction with the Waseca County Fair – it is on the way.
  • Indian Island Winery (Janesville – about 1 hour south of DEC) 12 Acres of vines, newly opened winery, serve meals – Elk Burgers and Bison Burgers, Chicken Strips and plenty of Award Winning Wines. A great stop after some shopping in Mankato.
  • Morgan Creek Vineyard and Winery (New Ulm – 35 minutes west of DEC) Wine and Brick Oven appetizers – near Cambria, on MN Hwy # 68. Open Saturday 1-4 with special German Fest
  • Shells Brewery (New Ulm – 35 minutes west of DEC)
    They produce beverages (1919 Root beer and many alcoholic beverages)
  • Chankaska Creek Ranch Winery (Saint Peter – South on Highway #22) Vineyard and Winery –
  • Minneopa State Park – South of Mankato, Hwy # 68
  • Mount Kato – Ski and Mountain Bike Course – South of Mankato, Hwy # 66

Shopping Possibilities (Shop till you drop!):

  • Mall of America (Bloomington – about an hour and half north of DEC)
  • River Hills Mall (Mankato – 17 minutes south of DEC). Scheels Sporting Goods, JC Penny’s, Herberger’s Target, Sears, Movie Theater
  • Cabela’s Sports and Hunting Store (Owatonna – 1 ½ hours south east of DEC) Includes great animal displays!
  • MoonDogs – Amateur Baseball in Mankato at Franklin Roger’s Ball Park.