The Jay C. Hormel Nature Center features over 500 acres of hardwoods, pines, restored prairie, creeks, ponds, and miles of trails. Canoe and ski rentals are available seasonally. The interpretive center provides hands on activities and year round naturalist staff programs.
Established 1853, Incorporated 1856
County Seat of Mower County
Area: 11.9 square miles (11.79 sq. miles land, .11 sq. miles water)
Population: 24,563 (2015 est) or 24,718 (2010 cenus)
Average Temperature: 44.1 F
Hottest Month: July
Average High Temperature: 53.8 F
Coldest Month: January
Average Low Temperature: 34.4 F
Average Annual Precipitation: 34.52 inches
Average Annual Snowfall: 38.7 inches
Elevation: 1,184 ft (360 m)
Longitude: -92.9739, Latitude: 43.6542
The Hormel Institute is a world renowned cancer research facility with a focus on cancer prevention through food derivatives. Open for prescheduled group tours.
Named one of the Most Exciting Places in Minnesota
Lucky Number Seven!!!
The Mower County Historical Society has 16 buildings & 11 outdoor themed exhibits such as fireman's museum, transportation through the years, a Milwaukee railroad junction, an extensive research library, the William Tyler circus and the new WWII exhibit.
301 North Main St., Suite 101
The Hormel Historic Home is a 14-room home, built in 1871 was the residence of the Hormel Family from 1901-1926. View the Tiffany light fixtures, Greek marble fireplace, stained glass windows and decorative woodwork.
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This amazing museum features audio & video displays that depict the rich history of the Hormel Foods Corporation. The tour is educational, interactive, and fun for all ages.
April - November
December - March
Contact Us: 507-437-4561 Toll Free: 888-319-5655
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The Austin ArtWorks facility provides visitors a place to learn and create art. Experience the Clay Cavern, enjoy year round classes or browse through the gallery.
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November - March
April - October
CLOSED: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day
View over 80 bikes includiing the 1868 "Boneshaker" along with units up to most current styles.