November - March
April - October
CLOSED: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day
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.
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.
Rydjor Bike Museum
Hormel Nature Center
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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 Today: 507-437-4561
Toll Free: 888-319-5655
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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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!!!
301 N. 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.
View over 80 bikes includiing the 1868 "Boneshaker" along with units up to most current styles.
Hormel Historic Home