while you're here

Morgan Creek Vineyards is one of many highlights in the Minnesota River Valley. Our slice of Southern Minnesota is an area blessed with an active arts scene, breathtaking state parks, diverse and dynamic live entertainment (particularly ours!) and a wide range of places to have a meal, take the kids, absorb some peace and inhale the amazing scenery.


Beds and Breakfast

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Bingham Hall Bed and Breakfast

Choose from four unique rooms in this charming and comfortable B & B right in New Ulm. Hailed as one of the best B & Bs in the midwest, The Bingham Hall home is a fine way to relax in New Ulm while being close to everything. 

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W.W. Smith Inn, Sleepy Eye

An historic mansion and carriage house in a quiet, tree-lined village neighborhood. Shaded by magnificent maples and willow trees, the Main House features stained glass and leaded, beveled glass windows along with ornate and intricate woodwork in oak, cherry and chestnut. 

Deutsche Strasse, New Ulm

This historic 1884 home is a jewel in the historic district of New Ulm. Just four blocks from the specialty shops, restaurants and attractions of downtown. 





Arts Center of St. Peter

In addition to two levels of exhibit space for artists, this arts center in downtown St. Peter routinely brings to the area a number of unique and interactive arts opportunities and events, from a jazz concert series to a beloved clay center to drop-in writers groups. 

Hillstrom Museum of Fine Art

Located on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, this brings in exhibits from the international art scene, offering students and visitors rare opportunities to see and learn about world renowned works and their creators.. 

Grand Center for the Arts

Housed in the city of New Ulm's first hotel, the Grand Center for the Arts boasts an upper level gallery as well as studios for rent. The lower level offers great weekend entertainment with live music -- and occasional theater and dance -- at the Grand Kabaret. 


Wanda Gag Museum

The historic home of artist, author and illustrator Wanda Gag is a museum showcasing her work and exciting career. 

Blue Earth County Historical Society

The rich and colorful history of Blue Earth County includes a museum with exhibits ranging from Kato Beer memorabilia to a look at the heyday of Front Street. Fascinating fun for anyone with ties to the area.

Schell's Brewery

Visit the historic brewery where craft beer was brewing long before  it was was cool.

Brown County Historical Society

In addition to archived history and museum attractions, the Brown County Historical Society features frequent guest speakers on significant historical events of the are.

Hermann Monument

Visit the iconic statue celebrating the area's Germanic heritage in Hermann Heritage Park in New Ulm. 

Carnegie Arts Center

In Mankato, the Carnegie offers the largest exhibit space for regional artists. Its gift shop offers an array of unique items produced by the region's artists.


Minnesota State Parks

Minneopa State Park in Mankato is the site of a Bison conservation program.

Minneopa State Park in Mankato is the site of a Bison conservation program.

Minneopa State Park

Five miles west of Mankato, the incredible scenery here includes the famous double-falls and the prairie grasslands of Minnesota River Valley. Get up close and personal with the falls by taking the limestone stairway down into the valley of the Minneopa Creek. The park is also home to Seppmann Mill, a wind driven grist mill created with native stone and lumber.  Take the bison drive and see the park's bison roaming more than 300 acres. 

The Cottonwood River runs through the diverse landscape of Flandrau State Park.

The Cottonwood River runs through the diverse landscape of Flandrau State Park.

Flandrau State Park

Sand-bottom swimming pond, picnic area, campgrounds and group center attract many visitors every summer to this very popular state park. Hikers and cross-country skiers will find much to enjoy, and history buffs will want to visit the historic stone buildings crafted by Works Progress Administration crews.