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
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
The historic home of artist, author and illustrator Wanda Gag is a museum showcasing her work and exciting career.
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.
Visit the historic brewery where craft beer was brewing long before it was was cool.
In addition to archived history and museum attractions, the Brown County Historical Society features frequent guest speakers on significant historical events of the are.
Minnesota State Parks
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.
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.