Trips & Tours

Owatonna orphanage

Owatonna - Step Back in Time

Wednesday, June 15
Visit the State School Orphanage Museum where you will hear a presentation about the orphanage which operated for 60 years beginning in 1886. Visit a former orphanage cottage, cabin 11, weather permitting. Next stop is Torey’s Restaurant for a lunch buffet. Then we’ll have a guide join us on the bus to give a riding tour of historic downtown Owatonna. Last stop is Russell Stover Candy Store where you can purchase treats on your own. $83/members, $93 non-members. Leave the Heritage Center at 8:45 a.m. and return a 4:15 p.m. Sign up with payment by Friday,  May 13.

SPAM Museum & Hormel Mansion

Wednesday, June 29
This trip takes you to Austin to visit the SPAM® museum. Your self-guided tour is interactive, educational and fun. Lunch is in the Hormel House Dining Facility. Menu is grilled chicken breast on wild rice, salad with parmesan peppercorn dressing, dinner roll, beverage and small dessert. After lunch, tour the historic Hormel Home – the stately home of George and Lillian Hormel. On the way home, we’ll stop for shopping on your own at the Russell Stover Candy Store. $72/members,

$82/non-members. Leave the Heritage Center at 8:15 a.m. and return at 4:15 p.m. Sign up with payment by Friday, May 20.

Upcoming Trips

  • July 12, Winona Boat Tour
  • July 15, Treasure Island Cruise and Casino