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Pioneer Village

The village contains 40 restored buildings plus a museum of farm machinery reflecting the early years of Nobles County. The Village is open Thursday & Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day, other times by appointment.

  • Adjacent to the Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 507-376-4431

Photo Credit: The Globe

Nobles County Art Center

Rotating fine arts exhibits. Permanent collection of over 300 pieces from artists who have a connection to Worthington. This is the largest regional collection is SW MN. Free concerts throughout the year as well as folk music concerts and artist's receptions. Hours are 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

  • 407 12th Street, Lower Level of the Nobles County Library
  • 507-372-8245

Memorial Auditorium - Performing Arts Center

Constructed in 1931 in the classic Art Deco style, the renovated and newly restored building is one of the largest auditorium facilities in a wide region of southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Memorial Auditorium is a 680-seat performance center owned and operated by the City of Worthington. The large proscenium stage features state-of-the-art lighting and sound.

  • 714 13th Street Worthington
  • 507-376-9101

Historic Dayton House

The Dayton house was built in 1890 as a residence for the George Draper Dayton family by respected Sioux Falls, SD, architect Wallace Dow. George Dayton was a banker and  a real estate developer in Worthington before moving to Minneapolis shortly after 1900 to start Dayton's Department Store. The Dayton house served as a family home for many years, and was later used as a nursing home. The house was purchased and restored by Historic Worthington, Inc. Tours available upon request.

  • 1311 Fourth Ave. Worthington
  • 507-727-1311

Nobles County Historical Museum

The museum features many historical displays and archives which preserve the early days of European settlement in Nobles County. Our office and museum are generally open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, although due to limited staffing and ongoing renovations, we ask visitors to call first: 507-295-5397.

  • 225 9th Street, Worthington
  • 507-295-5397

Forbidden Barrel Brewing Co.

They offer a rotation of four to six original beers made on site as well as a variety of porters, stout, IPAs, honey wheats and other high-end brews. The name and logo are derived from an 1872 story about East Coast settlers who didn’t abide by Worthington’s temperance movement. During a Fourth of July celebration, Prof. Ransom Humiston, Worthington’s founder, learned there was a keg of beer in the Worthington House Hotel, so he seized it, dragged it outside and destroyed it with an axe.

  • 900 3rd Ave in Downtown Worthington
  • 507-329-2071

Photo Credit: The Globe

Round Lake Vineyards & Winery

This family-owned and operated business is located on scenic Round Lake in SW MN. With a variety of different wines available, there is sure to be something to please every palate! Only minutes from Worthington. Open 7 days a week, year-round.

  • 5.5 miles off of I-90 on Highway 264 Near Worthigton
  • 507-945-1100
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