Explore Historic Worthington

Dayton House

This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of year.

Welcome to Worthington. Conveniently located along Interstate 90 in the southwest corner of the state, groups will find many attractions, lodging, restaurants and shops just waiting to be explored.

10:00am – 12:00pm

Discover a symbol of Worthington’s early years this morning at the Historic Dayton House. This artistic masterpiece has many architectural features for your group to see, as tour guides talk about the three families who occupied the home.

12 – 1:30pm
Check out the local restaurants for lunch.

1:30 – 3:00pm
Spend the afternoon at the Nobles County Historical Museum. Groups will find historical displays and archives that preserve the lives of early European settlers in Nobles County.

3 – 6:00pm
Step back in time at the Pioneer Village. Located across from the Nobles County Fairgrounds, this village contains 40 restored buildings and a museum of farm machinery that reflects early years of the area.

6 – 7:30pm
Check in to your hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner at Hickory Lodge Bar & Grill.

7:30 – 9:00pm
This evening’s entertainment will be at the Memorial Auditorium of Performing Arts. As one of the largest auditoriums in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, this venue seats 735. State-of-the-art lighting and sound will welcome you in this newly restored 1931 building.

10:00am – 2:00pm

Spomer Classics awaits your group with displays of over 300 advertising items that include automobiles, implements, oil, gas and much more. Each piece is restored and in working order. Your group can view peddle cars as well as 20-30 classic cars. There are also neon and porcelain signs and clocks.

2 – 5:00pm
Downtown Worthington features a variety of unique shops for your group to find one-of-a-kind items. Comfortable benches and a quaint environment surround downtown, making the shopping experience memorable.

For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, contact the Worthington Area Chamber/CVB at 507-372-2919 or online at www.worthingtonmnchamber.com.

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