This sample itinerary is best spring through fall, but can be customized for any time of year.
9:30 – 11:30 am
Visit the Freeborn County Museum and Historical Village, one of the finest historical museums in Minnesota. Currently undergoing a massive addition, scheduled for completion in Spring 2013. The museum houses the displays of Eddie Cochran and Marion Ross. The village is closed during the winter months.
11:30 – 1:00 pm
Enjoy lunch at the beautiful Wedgewood Cove. The view over the golf course is beautiful even when covered with glistening snow.
1- 3:00 pm
Tour Lou Rich, a mechanical assembly services company. Consisting of medical device manufacturing and custom aluminum extensions. You’ll see the product produced from the beginning, through the paint process, to packing and shipping.
3 – 5:00 pm
Shop Albert Lea’s historic downtown. Browse antiques, floral and gift boutiques, jewelry, shoes and furniture stores.
5 – 7:00 pm
Dine at the delicious Crescendo. They feature exquisite food, an extensive wine list and live piano music.
Spend the evening at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Theater. They feature plays, concerts, tributes and comedy specials. New at the theater is Met Opera Live on Screen from the Metropolitan Opera. These are scheduled on different Saturdays.
9 – 10:00 am
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
10- 12:00 pm
Enjoy a tour of Minn-e-soy-ta Nice. Your group will tour the candle and soap making facility, sampling the many different smells and shapes of their soaps, plus lotions, gels, and hair products. Each person will get to make his or her own bar of soap and a candle to take along home.
Before leaving, enjoy lunch at one of Albert Lea’s fine eateries, and consider visiting again for their Winter Festival – the Annual Big Freeze each February.
For more information on this sample itinerary contact the Albert Lea CVB at 800-345-8414 or visit their web site at albertleatourism.org