Folks Used To Flock To This Tiny Minnesota Town To Experience Its Healing Mineral Waters

Mineral springs in Minnesota drew many to the small city of Owatonna at the end of the 19th century – all thanks to a legend about a Native American “princess” that is, quite likely, untrue. The site is now the city’s Mineral Springs Park.

Despite the dubious nature of the legend surrounding the park and its namesake spring, today it is a beautiful place to visit and for reflection as you hike, sit and gaze upon Maple Creek, or enjoy a cool sip of water from the spring.

If you visit the park with critter-loving children, you may also want to stop by the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo in nearby Medford.

Have you visited Mineral Springs Park? Are there any other former tourist destinations in Minnesota that are worth a visit today?

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Address: Mineral Springs Park, 1025 Mineral Springs Pkwy NE, Owatonna, MN 55060, USA