Visit Hastings

Hastings, MN

Learn more about Hastings, Minnesota, our vibrant historic river town only 20 miles from the Twin Cities!

This vibrant community sits at the confluence of the mighty Mississippi and St. Croix rivers a short distance from where the building stands in Hastings, Minnesota. Check out the historic downtown and our local attractions.

Nestled along the banks of the beautiful Vermillion River, Hastings, Minnesota offers visitors a unique blend of outdoor adventure, local history, and small-town charm. This community boasts a variety of attractions, from scenic parks and trails to locally owned shops and restaurants. Explore the natural beauty of Vermillion Falls Park or take a hike on the Dakota Rail Trail, which runs along the river. Immerse yourself in the area’s rich history at the Alexis Bailly Vineyard and the LeDuc Historic Estate. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a history buff, Hastings offers something for everyone. Please call us for more information or visit our front desk during your stay!

Vermillion Falls Park

215 E 21st St, Hastings
Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Vermillion River and waterfall at this park.

Carpenter Nature Center

12805 St. Croix Trail S.
several miles of hiking trails, excellent opportunities for nature watching in a variety of habitats- restored prairie, deep ravines, river bluffs, pine and deciduous forest.

Dakota Rail Trail

Begins at 3rd St W and Ramsey St, Hastings
This scenic trail runs along the river and is a popular spot for hiking and biking.

Alexis Bailly Vineyard

18200 Kirby Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033
Minnesota's Oldest winery, established in 1973. Currently serving Minnesota made wines in relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Hastings Golf Club

2015 Westview Dr, Hastings
This 18-hole golf course is a great place for a round of golf or a quick practice session.

Hastings Arts Center

216 4th St E, Hastings
Explore the local art scene at this community center, which features rotating exhibitions by local artists.

LeDuc Historic Estate

1629 Vermillion St, Hastings
Explore the Victorian-era home of William G. LeDuc, a former state legislator and land surveyor.

Afton State Park

6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033
This large park features picnic areas, hiking trails, and playgrounds.

Treasure Island Resort & Casino

5734 Sturgeon Lake Road Welch, MN
For fun, relaxation and excitement the whole family can enjoy, head to Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

Extreme Sandbox

1901 Glendale Rd, Hastings
There is no other place in the world where you can drive a bulldozer, crush a car, and then finish off with a ride in our fire truck.

Afton Apple Orchards

14421 90th St S, Hastings
Pick your own apples, fall raspberries, pumpkins and strawberries.

Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce

200 2nd St W, Hastings
Still looking for ideas? Stop in and visit the Chamber of Commerce, located inside the entrance of The Confluence!

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