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City of Hastings

It is named for the first elected governor of Minnesota, Henry Hastings Sibley. The advantages of Hastings’ location that led to its original growth are that it is well-drained, provides a good riverboat port, and is close to a hydropower resource at the falls of the Vermillion River.

Hastings is home to Minnesota’s first vineyard – Alexis Bailly and one of Minnesota’s newest breweries – Spiral Brewery.

Spring is a great time to take a trip to Hastings. Whether you are visiting with your family, enjoying a couples weekend or spending time with friends; Hastings has a wide variety of activities to make an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy a walk or a bike ride along one of our many trails around the community, visit some of our historic buildings and stores, enjoy music or many forms of entertainment at our Rotary Pavilion on the Riverwalk, or just relax with a beverage at our local brewery or winery.

Located off of HWY 61 in Vermillion Falls Park, this stunning waterfall stands 35 feet high. Unique from other MN water falls, the Vermillion Falls are located right in the center of town!

Just a short walk west on the trail and you’ll find the gorge bridge with a beautiful view of the Vermillion River. Further downstream along the path is the ruins of the Ramsey Mill.

With 30 miles of paved biking and walking trails, visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the river, scenic overlooks and a hidden waterfall.

Downtown is truly the ‘Heart of Hastings’. Our historic business district is a vibrant mix of retail, office, arts, and dining opportunities. Public park and the regional trail system connect Downtown with the Mississippi River. The City conducts year-round programming in Levee Park, making the Downtown a focal point of community activity.

The Leduc Historic Estate is one of the last remaining examples of Gothic Revival residential architecture in the United States. Take a guided tour of this picturesque home and learn all about General William Leduc, his wife Mary, and their four children. During the holiday’s, the mansion is elegantly decorated in Victorian style.

Levee Park is a perfect spot for summer entertainment with a convert venue unlike any other. From May through September the pavilion, donated by the Hastings Rotary Club, fills up with live music, classes, and outdoor movies!

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