2. New Ulm, MN - Embrace your German roots in this trip back to the old country at New Ulm, MN. This town has held onto its heritage like none other – including a Glockenspiel (above), Hermann the German monument, the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the US, German restaurants and architecture, and assorted polka-and-beer festivals. Read more at http://highwayhighlights.com/2013/01/top-10-coolest-towns-in-minnesota/#48s1JfkkJGkkRzyi.99
Aurora Staples Inn is located in Stillwater. Elegant, Victorian mansion built by local lumber baron. Beautiful, historic, and comfortable. Spacious parlors, hallways, and guest rooms. Gardens, views, and wrap around porch.