Attractions

Pioneer Village
The village contains 40 restored buildings plus a museum of farm machinery reflecting the early years of Nobles County. Located adjacent to the Nobles County fairgrounds, the Village is open weekdays and Sundays, Memorial Day through Labor Day, other times by appointment. Telephone 507-376-3125.

Nobles County Art Center
12 annual shows are scheduled throughout the year, and the Art Center has a permanent collection on display. The Art Center is sponsor of Art in the Courtyard, an annual showcase for local and regional artisans, held the first Saturday in August. Art Center hours are 2-4:30 p.m. weekdays. Telephone 507-372-8245.


War Memorial Auditorium - Performing Arts Center
Constructed in 1931 in the classic Art Deco style, the renovated and newly restored building is one of the largest auditorium facilities in a wide region of southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Memorial Auditorium is a 735-seat performance center owned and operated by the City of Worthington. The large proscenium stage features state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Telephone 507-376-9101.

Dayton House
Located at 1311 Fourth Ave. in Worthington, the Dayton house was built in 1890 as a residence for the George Draper Dayton family by respected Sioux Falls, SD, architect Wallace Dow. George Dayton was a banker and  a real estate developer in Worthington before moving to Minneapolis shortly after 1900 to start Dayton's Department Store. The Dayton house served as a family home for many years, and was later used as a nursing home. The house was purchased and restored by Historic Worthington, Inc. Tours available upon request. Telephone 507-727-1311.

Nobles County Historical Museum
The museum features many historical displays and archives which preserve the early days of European settlement in Nobles County. Located in the Nobles County Library and Information center, Worthington, it is open Monday through Friday from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 
Spomer Classics
Display of over 300 advertising items of automobiles, implements, oil, gas, etc.  See the lost art of porcelain and neon signs and clocks.  All are restored and in working order.  Also on display are peddle cars and 20-30 classic cars.  Located on 322 Oxford Street, by chance or appointment; groups prior appointment -
866-450-6366 or (507) 376-9557

Worthington's Peace Avenue of Flags

The presentation of flags was begun in the early 1970's by community supporters looking for a way to promote world peace, understanding and brotherhood. Peace Avenue of Flags is an attempt to fly the flags representing the home country of the residents of Nobles County. Flags being flown are from the countries of:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Columbia, Congo Dem. Rep, Costa Rica, Cote' D'ivoire, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Holland, Honduras, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales and Zambia.