Summer is winding down. Maybe a long family road trip is now out of the question. You can find some amazing daytrips just a short drive south, east or west from Owatonna. The folks at Pro Mover Reviews found a pair of natural wonders and a museum dedicated to canned meat for you to consider.

A little jaunt westward will land you at Minneopa Falls near Mankato. Pro Movers says, "These eight-foot-wide falls plummet forty feet into the water below. Well-designed surrounding trails and bridges allow you to catch some truly stunning views and photos of this famous waterway."

Reverse field and head east to Harmony to explore Niagara Cave, where, "Brave adventurers can head a mile underground through narrow grottos, stunning limestone formations, and a range of natural streams and waterfalls. The cave is open through October 31.

Jump on Highway 218 South. Maybe take a short break in the lovely town of Blooming Prairie. Then continue on to Austin, home of the Span Museum. Shouldn't this be a required visit for true Minnesotans?. Pro Movers states, "The stylish exhibit mirrors a vintage shopping center and walk you around the world to see how spam has made an impact since its creation in the mid-20th Century." Also, it's free.

If you have a little extra time, Wisconsin has the Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha, the Apostle Island Sea Caves along the northern coast and the National Mustard Museum, which should be paired with your stop at the Spam Museum, in Middleton.

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