Join Hudson Community Education on a 2 day, 1-night tour of southern Minnesota, exploring sites very prominent in the State’s history. Day 1 will include a tour of Mayowood Mansion, built in 1911 by Dr. Charles Mayo. This historic 38 room house is home to an extensive art collection, gorgeous gardens and antique furnishings from around the world. We will visit Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, a beautiful park featuring a curved memorial wall, fountains, and statues dedicated to American Veterans. We will tour the Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, home to the Sisters of Saint Francis who were instrumental in establishing Saint Mary’s Hospital, now part of the Mayo Clinic. The center is adorned with slate floors, Italian marble columns and hand blown stained glass windows from Germany, as well as a beautiful courtyard garden. Lunch will be provided. Guests will check into the AmericInn in Austin, MN, then enjoy a full dinner at the Old Mill, an 1850’s former flour mill on the Cedar River, followed by an optional movie at the historic Paramount Theater. Day 2 will begin with a tour of the Historic Hormel Home, the treasured home of George & Lillian Hormel, now restored to its 1900’s splendor. No trip to Austin would be complete without a visit to the new Spam® Museum site, stuffed with interactive exhibits and the iconic history of the SPAM® Brand. Samples included! Guests will then travel to Northfield, MN for free time to enjoy lunch on their own, shopping and a visit to the Northfield Historical Society to hear the story of the infamous Bank Raid of 1876, led by brothers Jesse and Frank James.Guests will travel on a comfortable motor coach bus. Tour fees include transportation, 1-night lodging, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and all tour fees. Breakfast is complimentary at the hotel, with other restaurants nearby. Additional hotel charges, fees & gratuity are not included.Departs Hudson Park & Ride, I 94/Coulee Rd – Thursday, August 2nd - 8:00 am.Returns to Hudson, Friday, August 3rd 5:00 pm.Single Occupancy:$330.00/personDouble Occupancy: $275.00/personTriple Occupancy: $250.00/personQuad Occupancy:$230.00/personRooms at the Americinn in Austin, MN are equipped with 2 queen sized beds, TV, microwave, mini-fridge, and 1 bathroom. Amenities also available are a pool, hot tub, and free breakfast.Registration deadline and down payment of $ 75.00 is due by Thursday, July 19, 2018. Down payment is non-refundable after July 19th. It is highly encouraged to register early! Final payment is due on Friday, July 27th, 2018.