Hastings: A Minnesota Landmark

Set along the rugged and colorful scenery of the Mississippi, St. Croix and Vermillion Rivers, Hastings is a scenic river town steeped in tradition. With a rich heritage of progress, Hastings has grown and changed to meet the needs of its population without forgetting its past.

Reminders of the city’s history abound, the rushing rivers, the tall stately trees and the historic downtown buildings that whisper of days gone by. Hastings isn’t a place to just drive through, it is a place to live, explore, embrace history, venture back in time, slow down and enjoy.

The city is finishing a 3 phase "Riverfront Renaissance" project that includes fixing up Main Street, the adjacent amphitheater/pavillion for summer concerts (located one block off of Main Street) and the very popular 15 mile bike trail loop that goes from the riverfront to the dam.


In the Historic Downtown Business District of Hastings, Minnesota you'll find charming shops that feature; Antiques, Collectibles, Gifts, Fashion, Imports, Toys, Pottery, Jewelry and many one of a kind specialty items and services. Most of our shops are located in preserved historic buildings dating back to the 1800's.

Whether you have an hour or the entire day, we invite you to spend some time in our Historic Downtown. Shop for antiques, art, and a wonderful array of treasures, or dine at some of our great restaurants. It's all here along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.

Lots of Stores including Antique, Art, Clothing, Gift, Jewelry, Toys, Services and more.

Dining (now with sidewalk dining), Riverfront Walking & Biking Paths with Bike Rental, Lodging including B&B's.

Home of the Saturday Night Cruise-IN Car Shows, the Hastings Holiday Hoopla and the Hastings Victorian Christmas.