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Visit Historic Henderson

We Can’t Wait to See You

The Sibley County Historical Museum is easy to find, situated in the little town of Henderson, which is a one hour drive from Downtown Minneapolis

or half an hour from Mankato. Henderson is nestled in one of the most beautiful segments of the Minnesota River Valley. It is just a few miles west 

of U.S. 169 via MN Highway 19.  In addition, the Minnesota Valley Scenic By-Way (Sibley County #6 from the north and MN 93 from the south) passes

through Henderson. For travellers from the Cities, the Scenic By-Way is accessed at the intersection of MN 25 and Sibley County #6, a few miles north

of Belle Plaine.  From Mankato, access the By-Way at the intersection of U.S 14 and 3rd Ave.  There are, of course, other access points along the route.

Henderson has a well-developed historic district, many festivals, numerous classic car roll-ins, etc. Nearby, travellers can enjoy an extensive

zip line development, kayaking opportunities, a visit to the fabulous Nye Nature Center, and hiking or picnicing in High Island Creek Park

or Rush River Park, both hidden gems.  It is a delightful and easy day trip from the Cities or Mankato.

When visiting Henderson, be sure and make the Sibley County Historical Museum part of your adventure!

Visit us on a Sunday afternoon during our open season (June-October). 


Minnesota River
Scenic By-Way


Classic Car Roll-In




Kerfoot Canopy Tours Zipline Adventure


Minnesota River State Water Trail


High Island Creek County Park


Ney Nature Center

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