Content provided by the Worthington Chamber of Commerce.
The village contains 38 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, May through September, 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 and the first Tuesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. Tours may be arranged at other times. 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 741-seat performance center owned and operated by the City of Worthington. The large proscenium stage features state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Telephone 507-372-4714 or 507-376-9101.
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.
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.