WASECA, Minn. (WCCO) – Frank and Chris have had a chance to enjoy the great community of Waseca over the last couple days.

Here in southern Minnesota, farming is a big deal. And just outside Waseca, you can check out the state’s agricultural interpretive center, called Farmamerica.

The center opened in 1978 with the goal of preserving Minnesota’s agricultural heritage.

The impressive visitor center was built in 2000. This place is all about education. They teach school kids about how farms in Waseca help provide food for the rest of the country and the world.

It’s open to the public, so stop by and check it out when you’re in town!

Frank & Chris Visit Farmamerica

Back in Waseca, the guys hit up the 61-year-old Waseca Music Company, where they really learned about the importance of a shop like that in a small-town community.

The fellas also showed off their blues chops!

Frank & Chris Boogie At Waseca Music Co.

On Thursday, the city opened up the brand new Waseca Safety Center, which is the new home of the police and fire departments.

The police have an evidence room right on the first floor. And in cold winters like this, there’s a garage that fits all the city’s vehicles.

Frank & Chris Visit The Waseca Safety Center

The Sleigh and Cutter festival runs until Feb. 22 in Waseca. Saturday’s big parade is at noon.

On Thursday night, everyone is enjoying dinner at the VFW. And this whole thing ends with a “Mister Waseca” pageant.

This is the first year they’re doing it, and they already have guys signed up.

Frank and Chris learned what it takes to win a beauty contest!

Frank & Chris Practice For Mr. Waseca Pageant

Here are links for all the places Frank & Chris visited — and will visit — in Waseca:

Ahlman’s Guns
Waseca Historical Society
Sleigh and Cutter Festival
Boat House Bar and Grill
Darkhouse Spearfishing
El Molino Restaurant
Miller-Armstrong Event Center
Katie O’Leary’s Beef and Brew

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Here are highlights from other Goin’ To The Lake trips:

Watch the past ‘Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake’ segments.
Watch the past ‘Goin’ To The Lake’ segments.


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