Hastings is a scenic rivertown steeped in tradition, it combines:
- A rugged and colorful scenery of the Mississippi, St. Croix and Vermillion Rivers.
- 28 miles of biking, hiking and running trails throughout the city. Parks & Trails Map and the Trail System
- Many historic buildings found in the downtown area which are nationally known for Victorian architecture. Check out the Historic Walking Tour!
- A mix of shopping facilities, restaurants, industry and community festivities.
Click here to view Hastings Community Guide, Streets and Trails Map, and Visitor's Guide
Attractions & Recreation
Hastings is fortunate to be the midpoint between two downhill ski areas! Click the links below to visit their websites.
Located just north of Hastings, Afton Alps is nestled in the rolling hills of the scenic St. Croix River Valley.
Welch Village Ski Area
Welch Village, south of Hastings, featuring runs overlooking the picturesque Cannon River and Belle Creek valleys.
Hastings Historic Downtown, which sits along the banks of the Mississippi, offers a unque mix of dining and shopping including antique shops, local art and trendy clothing.
The many retail stores in Historic Downtown Hastings offer festive Holiday shopping for your gift giving needs!
Many of the restaurants feature live music on the weekends and the new Levy Park and Hastings River Walk feature weekly family friendly entertainment. During the summer months the streets of downtown are filled with Classic Cars and hundreds of spectators!
The Nature Center has properties on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the scenic St. Croix River. They offer beautiful walking trails with scenic views, snow shoeing trails, beach access, spectacular bird watching (Check out the Birding Hotspots) and so much more! Check out their many events throughout the year on their website page! Events Calendar
The City of Hastings provides several outdoor ice skating rinks with warming houses from early December through mid February. Enjoy ice skating in the winter months with beautiful views! Click on the Outdoor Ice Skating link about for details on locations and hours.
You don't have to go too far north to enjoy dog sledding here in Hastings! HHH Ranch provides dog sled rides, educational programs, and much more! Click the link above for details on how to enjoy this unique and fun winter activity!
Visit the LeDuc Historic Estate and enjoy the beauty and rich history of this picturesque mansion that has been restored by the Minnesota Historical Society! Click here to find out information on tours and events.
This Dakota County Park offers hiking trails, cross country ski trails, archery trails, picnic grounds, playground, and a gather center. All of this along with stunning views of the Mississippi River!
Founded in 1973, Alexis Bailly Vineyard was the first to make wine with 100% Minnesota grown grapes. Their tastings room is truly one of a kind, a must see.
Visit Extreme Sandbox for a Heavy Equipment Adventure that lets you play on Construction Equipment! Extreme Sandbox is the first and ONLY heavy equipment adventure in the Midwest!
A perfect way to spend a relaxing day or evening is aboard a boat cruising the St. Croix or Mississippi Rivers! Click on the links below for more information on lunch, cocktail, dinner, or sightseeing cruises.
Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the only casino in southern Minnesota located on the Mississippi River and offers gaming, accommodations, food service, and entertainment! It also includes a marina, RV-park, bowling, and a variety of cruise & dining options.
Northeast of Hastings on the bluffs of the St. Croix River, this park offers hiking, horse, mountain bike, and cross country ski trails, picnic grounds, hike-in campsites, and a secluded swimming beach accessible by trail only.
There are many beautiful golf courses in and around the Hastings area! Click the links below to visit their websites.
Also located in Hastings is a Disc Golf Course! The scenic 18 hole disc golf course is free for the public use!
Visit the many Apple Orchards in the Hastings area! Click on the links below to view their website.
The City of Hastings was incorporated on March 7, 1857, by the Territorial Legislature. Hastings became the county seat of Dakota County on June 2, 1857. Hastings is blessed with a beautiful setting on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. Victorian residences in tree-lined neighborhoods, a classic Main Street downtown, and the 1871 County Courthouse maintain Hastings' distinctive small town character. At the same time, Hastings continues to grow with steady residential, commercial industrial development activity coupled with an expanding mix of public and institutional land uses.
County - Dakota
Region - East Twin Cities Metro
Distance from St. Paul - 22 Miles
Distance from nearest Airport - 20 Miles from Mpls/St. Paul
US Congressional District - 2
MN Legislative District - 54A, 54B
Web Site - www.hastingsmn.gov
Source: US Census, State Demographer
*Metropolitan Statistical Area
Dakota, County of
Allina Health/Regina Hospital
Acute Care Hospital & Surgery Center
School District #200
Elementary & Secondary Schools
Smead Manufacturing Co
Intek Plastics, Inc.
Plastics Products, (not elsewhere classified)
Allina Medical Clinic
Offices of Physicians
Hastings, City of
Flour & Other Grain Mill Products
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Minnesota commercial real estate taxes are based upon market value of taxable property as set by the local assessor. Please contact the Dakota County Treasurer-Auditor at (651) 438-4360 Treasurer-Auditor@co.dakota.mn.us.
Local Medical Facilities
# FACILITIES AVAILABLE
Electric Utility: Dakota Electric Assn
Econ. Dev. Contact: 651.463.6232
Emergency Lights Out
Electric Utility: Xcel Energy
Emergency Lights Out: 800.895.1999
Water Source: Wells
Storage Capacity: 2,750,000 gals
Pumping Capacity: 6,600 gal/minute
Average Demand: 1,820,000 gal/day
Peak Demand: 7,500,000 gal/day
Total Water Hardness: 16ppm
Industrial Water Rate: See City website for current rates: www.hastingsmn.gov
Treatment Type: Community Drain Field
Capacity of Plant: 2,340,000 gal/day
Average Demand: 1,700,000 gal/day
Peak Demand: 2,000,000 gal/day
Usage Charge: See City website for current rates: www.hastingsmn.gov
Gas Provider: Centerpoint Energy
Emergency gas leak: 612.372.5050
Cable Provider: Comcast
Cable Provider: Bevcomm
South of Hastings: 507.653.4444
Telephone: 877.524.5340 (Toll Free)
Satellite/Internet Provider: Dish Network
Satellite/Internet Provider: Exede Satellite Internet
Satellite/Internet Provider: HughesNet
Satellite/Internet Provider: DirectTV
Telephone Provider (Landline): CenturyLink
Residential Sales: 800.201.4099
Residential Repair: 800.788.3600
Local Contact: 651.437.2161
Web Address: www.centurylink.com
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HASTINGS COMMUNITY PROFILE
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