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Faribault (pronounced FAYR-boh) is a city in Southern Minnesota. It is the county seat of Rice County and located at the confluence of the Cannon and Straight rivers.


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  • 1 Adam Weyer Wagon Shop (Carriage House Liquor), 32 2nd St NE. An old limestone wagon shop built in 1874. The building is occupied by a liquor store.
  • 2 Alexander Faribault House, 12 1st Ave NE, +1 507 332-2121. Tours by appointment. The house of fur trader Alexander Faribault, the namesake and one of the early founders of the town of Faribault. The 1853 Greek Revival house was the first wood-frame house built in Rice County. $2. Alexander Faribault House (Q4718826) on Wikidata Alexander Faribault House on Wikipedia
  • 3 Rice County Museum of History, 1814 2nd Ave NW, +1 507 332-2121. M-F 9AM-4PM. Local history museum with exhibits and artifacts spanning from prehistory to the present day. In addition to the main museum building there are a few historic structures located on the museum grounds that were moved there from various locations in Rice County; these include a log cabin, a schoolhouse, and an old church. $3 adults, $2 seniors, $1 children 12 and under.
  • 4 Thomas Scott Buckham Memorial Library, 11 Division St E, +1 507 334-2089. M W 9AM-6PM, Tu Th 9AM-8PM, F Sa 9AM-5PM. A historic Art Deco library building in downtown Faribault. Thomas Scott Buckham Memorial Library (Q7793835) on Wikidata Thomas Scott Buckham Memorial Library on Wikipedia




  • Depot Bar & Grill. Old train station turned restaurant alongside active train tracks and a river.




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Routes through Faribault
Minneapolis/Saint PaulBurnsville ← Jct W E  N  S  OwatonnaDes Moines
Inver Grove HeightsNorthfield  N  S  END
Mankato ← Jct  W  E  ZumbrotaWabasha

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