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New Ulm is located in Brown County, Minnesota, and is not too far from the neighboring cities of Waseca and Mankato. Book an RV in New Ulm to explore this lush Minnesota River valley town that is home to several unique attractions. New Ulm is referred to as "the City of Charm and Tradition," and you’ll find out how the city lives up to this title when arrive with your RV rental. Named after the Deutsch city on the Danube River, German settlers founded New Ulm in the 1850’s. The city’s history is peppered with a strong German influence that is visible still today.

While the Minnesota River and the Cottonwood River flow past the city, the outskirts, is teeming with great outdoor recreational activities. Point your New Ulm luxury motorhome this direction and have a great time exploring all the outdoor activities available.

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The Great Outdoors

When you rent a motorhome in New Ulm, you will have access to numerous outdoor locations, including Flandrau State Park, which covers over 1000 acres of grasslands, marshes, and wooded areas, and located by the Big Cottonwood River. If you enjoy hiking, eight miles of hiking trails and groomed cross-country trails are available for you to set out on and spend a couple hours or the day. There is a sand-bottomed pool and beach to splash about, as well as fire and horseshoe pits. In winter, skiing and snowshoeing are popular here. Flandrau State Park also has quite a bit of historical relevance, having served as a Prisoner Of War camp during World War II.

New Ulm is a fine fishing destination, with multiple fishing locations, including Clear Lake and Lake Hanska. The Minnesota River offers diverse fishing opportunities as well, as does Big Cottonwood River. With an abundance of catfish, walleye, and small-mouth bass, you are sure to catch dinner.

The city is very close to a birding jewel, Swan Lake. This vast wetland complex is home to varieties of birds, making it a great spot for bird watching. Book a canoe or kayak and set out paddling into the lake as you look out for bald eagles, northern harrier hawks, numerous duck species, blackbirds, herons, and trumpeter swans.

RV Parks

When you book a motorhome rental in New Ulm, there are a number of options to choose from when it comes to RV parks. A popular choice is Flandrau State Park that’s located within city limits. Offering partial handicap access, the park is well equipped with a large number of spaces, restrooms, and showers. The maximum duration of stay is 14 days, and the camp is pet-friendly. Recreational activities like hiking, fishing, and snow sports are available.

Fort Ridgley State Park, in Fairfax, is another option. It’s a smaller site with fewer amenities like pull-thru and gravel sites, electricity, cell phone connectivity, restrooms, and showers.

In nearby Madelia is Watona Park that has pull-thru sites, big rig access, full hookups, electricity, sewer, water, restrooms, and showers. This site is pet-friendly so bring Fido along.

Exploring the City

There is so much to do and see in the city of New Ulm, and whether you’re interested in history, art or culture, the city caters to it all, living up to its title of being a "City of Charm and Tradition." New Ulm has quite a few interesting architectural structures. One among them is the Glockenspiel, a 45-foot tall clock and bell tower located downtown. Housing 37 bells, the sound of the chimes are very impressive and are a delight to hear.

History buffs will love to head over and visit the Brown County Historical Society. Here you will see German Renaissance architecture and exhibits displaying history from the Dakota War, the county’s Century Farms and items from Ulm, Germany. The museum offers a gift shop so don't forget to pick up a souvenir.

Staying with history, plan a visit to Harkins Store, located near the Minnesota River. This historic site served as a general store in the 18th century, and all the wares that were once for sale are intact, in a museum.

If you’re looking to get involved with some wine tasting, visit a one-of-a-kind underground winery in the city. The underground shelter provides an ideal temperature for the aging and production of wine. The winery specializes in German, American and French-style wines and grapes, and personalized wine-tasting sessions are available.

For music lovers, drive your New Ulm motorhome rental over to the Minnesota Hall of Fame! This museum honors musicians who have made great contributions to Minnesota’s music scene.

If it's a quirky Minnesota city you are seeking to explore, consider a travel trailer rental in New Ulm. Visit an underground winery, check out an old general store, relax by a campfire, and enjoy the scenery. Rent an RV in New Ulm, MN, and set out on a wild family adventure.

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