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12 Small Town Shops Near Rochester MN

Looking for a truly unique gift for someone on your list? Check out these small town shops in the greater Rochester area! In addition to finding the perfect gift, exploring these great towns all over Southeastern Minnesota is a fun way to spend an afternoon. We love promoting local, and that means supporting our neighbors too! These shops play an important part in supporting artists and makers in their communities.


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Dwell LOCAL – Zumbrota MN

Dwell Local | Zumbrota, MN

290 S. Main Street, Zumbrota, MN

Dwell Local is a beautiful store filled with completely unique items and products from over 45 local makers. Mixed in are special vintage finds, fair trade goods, and repurposed and specially sourced pieces all curated into an eclectic, fun experience.


My Happy Place | Zumbrota, MN

392 South Main Street, Zumbrota, MN

My Happy Place is a great spot to find handmade items, home decor, craft items, stocking stuffers, locally-made goods and products, and so much more!

Seasons | Oronoco, MN

6971 East White Bridge Rd, Oronoco, MN

Seasons is an entire store dedicated to home decor for each season of the year! Open select weeks each season, you’ll find new, used, refurbished, and vintage home decor and accents to decorate for the season.


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Refill Goods – Plainview MN | photo by Twelve Ten Photography provided by Refill Goods

Refill Goods | Plainview, MN

20 1st Ave NW, Plainview, MN

With a focus on sustainable practices,  reducing plastic waste, buying secondhand, and shopping local, Refill Goods is the perfect place to find a variety of home, kitchen, and personal goods. With a large selection of goods and art made by local artists and makers, secondhand items, and bulk goods and products, you’re sure to find something for everyone (plus something for yourself!).

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Shop Adourn – Chatfield MN

Adourn | Chatfield, MN

 218 Main Street, Chatfield, MN

Adourn is a lovely home goods store in historic Chatfield, MN. Stocked with a variety of re-habbed vintage and antique furniture and accessories, handmade items by local artisans, jewelry, gift items, and more, you’re sure to find something you love!

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The Country Corn Crib – Utica MN

The Country Corn Crib | Utica, MN

26171 County Road 33, Utica, MN

Known for its incredible, ever-changing collection of hand-poured soy candles, The Country Corn Crib also specializes in seasonal items, primitive/rustic decor, furniture, art, and casual, cozy country style.


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Broadway Hive – Spring Valley, MN

Broadway Hive | Spring Valley, MN

141 North Broadway Avenue, Spring Valley, MN

Broadway Hive is a completely unique multi-space that you have to see and experience for yourself! Summarized as “Home Decor + Artisan Space + Retro + Vintage + New + Used + Art + Fashion + Community”, you’ll find Home & Decor at Beatnik Boutique, Vintage finds at Sparrow’s Closet, and a creative community space at 1895 Artisans!


Urban Artifacts | Preston, MN

117 West Fillmore Street, Preston, MN

This unique store has loads of refinished, painted or repurposed furniture and home accessories and decor. Urban Artifacts also specializes in homemade wood flags, unique barnwood and metal signs. Plus, find locally-made goat milk soaps, bath bombs, plus a variety of fun socks, kitchen towels, bags, and more.

Bee Balm Boutique | Harmony, MN

65 Main Ave N., Harmony, MN

Find gifts, locally made goods, handmade jewelry, Amish-made goods, vintage finds, home decor, plus new and gently-used consignment clothing.

E2 Boutique | Lanesboro, MN

117 Parkway Ave N., Lanesboro, MN

E2 Boutique really has something for everyone! This store in historic Lanesboro has home furnishings and decor, children’s clothing, toys, purses & bags, boots & shoes, hats, gloves, scarves, and so much more.

Paddle On Coffee & Maker Emporium | Lanesboro, MN

115 Parkway Ave N., Lanesboro, MN

Paddle On is a coffee shop that also supports local artists and makers with their Maker Emporium. Selling a variety of locally-made goods, jewelry, and more, Paddle On is community-focused every step of the way.

Johnson’s General Store | Kasson, MN

211 West Main Street, Kasson, MN

Johnson’s General Store is the place to find handmade Amish goods and products such as baskets, quilts, Amish craftsmen leather goods, woodwork, toys, bells, and more. Plus, find handmade chocolates, candles, soaps, and even items for your furry four-legged friend!

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