Discover Waseca


Welcome to Waseca, MN!

Waseca Aerial Town Picture

Located in the heart of southern Minnesota, the city of Waseca offers a unique blend of hometown hospitality, rich history and modern day convenience.  Nestled between Clear and Loon Lake, Waseca was incorporated as a village in 1868.  “Waseca” is a Dakota Indian word meaning “rich in provisions”.  As you visit Waseca you will notice historic homes that peek from behind stately, century-old trees, quiet streets that wrap around city parks and ball fields, and the 1897 Courthouse that still stands proudly as a reminder of our city’s early beginnings.

Waseca is known for our comfortable and friendly atmosphere.  Just one hour south of all the big-city conveniences of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, located 13 miles west of Owatonna, 25 miles east of Mankato, and 58 miles west of Rochester.  The city is located at the crossroads of State Highway 13 and US Highway 14.  Waseca is a vibrant community of 9,410 people comfortably nestled between two beautiful lakes.

As our community grows, so do our cultural opportunities.  Our community is blessed with the abundant natural beauty of our lakes, a nature reserve, a vibrant main street, and stately historic homes.  In this setting the arts and humanities are flourishing.  We are proud of our History Center, Waseca Arts Center and Public Library.

Recreational opportunities abound as well.  We have fifteen beautiful city parks offering a variety of activities, including picnic areas, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, ball fields, playground equipment, biking and hiking trails.

City Hall
508 South State Street
Waseca, MN  56093