New Ulm is famous for it's German culture in the midst of Scandinavian Minnesota. Cousin Julie and I visited the Schell's Brewery. At $3, the tour is one of the best bargains ever. This brewery is the 2nd oldest family owned brewery in the country and has been in business for about 140 years. During Prohibition it bottled root beer, which is still made. The grounds are beautiful even this late in the season, with flowers and peacocks. We only saw one peacock and he was perched above a window.
The beer sampling was fun and probably provided $3 worth of beer. I think we tasted 6 or 7 different brews. And I also sampled the root beer.