Travel Information Center affiliate with free state maps and brochures as well as community information. Public restrooms. Open Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm.
Detroit Lakes is located in the heart of lakes country, with more than 400 lakes within 25 miles. Recreational opportunities abound, as well as nature, the arts, dining, shopping, attractions and events:
Sink your toes in our mile-long city beach, Mountain bike trails at Detroit Mountain, Hunt for 30 hand-decorated sunfish sculptures, Find 275 different birds along the Pine to Prairie Birding Trail, Explore Lake Country Scenic Byway attractions, Cast a line for game and pan fish, and trophy-size muskie! Grab the clubs - 8 area golf greens, 3 mini-golf. Experience the great outdoors - 60 miles to Itasca State Park with Mississippi headwaters, 30 miles to Buffalo River and Maplewood State Parks, and nearby Tamarac and Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuges Splash! Catch the sun and breeze by boating, sailing, tubing, waterskiing and scuba diving. Local to International talent at the 800-seat Historic Holmes Theatre. Family fun at the amusement park and Community Center pool. Hours of shopping, from antiques to flea market, specialty shops to malls and discount supercenters. Hungry? Try local fare, fast food and fine dining.
Winter fun: Detroit Lakes is your ski destination! Ski, tube and snowboard at the new Detroit Mountain. Cross country ski at Maplelag Resort, Detroit Mountain and public trails. More than 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, plus ice fishing and snowshoeing. Join monthly festivals and events.
Family-friendly hotels, motels, resort cabins and campgrounds. Want to get away from the hubbub of daily life? Hold your next conference in scenic lake country. Facilities to accommodate groups of 10-350. Detroit Lakes is conveniently located three hours from the Twin Cities or Canadian border and 45 minutes from Fargo-Moorhead.
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- Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Parade Party at 5pm at Holmes Street and Washington Avenue crossing; Christmas music, a cup of hot chocolate, s'mores and fire pits lure tourists and locals into the Christmas spirit. Parade begins at 5:30 pm travels north on Lake Avenue, turns east onto Frazee and north again on Washington Ave. Brilliantly lit floats pass by, each with creative use of Christmas lights.
On the first Saturday in February the Midnite Riders hold the Old Timers Classic. This fun run is geared for snowmobiles 25 years and older and has judging in many different classes. After the judging concludes the fun ride begins. The ride is a 40 mile loop that makes a total of 8 stops at local businesses. We start at the Lake Park Liquor Store, from there we have the following establishments sponsoring the run that you may stop at. Audubon Liquor, Pit 611, Cormorant Sportman's Club, Randy's on Lake Eunice, Cormorant Pub, Cormorant Inn, Tri-Lake Roadhouse and then back to Lake Park Liquor Store. Each establishment has prize drawings. To qualify for these prize drawings you simply buy a raffle ticket at the run which gives you chances to win any of the prizes. We also give a grand prize away. This run is used to support our trail system.
Ten days packed with events to celebrate winter! Many events are Free!
The annual Poles 'N Holes Fishing Derby kicks off Polar Fest. Take the plunge into Detroit Lake (or cheer on the jumpers), run the Freeze Your Buns 5K and watch the spectacular frozen fireworks at the beach! More fun events include Ice Tee Golf Tourney, Theatre performances, curling bonspiels, hockey tourneys and Polaritaville dance!