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.
The Becker County Fair exhibits the up and coming talent of Becker County. Come observe the variety of photographs, crafts, critters, and other talent displayed at the fair. Enjoy that once-a-year splurge of nutritious fair food. This is a don't miss experience.
Open to the public, come browse boats from 1991 and earlier displayed in the parking lot by the Holiday Inn. Free admission.
If you have a boat to display free of charge, contact the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Drive your vintage vehicle to scenic Detroit Lakes on a warm, summer evening. Let the gentle breeze tousle through your hair as you renew acquaintances and meet new friends while perusing the collection of restored vehicles. Stop by one of our lakeside eateries to satisfy your appetite and quench your thirst.
Nearly 200 bird species recorded annually during the spring bird migration in a unique transition zone of tall-grass prairie, northern hardwood and conifer forests, and wetlands. Field trips, workshops, socials. Featured presenters include keynote David Sibley on Psychology of Bird Identification, Ernesto Reyes on Birds of Cuba, Carrol Henderson on effects of bp oil spill on Common Loons, Doug Buri workshop on 10 step method to get your dream bird. Key species: Greater Prairie Chicken, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Golden-winged Warbler, Bobolink, LeConte's Sparrow, American Woodcock, Trumpeter Swan, Sedge Wren. Online program/registration.
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.