Explore All Central Minnesota
The Heart of Minnesota
Discover a land of pristine lakes and wooded hills, with miles of trails to explore by foot or bike in summer, or by snowshoe, snowmobile or fat bike in winter.
Central Minnesota is dotted with crystalline lakes, rivers and streams, perfect for fishing, boating, paddling and waterskiing. The region is also a notable golf destination, with over 70 scenic courses crafted by top designers. In the area’s cities and towns, discover bustling main streets and abundant entertainment, shopping and dining. Plus, find museums and historic sites devoted to everything from aviator Charles Lindbergh and novelist Sinclair Lewis to Ojibwe Indian culture.
Here, you can fill up on fresh air and make priceless memories; don’t be surprised if this magical place keeps calling you back.
A Dam Fun City
Enjoy outdoor recreation, charming gardens, historic districts and more.Read More
Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway
For a memorable Minnesota getaway, explore the pretty lakes, small towns, prairies and woodlands of Central Minnesota’s Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway. Wineries, waterside restaurants and plenty of resorts and inns make it easy to disconnect from the distractions of daily life.Read More
From short par 3s to championship courses, Central Minnesota has an abundance of “driving” destinations.Read More
This region includes Minnesota’s longest paved bike trail, a nationally acclaimed mountain bike area and trails that take riders through sweeping forests into tourist towns.Read More
Fishing, Paddling and More
In Central Minnesota, water melds with every vacation desire, from dreamy naps on the dock and daybreak swims to pontoon parties and full-throttle speedboat thrills.Read More
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