No other vacation destination in Minnesota offers the variety of lodging accommodations to fit every size, price, location and style. Whether you feel like roughing it under the stars or staying in the lap of luxury, the Brainerd Lakes Area has just the place for you.
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From small town diners operated by the same family for over 40 years, to award-winning restaurants, family style buffets, barbecues, walleye dinners, homemade pies, ethnic foods, sushi, or steak houses – your choices are seemingly endless.
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Want to learn about what's happening in the area during your visit? You'll find a complete list of area events, festivals, celebrations, sporting events and more on our events calendar. There is something going on every day in the Brainerd Lakes Area!
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The Brainerd Lakes Area is the perfect place to come together. Not only is the area centrally located in the state of Minnesota, but it offers the finest Minnesota has to offer in year-round meeting facilities.
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Planning a trip to the Brainerd Lakes is both easy and simple. Learn how to get here, understand your transportation choices, and consider the many fun excursion options.
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Explore It. Live It. Discover the endless adventure year-round in the Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota’s premier vacation destination, only two short hours north of the Twin Cities in central Minnesota.
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Enjoy Easter Brunch at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge overlooking beautiful Bay Lake!