Things To Do

Bundle Up. Hit the Trails. Drop a Line. It's all here for you to do.

We’re a nature-lovers paradise. Tee off on one of our nationally recognized golf courses. Feel the rumble of high-powered race cars. Cruise one of our abundant lakes at sunset. Traverse miles of rugged mountain bike switchbacks. Bike the longest paved trail in Minnesota. Reel in a big catch. Listen to the loons’ eerie wail. You can do as much—or as little—as you want while here.

Recreation & Sports

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  • The Brainerd Lakes area's most popular resort destination featuring vacation packages, 63 holes of golf including The Classic, 5 restaurants, miles of shoreline on Gull Lake, kid's camp, and The Spa at Madden's.
  • (218) 829-2811
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  • Grand Casino Mille Lacs overlooks the shores of Lake Mille Lacs, in the heart of Minnesota's finest vacationland. While you're with us, enjoy excitement, entertainment, and plenty of casino action.
  • (320) 532-7777
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  • Swashbuckling fun for the whole family! Putt your way through mountain caves, over footbridges and beneath cascading waterfalls on two challenging, 18-hole courses.
  • (218) 828-9002
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  • Endless recreation, family fun, beach bonfires, giant indoor pool, sports complex, NEW villas, cabins, hotel-style rooms, and suites—all overlooking Gull Lake.
  • (888) 873-0161
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  • In 2004 Paul Bunyan Land amusement park was added to the Pioneer Village. Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox, rides, and attractions are now located six miles East of Brainerd on State Highway 18.
  • (218) 764-2524
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