Many visitors to
the Lakes Area are impressed by the close proximity and wide
variety of attractions, events and recreational opportunities.
Vacationers can enjoy a visit to a simulated mine shaft and a spin
in a miniature race car at facilities located just minutes apart.
Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
for a high-flying ride over our beautiful lakes and woods.
If you enjoy nature, the Brainerd Lakes Area is the destination for you. The lakes and trees not only present great fun each summer with an abundance of outdoor activites from water sports, to trail activites; but also exquisite scenery from the enlivening spring buds, to the lush summer trees and serene lakes, to the vibrant Minnesota fall colors.
At Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf the adventures and legends of infamous pirates come to life in our theme park-like setting. Two beautifully designed 18-hole courses, with lavish landscaping, were built specifically to provide sure enjoyment for adults and kids alike. Enter the world of 18th century pirates and putt your way through a mountain cave, over footbridges, across a pirate ship and under mystic waterfalls, but don't wake the napping pirates overhead in their hammocks!
Come and see why Pirate's Cove is nationally recognized - Discover the fun!
Visit the Franklin Art Center and meet with over 30 artists. A wide variety including pottery, stain glass, paintings and photography..
a real feel of our heritage at the Crow
Wing County Historical Society and Museum, set
in the old County Jail and Sheriff's residence. The unique building
includes exhibits about logging, American Indians, life on the
railroad and turn of the century living.
For great fun anytime of the day.
Casino Mille Lacs is the place to be. Las Vegas-style
action right in the Brainerd Lakes Area. 24 hours of gaming
fun, restaurants, children's arcade and Kid's Quest.
Our fine arts community is thriving,
thanks in part to groups like the Heartland
Symphony and Central Lakes College Theatre.
Charles A. Lindbergh's 1927 flight across the
Atlantic brought him instant fame and recognition. Now, over
75 years after the historic event that inspired an aviation
revolution, you can explore the life of this homegrown hero
- the boy from Little Falls who loved to fly. Visit the
Historic Site for hours of operation.
the days of our pioneer settlers at the Historic
Log Village in Crosslake. A turn of the
century schoolhouse, logger's shack and bunkhouse have been
restored to their original condition.
lots to see and do at Mille
Lacs Indian Museum. This Minnesota Historical
Society site features a museum and trading post. Exhibits trace
the history of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and the Four Seasons
Room contains dioramas of traditional Ojibwe life. Shop for
Indian arts and crafts in the restored 1930's trading post.
While you're exploring our history,
be sure to stop by the Minnesota
Military Museum. This museum strives to enhance
public understanding and appreciation for the significant role
played by the military in our nation's history.
For an even more unique look at
our past, visit the Minnesota
Resort Museum located at the Driftwood Family
Resort. You'll be treated to a glimpse of days gone by, plus
a gift shop and art gallery.
If it's high speed fun your looking for than look no further than Brainerd International Raceway where main events include the Lucas Oil Poweraid NHRA Nationals and the Muscle Car Shoot Out!