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Choose Your Adventure in Minnesota's Playground

Adventure awaits in Minnesota's Playground. Whether you're interested in biking, craft beer, family fun, fishing, food, golfing, hiking, hunting, or shopping—just to name a few adventures—experience it all from a centralized location in Brainerd/Baxter. Situated in the heart of lake country and nestled between the pines there is so much nature to experience. There is also a booming retail district and several well-known attractions including Brainerd International Raceway, North Central Speedway, Paul Bunyan Land Amusement Park, Safari North Wildlife Park and more.

As the official Destination Marketing Organization for Brainerd/Baxter, you'll find a wealth of information about those communities on this website. However, the Brainerd Lakes Area includes Nisswa (just 10 miles north), Cuyuna Lakes (just 15 miles east), Pequot Lakes (just 20 miles north), and Crosslake (just 30 miles northeast). Each of those communities has amazing adventures for you too and we often highlight their events and attractions. Check out the Events Calendar for all of the latest information.

Visit Brainerd represents the hotels in Brainerd/Baxter and Lum Park Campground. The hotels offer a unique blend of up-north ambiance and "Minnesota Nice" hospitality. Learn more about our 10 properties and all they offer. We do not represent the resorts but we proudly partner with the local Chambers of Commerce and many of the properties themselves. Find information about the resorts, bed and breakfasts, and other area campgrounds on the Chamber websites.

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