Unique Brainerd Attractions:

Minnesota Fall Colors
The Brainerd Lakes area is famous for it’s amazing fall scenery and brilliantly colored paths along the lake shores.

Northland Arboretum
Hiking, cross-country skiing, gardens, picnics, and educational opportunities on 600 acres in the heart of the Lakes Area.
Brainerd, MN 56401

Paul Bunyan Trail
This 120-mile paved trail winds past 21 lakes, four rivers and many streams on its journey north from Brainerd to Bemidji. Enjoy hiking, biking, in-line skating, and in the winter, snowmobiling.

Stables & Horseback riding:

Blackhoof Ranch
21259 County Rd 128
Ironton, Mn 56455

Outback Trail Rides
provides a full day of equestrian fun. Try 1-hour, 2-hour, 1/2-day, or full-day guided rides through nature. We have over 50 horses at our ranch, mostly American Quarter Horses and cater specifically to Western Pleasure trail riding. In addition to trail rides, Outback offers riding lessons and boarding.

12210 Pillsbury Forest Rd. SW
Pillager, MN 56472

Pine River Riding Stable
Take a trail ride at Pine River Riding Stable where you can ride horse on the numerous trails winding along the Pine River. Keep your eyes open for a glimpse of wildlife and unique birds. Be sure to stop by the Petting Zoo where you’ll find a variety of animals to play with and feed.

Located 4 miles West of Pine River off County Rd 2
Pine River, MN 56474-5015

Calendar of Events for Brainerd MN

Arts & Theater:

Franklin Art Center

Heartland Symphony

Movie Theaters 
If you’re up for a movie while you’re in the Lakes Area, you can catch the latest movie releases at a number of area cinemas.

Mini Golf & Family Fun:

Bump N Putt Family Fun
Highway 371 N
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Crosslake Mini Golf & Driving Range
HC 83 Box 106
Crosslake, MN 56442

Nisswa Family Fun Center
Cool down with a 400-foot waterslide, hot tubs, and Minnesota’s only roller blade track and hockey rink. Now boasting a rock-climbing wall and a few select rides that used to reside at the Paul Bunyan Amusement Center.

Hwy 371 & County Rd. 77
Nisswa, MN 56468

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

3995 Hwy 371 N
Brainerd, MN 56401

Northland Kart Kountry
Northland Kart Kountry family fun park has something for all ages! Our friendly staff provide a clean, safe environment for your family to play! Go Karts, Batting Cages, Water Wars, Bungee Bounce, Mini Golf, Jump Shot, Bumper Boats, Climbing Wall, Arcade Games and even a Snack Shack!! Racing-RAIN OR SHINE!

Brainerd Zip Line Tour
Zip line the Brainerd Lakes Area! Located on beautiful Mount Ski Gull our zip lines showcase 15 mile views of the Lakes area. Join our professional guides for an experience of a lifetime as you zip our 7 lines, traverse our suspension bridge and test your nerves on our optional 50 foot free fall jump!

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Three Bears Lodge Water & Theme Park
The areas largest indoor waterp ark includes two 300′ slides, lazy river, activity pool, 1000 gallon water dumping bucket, two hot tubs, snack bar and large arcade.

Paul Bunyan Land and This Old Farm Museum
7344 Hwy 18 East
Brainerd, MN 56401

Wildwedge Golf & Mini Golf
Hwy 371 & County Rd 16
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472


Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Phone: 218-824-7223
Toll Free: 866-444-4455
Fax: 218-824-7240

North Central Speedway
Located south of Brainerd, this is dirt-track racing at its best!
Hwy. 371 South
Brainerd, MN 56401


Northern Lights Casino
Visit us 24 hours a day for non-stop gaming action.
Walker, MN 56484


Grand Casino Mille Lacs
HC 67 Box 240
Onamia, MN 56359

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