Brainerd, Minnesota's Playground

Brainerd is Minnesota’s most famous natural playground, home to Paul Bunyan Land in addition to Events like the world Famous Ice Fishing Extravaganza, Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Country Sampler Picnic, Arts in the Park, Street Fest on Seventh and many more events throughout the year.

Over 460 lakes & rivers gives you world class multi species fishing which is why Brainerd is home to the Minnesota Fishing Hall Of Fame and multiple fishing legends. This much water offers an endless opportunity for watersports of all kinds including waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, or just a leisurely boat ride through our scenic lakes.

Brainerd is home to dozens of beautiful world class golf courses giving you endless opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the lakes area while playing your favorite game. For those who enjoy a little higher octane in their day Brainerd hosts two race tracks.

Brainerd International Raceway offers nascar style racing and exciting drag racing while North Central Speedway serves up adrenaline pumping dirt track racing either of which guarantee a great time for racing fans of all ages.

Brainerd also offers great shopping, excellent dining on and off the water and staying in Brainerd or Baxter MN gives you centralized access to all that the lakes area has to offer. This is just a sampler of what awaits you in the Brainerd lakes area so come visit us. We can’t wait to see you!