Historic Downtown Brainerd Walking Tour

Historic Downtown Brainerd Walking Tour


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Take in the sights of picturesque downtown Brainerd, MN. A local historian and tour guide will lead you around the charming brick buildings that align the downtown streets where you will look up, down and all around at things that will surprise and enlighten you.

Your guide will stop and talk about the significance of the buildings around town, the people who built them, and the unique historical stories surrounding them. The tour includes brief sidewalk stops at historically relevant sites. Early images of Brainerd help to bring the past to life. You will be able to compare Brainerd’s first building with today’s cityscape. Be wowed by the pieces of history still here today and inspired by the history of those that came before us.

Guided public tours are available by advance reservation – online purchase or via phone. This tour is limited to 10 people. Tour durations last approximately 90 minutes. Please dress accordingly for walking tours.

If your group is interested in a tour on a specific date and time not listed, we can accommodate your request! Please call with a minimum 7-day notice so that we can line up a tour guide to fit your schedule. There are no guarantees that a guide will be available, but we will do our best to work with you.

Visit Brainerd: 218-825-0410. All tours will start and end at Visit Brainerd.
214 S. 7th Street, Brainerd MN 56401

Tour Fees – $10
Proceeds for this tour will go towards the Brainerd History Groups legacy project of providing signage and historical markers.

All tour participants will receive a pass for free entrance into the Crow Wing County Museum, to be used at your leisure.


  • Visit Brainerd and/or the designated tour guide does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, or usefulness of any information. Individuals assume all risk and responsibility.
  • All ages and questions are welcome.
  • The tour starts indoors; most of the tour is outside. Please dress appropriately.
  • All tours happen rain or shine.


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