There is an endless variety of things to do in Brainerd. Outdoor adventures include fishing and boating, world-class golfing, and some of the country’s best biking trails. Fun facts: there are more than 450 lakes in Crow Wing County and more than 450 holes of golf within 30 miles of Brainerd.

Brainerd is an excellent family vacation destination. In addition to the outdoor adventures, there are amusement parks, game shops, go-kart tracks, mini golf courses, public beaches, a wildlife park, a zipline tour, and three waterparks.

Looking for arts and culture options? In the Brainerd-area there is a county museum, military museum, pioneer village and railroad museum. There are a variety of public art pieces and murals in downtown Brainerd and a thriving regional art, music, and theater scene.

As the economic center of the region, Baxter and Brainerd boast a variety of shopping options. From cleverly tucked away boutiques and specialty shops, to national retail chains, there are treasures to be found.

Brainerd also has a growing makers scene. From traveling art classes, to DIY wood-working and candle-making, there are several fun ways to experience Brainerd in a totally different way.

Upcoming Events

  1. Central Roadracing Association

    August 12 - August 14
  2. Lakes Area Farmer’s Market – Baxter

    August 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  3. A CLCPAC Event – Family Movie Night – Frozen

    August 12 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
  4. Tour the Historic Sheriff’s Residence

    August 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am