Lake City Minnesota tourist attractions include a beautiful historic river town located along the shoreline of Lake Pepin. Lake Pepin is the largest lake on the Mississippi River, over two miles wide and 22 miles long. It forms the natural border between Minnesota and Wisconsin and is located about 60 miles south of the Twin Cities. Lake Pepin is often described as one of the most scenic spots in North America!
Unique hotels in Lake City include the Willows on The River where every room overlooks Lake Pepin. The Sunset Motel has an outdoor heated pool, a game room and fish cleaning facility. Find the best hotel deals in and near Lake City, Minnesota
It was here in Lake City that Ralph Samuelson invented the sport of water-skiing when he strapped two eight-foot-long pine boards on his feet, and had an airplane tow him across the lake while he hung on to a clothesline rope! Replicas of those skis (the originals were broken), can be seen at the Lake City Chamber of commerce.
Made in Minnesota - Water skis and so many other amazing inventions and products have been created in Minnesota.
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Many annual festivals and events take place in Lake City. Here are some of the best:
The legend of Pepie the Lake Monster comes from numerous sightings of an unexplained creature surfacing from the depths of Lake Pepin. These sightings have taken place from both ship and shore. So far, none of these sightings has confirmed the existence of a new species! That may change in the next few years as many people try to obtain evidence of Pepie's existence! Read more about Pepie
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