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Lanesboro Minnesota tourist attractions and vacations will take you to the most popular southern Minnesota tourist destination.

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Tiny Lanesboro Minnesota is one of the most charming Minnesota vacation destinations.

Set in the Root River Valley, and framed by limestone bluffs, Lanesboro offers some of southeast Minnesota's loveliest scenery.

Book the Perfect Lanesboro Bed & Breakfast Inn a near the areas best attractions.

A USA Today article stated: "If you're looking for a Midwest Shangri-La, this is it: An idyllic valley (Root River Valley) with a Brigadoon-like village at its heart,"

The author continues -  "The main pastimes here are relaxing at the many bed-and-breakfasts, biking the riverside rail-trail system and deciding what to try at the famous pie shop in tiny nearby Whalan. ~10 Great Places to Discover Midwest Charm, 6/2/2005

Outside Magazine designated Lanesboro as a "Top 20 Dream Town".

Lanesboro B&Bs, Vacation Rentals and Hotels are all near the areas best attractions.

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If you are planning a romantic Lanesboro Minnesota vacation, be sure to book your lodgings as far ahead as possible. This popular area of Minnesota draws visitors in all four seasons of the year.

Though there are lots of hotels, historic bed and breakfast inns and cottages in and around Lanesboro you may find it difficult to find lodgings on a summer weekend.

Check in with the Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce for a last-minute Lanesboro getaway. They can tell you what is available. Several nearby small towns offer some nice accomodations as well.

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Lanesboro Minnesota Tourist Attractions for Families

Lanesboro Minnesota Vacations

Museums, the arts and Minnesota wildlife are all attractions here. The Lanesboo Historical Museum is the place to see the woodcarvings of local barber Hans Olson.

The Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center and the Lanesboro Fish Hatchery both have free admission. Take a short hike from the Eagle Bluff location to one of the most stunning overlooks of the Root River.

Minnesota Vacation Rentals can be a wonderful choice for a family vacation, family reunion or group getaway. Many of them are located on lakes in our top vacation destinations.

Lanesboro offers some of the best scenery in Southern Minnesota, biking trails that rival any in the country and streams where trophy trout are regularly caught.

See a play at the Commonweal Theater, experience the art of local artists at the Cornucopia Art Center, listen to music on the patio on summer evenings at Riverside on the Root. Explore the "old order" way of life with tours of the Amish settlements in the area.

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Some favorites include Riverside on the Root where you can sit outdoors and, on summer evenings, listen to music.

Pedal Pushers Cafe offers a typical American menu and some amazing desserts.

Don't miss the Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe.

Visit Harmony Minnesota for amazing shopping, a cave visit and Amish tours.

All of Lanesboro's downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Lanesboro is on our list of 10 Best Vacation Spots.

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A Few More Lanesboro, Minnesota Vacation Ideas:

Visit Amish farms and shops with Bluffscape Amish Tours. 

Enjoy Lanesoboro Festivals including the annual Rhubarb Festival in June and Buffalo Bill Days in August.


Minnesota State Parks Near Lanesboro

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park  - How to Get to Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park: Drive north from Preston on Lafayette Freeway for 1 mile to County Road 16. Turn left and drive for 8 miles. Turn left onto Township Road 349. Drive 1 mile, then take the second left onto Township Road 347. Drive for 2.5 miles to County Road 118 and turn right. The park office is 1.3 miles ahead.  

Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota: Lake Louise State Park > Myre Big Island State Park > Beaver Creek Valley State Park  

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More about  romantic Lanesboro's appeal to couples.

Visit Lanesboro in June for the annual Rhubarb Festival

Check our page of Rhubarb Recipes!

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