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"The 412 Lakes Area"

Enjoy Detroit Lakes Minnesota vacations along the mile long sugar sand city beach and adjacent City Park. This town is one of the state's most popular summer destinations.

Detroit Lakes Minnesota Tourist Attractions

Fishing, swimming and water sports are primary attractions for the thousands of visitors who make Detroit Lakes their favorite Minnesota vacation destination. The Chamber of Commerce calls this the "412 Lakes Area."

More than 50 resorts can be found in and around the town. Some cater to visitors who come for the fishing and others focus on family fun which, of course, may also include fishing.

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Fair Hills Resort is a family resort that is open from May through September. Fair Hills is a popular family reunion resort that offers cozy cabins, many choices for recreation, great food and fun entertainment.

Some people refer to Fair Hills as "summer camp for the whole family." Enjoy your family while paddle boating, swimming, canoeing, fishing, sailing, power-boating, water-skiing and golfing. Or just relax and enjoy!

The Lodge on Lake Detroit is an upscale hotel in which all of the rooms face the beach. The northwoods lodge decor, grand piano in the lobby and onsite "Spa Within" are added attractions. Relax on the beach. Use the paddle boats and kayaks or make S'Mores in the firepits. A tasty complimentary breakfast is available as well as a small bar onsite that includes a bistro menu.

The Holland House is owned by the same people as the Lodge on the Lake. You can't miss by choosing this hotel.

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Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn also located on the beach. Ask for a lakeside room to enjoy the views. This hotel has been in Detroit Lakes for a long time and is newly remodeled. Eat in the onsite Ice House Restaurant; enjoy a drink in the bar; swim in the pool.

Detroit Lakes, with its 412 lakes, is surrounded by resorts of all sizes. Here is a listing of some of the most popular Detroit Lakes, Minnesota resorts.


Detroit Lakes Minnesota Tourist Attractions

Things to Do in Detroit Lakes

Hang out on the city beach. If you want to get out on the water you can rent a boat at the marina. McLaughlin's RV and Marine on Highway 59 also rents boats, RVs, ATVs and snowmobiles. 

See why the beach in Detroit Lakes is on our list of Top 10 Minnesota Beaches.

Seven miles west of Detroit Lakes, on Highway 34, you can go tubing on the Ottertail River. Rent equipment at KK Tubing or Charlie's Ottertail Tubing.

Play mini golf at the course near the city beach; go just a bit south of town to Go Putt n Bump for mini golf, batting cages, go carts and bumper boats. The Detroit Lakes Community Center has courts, weights and a pool with a waterslide.

The Historic Holmes Theater showcases arts events, comedy revues, and classical and pop concerts. The Becker County Museum is the place to learn about the area's Native American and pioneer history.

Plan your Detroit Lakes Minnesota vacations to participate in the Northwest Water Carnival in early July or WeFest in August.

Your winter Detroit Lakes Minnesota vacations might include some time spent at Maplelag about 20 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Little Sugarbush Lake. You will enjoy cross-country skiing at one of Minnesota's best winter resorts.

Detroit Lakes Restaurants

Zorba's on the beach of course for pizza and other tasty food. Hotel Shoreham is a gathering place for summer residents as well as locals. Wonderful mix of funky decor and really great food. The Fireside Supper Club is the traditional "date night" restaurant or place to go for an upscale dinner. You'll enjoy the decor and great food at the Speak Easy Restaurant & Lounge. If you want the best enchildas in northern Minnesota, Miquel's is the place.

For great coffee and the best soups and sandwiches in town, go to La Barista inside the Washington Street Mall. Also check out the coffee shop in the White Earth Transit Station (the old train depot).

Explore nearby towns in the surrounding area on your Detroit Lakes Minnesota vacations:

There has always...at least in my lifetime...been a ski hill on Detroit Mountain.

I know because that's where I learned to ski as a young teen.

There was a simple rope pull to get us to the top of the hill back then.

How things have changed!

"The mountain" now features a beautiful new chalet, sophisticated equipment and a mountain of fun. Many music acts and other special performances are hosted at Detroit Mountain throughout the year.

Here is our son and granddaughter reveling in their first outing at Detroit Mountain. 

Cool Adventures Article About Detroit Mountain




Detroit Lakes Water Carnival

Family Float in the Detroit Lakes Water Carnival

State Parks Near Detroit Lakes Minnesota

Buffalo River State Park - How to Get to Buffalo River State Park: Go 14 miles east of Moorhead on U. S. Highway 10 and follow the signs to the park.  

Maplewood State Park - How to Get to Maplewood State Park Drive 7 miles east of Pelican Rapids on State Highway 108. This is the only entrance to the park.   

Itasca State Park - Driving Directions: Drive 23 miles north of Park Rapids on U.S. Highway 71 to get to the south entrance to the park. Or, drive 30 miles south from Bemidji on U.S. Highway 71, then 1/10 of a mile north on Highway 200 to reach the east entrance to the park. The north entrance to the park is 21 miles south of Bagley on State Highway 92/State Highway 200.  

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