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Welcome to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

700 Summit Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501   
218-847-9202 or 800-542-3992

As our name implies, this is lake country. We have more than 400 lakes within 25 miles of Detroit Lakes in northwest Minnesota. Whether you are looking for a nature getaway, an active family vacation, a memorable conference or a pampered rest, we have something for you.

Are you ready to celebrate the winter season? Please join us for Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes, February 6-16! Someone will win $10,000 in the Poles 'N Holes Fishing Derby on Detroit Lake Saturday, February 7, so get your fishing poles ready! Feeling daring, or maybe benevolent? Then consider taking the Polar Fest Plunge that benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes! Ice Tea Golf, Freeze Your Buns 5K run, Polar Explorer Lonnie Dupre, Frozen Fireworks, plus oodles of other fun Polar Fest events to enjoy in Detroit Lakes!

Experience the thrill of Minnesota downhill skiing, tubing and snowboarding in the Terrain Park at Detroit Mountain Recreation Area! Snowmaking machines provide several inches of the white stuff for recreational fun. Mountain biking trails will open Spring 2015.

If you are looking to relax this winter, try a Detroit Lakes getaway to experience the thrill of Minnesota ice fishing. Ice house rentals are available at Cedar Crest Resort on White Earth Lake, Rainbow Resort on Little Bemidji Lake and Whaley's Resort  on Many Point Lake. In Detroit Lakes, Wicks Fishhouses rents fish houses on Little Detroit Lake and Outlet Recreation will set you up with a posh Ice Castle Fish house on Detroit Lake. See the fishing report for ideas on bait and depths to catch fish. 

Take advantage of our Minnesota vacation and shopping coupons! You'll get great deals on everything from lodging at top Minnesota resorts to dining and shopping. Coupons are offered by Detroit Lakes area businesses. Find out about our local businesses and job opportunities in our directories.

Follow us on facebook and twitter to catch up on the latest happenings around the community! Find the perfect lodging on our interactive maps. Search for events on our calendar. The more you search, the more you'll discover there’s something to do year round, from our unique events (WE Fest) to interesting landmarks (a mile-long sand beach) to great shopping and lodging opportunities. See how fun lakes country is by viewing our videos and online Visitor Guide!

Enjoy your web site adventures. We look forward to seeing you at the lakes – Detroit Lakes, Minnesota! 


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