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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.

Have you tried ice fishing in the Detroit Lakes area? It's a fun pastime for those of us living in Northwest Minnesota and you can experience ice fishing with a house rentals.  Cedar Crest Resort on White Earth Lake, Rainbow Resort on Little Bemidji Lake and Whaley's Resort  on Many Point Lake offer fish house rentals. 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. 

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.

Detroit Lakes is a winter destination for Minnesota cross country skiing at Maplelag Resort and Rainbow Resort, as well as public trails. Until the Detroit Lakes area gets more snow, visitors at Maplelag Resort are having winter fun hiking trails, ice skating and kick sledding on the lake. More than 250 miles of snowmobile trails in the Detroit Lakes area link to trails in every direction for hours of sledding and pubs for a big tasty burger!

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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