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Welcome to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

700 Summit Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501   

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 wedding, or a pampered rest we have something for you.

Our essential businesses, lodging accommodations and retail stores are open for business. We're Open! Food and Beverage businesses in the Detroit Lakes area are providing call in and online ordering, drive through and curbside pick up, as well as delivery. You may still get your favorite foods and help support these businesses while under social distancing practices. Look for restaurants and bars to reopen June 1. 

Minnesota Governor Walz signed an executive order outlining sensible steps Minnesotans and the state government can take to protect citizens by slowing the spread of COVID-19.  Please take the time to educate yourself on routine precautions to make CDC fact based travel decisions and follow Minnesota Department of Health guidance and precautions. If you or someone you know is in the Detroit Lakes area and needs a COVID-19 test, they may receive it free by clicking Online E-visit at or look for testing locations in MN.

Two ways to avoid the spread of COVID-19 is to avoid crowds and distance yourself from others. Detroit Lakes is located in Greater MN and has thousands of acres of nature to get outdoors at a park or refuge

For activities in Detroit Lakes, see the Calendar of Events. Enjoy fresh air with your pooch at our dog park at 1023 10th Avenue SE in Detroit Lakes. Bring your binocs and bird in Detroit Lakes and along the Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail. Detroit Lakes has several warm accommodations to fit your stay.

Take advantage of our Minnesota vacation and shopping coupons offered by Detroit Lakes area businesses. You'll get great deals on everything from lodging at top Minnesota resorts, hotels and motels to dining and shopping. 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  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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