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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.
Winter fun is just around the corner! As temps dip, fish houses appear on area lakes. Call the Chamber office at 218-847-9202 for ice fishing house rentals to cast your line to catch a walleye or sunny. Detroit Mountain is scheduled to open Friday, November 23 for your skiing, snowboarding and tubing adventures. The holiday season brings a flurry of winter events during Light up the Lakes, including the brightly-lit Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on December 13. Plan a visit during the heart of winter for more than a week of wintery activities during Polar Fest. A must is strolling through the City Park during the evening hours after February 9 to see the colorfully-lit ice sculptures, snow sculptures and sledding hill. See our Calendar of Events for family activities in the Detroit Lakes area. If you're looking for indoor entertainment, the season of shows is underway at the Historic Holmes Theatre.

Bringing your pooch with you to Detroit Lakes? Let them run in the new Dog Park at 1023 10th Avenue SE in Detroit Lakes! Enjoy the great outdoors at a park or refuge. Share some memorable times with friends while enjoying shopping and dining at many specialty shops and local fare eateries in the Detroit Lakes area. Bring your binocs and bird in Detroit Lakes and along the Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail. 

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 (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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