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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.

The Detroit Lakes area received about 8 inches of snow November 30. With snow and lakes iced over, winter activities are underway in Detroit Lakes! Detroit Mountain is open for the season with skiing, snowboarding, tubing and fat biking. Maplelag Resort opens to the public December 13 for cross county skiing and fat biking.
Live music, concerts, open houses and craft making will get you in the Christmas spirit during Detroit Lakes Light Up the Lakes events. You'll see Santa and hear rockin' holiday tunes when the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolls into the railroad crossings at Holmes and State Streets at 2:30 pm, Friday December 13. See the November and December schedule of Light up the Lakes events and full Calendar of Events for family activities in the Detroit Lakes area.

Bringing your pooch with you to Detroit Lakes? Let them run in the 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, boutiques 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. Take a look at downtown Detroit Lakes via the WDAY webcam.

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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