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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.
A royal courtyard, complete with an illuminated 17' high x 30' wide throne, fit for a family selfie greets you at the southern end of Washington Avenue on the City Beach. See the royal courtyard via the webcam. You're invited to visit during the heart of winter to see the courtyard and take part in more than a week of activities during Polar Fest. Stroll through the City Park during the evening hours to see the colorfully-lit royal courtyard, 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.

Join us for more winter fun in lakes country! Recent snowfalls beckon you to get out the snowshoes, snowmobile and skis. Call the Chamber office at 218-847-9202 for ice fishing house rentals. Detroit Mountain has a fleet of snow making machines to enhance your skiing, snowboarding and tubing adventures. Enjoy nearly 70 kilometers of cross country skiing at Maplelag Resort, north of Detroit Lakes. Maplelag Resort and Detroit Mountain have ski rentals to help you get out and enjoy the snowy landscape.

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. 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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