Many visitors to the Lakes Area are impressed by the close proximity and wide variety of attractions, events and recreational opportunities. Vacationers can enjoy a visit to a simulated mine shaft and a spin in a miniature race car at facilities located just minutes apart.

If you enjoy nature, the Train Bell Resort is the destination for you. The lakes and trees not only present great fun each summer with an abundance of outdoor activities from water sports, to trail activities; but also exquisite scenery from the enlivening spring buds, to the lush summer trees and serene lakes, to  the vibrant Minnesota fall colors.








Wildwedge Mini Golf is 18 holes of the most challenging and fun mini golf you will find anywhere. They have waterfalls, streams and ponds throughout with more fun stuff being added everyday. Check out the lights on the mini golf course; it is now open after dark Memorial Weekend through Labor Day! 2010, marked the addition of even more fun at Wildwedge with the opening of their new Amazing Mystery Maze!

Amazing Mystery Maze
is a nearly 10,000 square foot human maze, built out wood panels–that’s approximately 1/3 mile of pathways and over 450 wooden panels of amazing, mysterious maze fun!

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
the adventures and legends of infamous pirates come to life in our theme park-like setting. Two beautifully designed 18-hole courses, with lavish landscaping, were built specifically to provide sure enjoyment for adults and kids alike. Enter the world of 18th century pirates and putt your way through a mountain cave, over footbridges, across a pirate ship and under mystic waterfalls, but don’t wake the napping pirates overhead in their hammocks! Come and see why Pirate’s Cove is nationally recognized – Discover the fun!

Get a real feel of our heritage at the Crow Wing County Historical Society and Museum, set in the old County Jail and Sheriff’s residence. The unique building includes exhibits about logging, American Indians, life on the railroad and turn of the century living.

For great fun anytime of the day. Grand Casino Mille Lacs is the place to be. Las Vegas-style action right in the North Long Lake. 24 hours of gaming fun, restaurants, children’s arcade and Kid’s Quest.

Our fine arts community is thriving, thanks in part to groups like the Heartland Symphony and Central Lakes College Theatre.

Charles A. Lindbergh’s 1927 flight across the Atlantic brought him instant fame and recognition. Now, over 75 years after the historic event that inspired an aviation revolution, you can explore the life of this homegrown hero – the boy from Little Falls who loved to fly. Visit the Charles Lindbergh Historic Site for hours of operation.

Remember the days of our pioneer settlers at the Historic Log Village in Crosslake. A turn of the century schoolhouse, logger’s shack and bunkhouse have been restored to their original condition.

There’s lots to see and do at Mille Lacs Indian Museum. This Minnesota Historical Society site features a museum and trading post. Exhibits trace the history of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and the Four Seasons Room contains dioramas of traditional Ojibwe life. Shop for Indian arts and crafts in the restored 1930’s trading post.

While you’re exploring our history, be sure to stop by the Minnesota Military Museum. This museum strives to enhance public understanding and appreciation for the significant role played by the military in our nation’s history.

For an even more unique look at our past, visit the Minnesota Resort Museum located at the Driftwood Family Resort. You’ll be treated to a glimpse of days gone by, plus a gift shop and art gallery.