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Brainerd Lakes

Get Lost and Find Yourself

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Brainerd Lakes

Get Lost and Find Yourself

Welcome to the Brainerd lakes Area

Get Lost in the Adventure

Nestled in the center of Minnesota, you’ll find us easy to get to but hard to leave. With small-town charm and set along some of the most popular lakes in Minnesota, we’re the quintessential lake destination. It’s a place to get lost in the moment and find yourself in the present.

Enjoy miles of biking, hiking, and off-road adventure trails. Zip down a waterslide at one of our indoor waterparks. Take a boat cruise. Listen to live music. Reel in a big one. Shop local in Brainerd, Nisswa, Crosslake, and Pequot Lakes. Experience the beauty of the Brainerd Lakes.

August 18–21, 2022

Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

The fastest show on Earth returns to Brainerd this weekend! Here’s what you get: The world’s best drag racers, the fastest cars, the most insane race fans anywhere, and an experience like no other. 


We're here year-round for vacation fun.


There's always something happening in the BLA.


Pull up a chair lakeside - you won't regret it.


You'll find cute boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops.

Things to do

Find new ways to explore.

Get the Guide

Explore Brainerd Lakes like a local and find all the area hot spots. Discover our resorts, dining, recreation, and things to do. This guide will help you make the most of your vacation.

Vacation Deals & Discounts

Find deals and discounts across the Brainerd Lakes Area that will save you some serious cash when you plan your trip to the BLA. Find specials on lodging, dining, activities and more!

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Travel like a pro

Live where you play.

We’re a region made up of several communities; Brainerd/Baxter, Crosslake, Cuyuna Lakes, Pequot Lakes, and Nisswa. Each has its own character and charm. Yet we’re all connected by our abundant resources, strong businesses, and the spirit of our people.

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