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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.
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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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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.