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12 Must See Summer Attractions

The Willmar Lakes Area is a land full of diverse culture, outdoor adventures, family fun, history, boutique shopping, unique restaurants and so much more. With so many amazing opportunities, how do you know what to see while you’re here? Well, that’s what we’re here for! At the Willmar...

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Explore the Outdoors in June

June is the perfect month to spend lots of time outdoors in Minnesota. The Willmar Lakes Area is full of outdoor activities and adventures you're sure to love! Let's start with Sibley State Park. One of Minnesota’s top 20 attractions, Sibley provides access to 2,900 acres of colorful prairies,...

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Gift Mom a Spa Experience this Mother's Day

Moms do not get enough credit. Whether they’re working moms who extend their 40-hour work week to help with late night math homework or stay-at-home mothers who dedicate a vast majority of their time to their kids (hello PTA meetings, baseball games, and field trip chaperoning). Mothers work...

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Fresh Snow = Lots of FUN!

There's nothing quite like a winter in Minnesota, especially after a big snowstorm! The Willmar Lakes Area was recently blessed with plenty of snowfall and locals and visitors alike are excited to get out and enjoy it while it's here! One of the most popular winter activities in Minnesota...

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Make the Most of Your "Celebrate the Light of the World" Visit

Does one of your holiday traditions include checking out the holiday lights in the neighborhood? Why not expand on that and plan a trip to see the “Celebrate the Light of the World” Christmas light display in the Willmar Lakes Area? This free event is so popular that...

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5 Ways to Stay Cool this Summer!

Minnesota, known for being a colder state, sure doesn't get the respect it deserves for the heat it can bring in the summer months. When the temperature gets into the 90's and the humidity soars over 50 percent, you'll find yourself searching for a way to stay cool....

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Summer Camping in the Willmar Lakes Area

If you are looking for a camping experience that will leave you counting the days until you can return, look no further than the many beautiful campgrounds in the Willmar Lakes Area. Kandiyohi County has 5 County Parks that you can camp and recreate at. Each park has its...

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The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

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Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

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