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Why Willmar Destination Playground is a Central Minnesota Must-See

Why Willmar Destination Playground is a Central Minnesota Must-See By Lindsay Hindman Willmar, Minnesota's central location makes it a great place to stop along the way to and from tons of great Minnesota destinations like Park Rapids, Itasca State Park, St Cloud, Bemidji, and other cities, lakes, parks, and rural...

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July - A Month Full of Music, Festivals and FUN!

Summer is the perfect time to experience a plethora of events and festivals in the Willmar Lakes Area. There's something for every age with a Kid's Night during the Spicer 4th of July Celebration to a Melvin's Throwback event complete with the party band Boogie Wonderland. We also...

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A Fun & Busy September

Whether we want to admit it or not, fall is fast approaching. Soon, the kids will be back in school, the after school activities will begin as well as the wide variety of school and activity fundraisers. But even though we might be moving into a more routine...

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Events and Festivals for the Month of July

Plan a summer getaway to the Willmar Lakes Area around one of these events and festivals coming up. Pack your bag and get ready for a weekend of fun! Here are some of the events we'd like to highlight this month: July 1 - Prinsburg's 4th of July Celebration Join the...

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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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