June Events Not to Miss
To many, the start of June means the start of summer in Minnesota. The kids get out of school, local pools and splash pads open up, community festivals kick into gear and summer baseball returns! So whether Mother Nature decides to go along with it or not, summer...
Make the Most of Your "Celebrate the Light of the World" Visit
December 2021 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...
WLA Features: Downtown New London
By Bailey Hovland The charm of small-town America is alluring. We see it romanticized on TV shows like Gilmore Girls and in almost every holiday Hallmark movie—the staple local restaurants and familiar faces everywhere you go. Yet in the Willmar Lakes Area, that small-town fantasy is a reality. The...
Current Dining Options
In need of a delicious lunch or supper, but not sure where to go? We’re here to help! The Willmar Lakes Area is home to a wide variety of places to eat and drink. Our restaurants and bars are open, following safety protocols and ready to serve you. If...
Cultural Cuisine in the Willmar Lakes Area
By Bailey Hovland Walking through the streets of downtown Willmar, you can get a sense of the diverse community living in the Willmar Lakes Area. Signs display English, Spanish, and Somali, ensuring that all people feel welcome and represented. And with such great cultural diversity, the Willmar Lakes Area...
Delicious Dishes in the Area
By Bailey Hovland For the past 22 years, I’ve been a local connoisseur in the cuisine of the Willmar Lakes Area. And I was recently tasked with selecting delicious dishes from the area; a job that I did not take lightly. There are so many local restaurants to choose...
Local Dining Options in the Willmar Lakes Area
It is approaching lunchtime and I ponder…what to have for lunch today? I realize there are so many great options to choose from in the Willmar Lakes Area. Some of our favorite local restaurants include: O’Neil’s in Spicer - this is one of my favorite places to go! They have...
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