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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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Rainy Day Adventures: Top Activities to Brighten Up Your Day

As much as we'd all like to have warm and sunny days every day of the year, that's just not realistic. So if you're looking for something fun to do on a rainy day, we've come up with a list to keep you having fun adventures all day...

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Top Kid Friendly Attractions in the Willmar Lakes Area

The Willmar Lakes Area, nestled in the heart of Minnesota, is a treasure trove of family-friendly attractions that promise fun-filled days for kids and parents alike. From water adventures to engaging playgrounds and educational museums, there's no shortage of activities to keep the young ones entertained. Here’s a...

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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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Ultimate Family Staycation: Exploring Willmar Lakes Area

Are you looking for a family-friendly spring break getaway without the hassle of traveling far from home? Look no further than the Willmar Lakes Area, where you can enjoy a perfect staycation with plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Start your adventure by checking into...

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The Hustle of the Holiday Season is Here

As the holidays quickly approach, our schedules start to fill up with children's Christmas programs and holiday band/choir concerts as well as holiday shopping and family gatherings. And if time allows, we'd also like to attend a few of the special holiday events taking place around the county....

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