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Bicycle Benefits in the Willmar Lakes Area

The Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and BikeWillmar are happy to partner with local businesses to increase bike traffic in the Willmar Lakes Area! How the Program Works: 1. Purchase a Bicycle Benefits sticker at the Willmar Lakes Area CVB for $5 2. Put the sticker on your bicycle helmet 3....

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Enjoy a Fishing Getaway (Even if you don't like to fish)

The Willmar Lakes Area is the ideal location for a weekend getaway for those that love to fish and for those that don't. Being located in central Minnesota bodes well for the area and for those that don't like to travel too far for a getaway. With more...

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A Show You Don't Want to Miss

By JoDee Haala Nestled in central MN among Kandiyohi County’s 360 lakes, you will find some unassuming backwater of the Crow River. Here is home to the vibrant community of New London where almost every Friday night from June through August the Little Crow Water Ski Team performs in...

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Willmar Lakes Area Top 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. So how do you know what to all see while you're here for a visit? Well, that's what we're here for! At the Willmar...

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Winter Fun in Willmar Lakes Area

Article from Minnesota Monthly From ice fishing and winter recreation to local boutiques and eateries, the Willmar Lakes Area has everything you need for a snowy getaway! As the temperatures drop in the Willmar Lakes Area, locals and visitors alike get excited to take advantage of the region’s incredible outdoor activities....

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Halloween Still Being Celebrated in the Willmar Lakes Area

Although some people might want to forgo celebrating Halloween all together this year with Covid, we feel there are still plenty of safe and fun ways to celebrate this spooky holiday! Many churches, community organizations and restaurants have came up with creative twists to the traditional ways of celebrating...

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WLA Features: Sibley State Park

By Bailey Hovland State parks are some of Minnesota’s greatest resources. They preserve the land of those who came before us, give everyone an opportunity to experience the great outdoors, and support the biodiversity unique to Minnesota. And in the Willmar Lakes Area, Sibley State Park is our local...

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