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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What's Happening This June

In the Willmar Lakes Area, June blossoms with an array of exciting events and activities that cater to all ages and interests. As the summer sun bathes our scenic landscapes, the community comes alive with community festivals, outdoor music concerts, sporting events, and family-friendly fun. Whether you're a...

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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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A Memorable May

During May, the Willmar Lakes Area offers a variety of events for all ages and interests. From outdoor enthusiasts eager to explore the trails and waters, to art lovers and history buffs keen to immerse themselves in local heritage and exhibitions, there’s an undeniable buzz as the community...

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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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