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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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Discovering the Perfect Backdrop: Wedding and Reception Venues in the Willmar Lakes Area

Nestled in the heart of Minnesota, the Willmar Lakes Area emerges as a hidden gem for couples dreaming of a picturesque setting for their wedding day. With its serene lakes, lush landscapes, and charming venues, this locale offers a plethora of options for both wedding ceremonies and receptions....

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Get Out & Enjoy February!

Don't hibernate this winter! Get out and explore the many arts and cultural experiences, lively entertainment, and invigorating outdoor activities that the Willmar Lakes Area has to offer. You’ll find plenty of events and activities that the whole family will enjoy this February. Read more about some of...

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The New Year Brings the Winter Fun

As the holiday gatherings and parties start to dwindle down, we look forward to January and the many fun winter events and activities that take place. We cherish the moments that were spent with family and friends and the variety of delicious foods made by everyone. But, as...

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Top 5 Patios Inspiring Relaxation

As a Minnesotan, when the weather’s nice you try to take advantage of it as much as possible and that includes eating outside! We've searched throughout Kandiyohi County and came up with the top 5 patio locations that inspire relaxation, and here they are! Goat Ridge Brewery As the saying...

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Looking Forward to the 2023 Spicer WinterFest

From the middle of January through the first week of February, the town that is “nicer” will host their annual WinterFest celebration. Spicer, home to 1,200 smiling residents, is continuing a tradition that fosters community and celebrates the unique town at the edge of Green Lake. The celebration...

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Where to Find Live Music in the Willmar Lakes Area

The Willmar Lakes Area has a tenacious music scene throughout the year, but during the summer months it's even more plentiful. Warm weather, refreshing beverages, great company, and live music. What a great way to enjoy a Minnesota summer! Stop by these locations this summer (or anytime throughout...

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