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 a family-friendly hotel that offers spacious rooms and amenities for kids of all ages. We suggest Country Inn & Suites as the whole family will love their whirlpool and indoor pool with a 90 foot waterslide and basketball goal. The kids can splash and play as much as they want while the adults can relax in the hot tub.

After settling in, head over to the Destination Playground at Robbins Island Regional Park, where your little ones can run, climb, and slide to their hearts’ content. This 19,000 square foot one-of-a-kind playground is packed with Swings, Merry-Go-Rounds, and Draw Bridges that will keep the little ones entertained for hours.


For nature lovers, a visit to Sibley State Park is a must. As one of Minnesota’s top 20 attractions, you can explore the many beautiful hiking trails, have a picnic by the lake, or even try your hand at fishing. Hike to Mount Tom, one of several high points in a 50-mile radius, and see a patchwork of forest, farmland, prairie knolls and lakes. Don’t forget your camera as you’ll see many breathtaking views.

If golf is more your style, don’t miss out on a round at Willmar Indoor Golf, where you can practice your swing rain or shine. Indulge in some friendly competition with golf simulator technology so advanced that you will feel like you are actually playing the best and most beautiful golf courses on the planet.


Looking for more indoor fun? Make sure to stop by The Village Children’s Museum for interactive exhibits that will spark imagination and creativity in children of all ages. The Village Children’s Museum is a great place for interactive learning and play.

Finally, unleash your inner artist by painting ceramics at Artsy Fartsy, where you can create personalized souvenirs to remember your fabulous staycation in the Willmar Lakes Area.

With a perfect blend of outdoor adventures, creative experiences, and family-friendly attractions, Kandiyohi County offers the ideal destination for a memorable spring break staycation that your family will cherish for years to come.

Fish our lakes

The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

Fishing Report

Explore our Trails

Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

Trail Report