Brainerd is known as Minnesota's playground and lies in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Immersing your family or friends in the beauty of Brainerd area forests, lakes, and rivers. Enjoy birding, hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, boating, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, golf, watersports, and much more.
Brainerd offers the Midwest’s largest Raceway with Top Fuel Dragsters, Nascar, Snowmobile, and Superbikes in addition to an excellent dirt track raceway. Just east of Brainerd is the Cuyuna Lakes Recreation Area offering world class mountain biking, fishing, biking, and even scuba diving in underwater forests and abandoned mine pits.
Brainerd Minnesota doesn't roll up the sidewalks in the winter either. Play on Mount Ski Gull which offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, and Minnesota's largest snow tubing hill. Miles of cross country ski trails, miles of snowmobile trails, ice fishing, events, and much more await you.
Downtown Brainerd is rich in history and offers a selection of unique stores and great events throughout the year. Be sure to set aside some time while in the area to stop down and explore Downtown Brainerd and check the event calendar for great events like the Fourth Of July Celebration, Street Fest on 7th, and others.
Whatever your pleasure, Brainerd delivers it in world-class style. The area is a top 50 world golf destination, has the World's largest live release Ice Fishing tournament, the world larges ice golf and snowmobile event, and these are just a few of the many highlights of the Brainerd area.