Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Welcome to lake country! The city of Detroit Lakes is located in west central Minnesota. It's an ideal getaway year round - with tourism has one of its chief industries.
Things to Do in Detroit Lakes
Detroit Lakes many recreational opportunities make it one of Minnesota's hottest tourist destinations.
For outdoor recreation, explore the many lakes and rivers in and around the region. Go fishing/icefishing, boating, waterskiing, surfing, sailing, jet-skiing, swimming, freshwater scuba diving, river tubing and more. Lake Detroit is probably the most popular lake in the area. Its city beach is a mile long. If you're in Detroit Lakes on Independence Day, be sure to go to Lake Detroit for the fireworks.
Take the family to Detroit Lake's amusement park, go horseback riding, or check out the city's paintball arena, skate park and tennis courts.
Golf enthusiasts, grab your golf bag and head out to one of the city's 8 beautiful golf courses. No matter what level you're at, the courses hold tournaments for everyone.
In the winter, enjoy snowmobiling, skiing and ice fishing. Year round, you can check out Lake Agassiz Regional Library (which is a must-see for book lovers year round), the Becker County Museum, and casinos rife with great entertainment.
Music lovers flock to Detroit Lakes for the popular music festivals: WE-FEST and 10,000 Lakes. They are both annual festivals held at the Soo Pass Ranch, which is just south of Detroit Lakes.
Detroit Lakes Accommodations - Cottage Rentals, Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels
Detroit Lakes offers a range of accommodations. Stay by the lake, downtown, at a casino, or in the woods - in a motel, hotel, resort, bed and breakfast or under the stars on a camping ground.