Home Facebook YouTube Twitter 
Visit the Lanesboro Blog!
Biking the Root River State Trail
The Lanesboro Dam, still generating hydroelectric power
Amish buggy along the back roads near Lanesbor
Scenic back roads
The Commonweal Theatre Company

Lanesboro In The News


Nestled in the beautiful Driftless Region of SE Minnesota, Lanesboro is known as the premier small town Arts and Culture Destination of the Midwest, and was recently recognized as one of America’s Top 12 Small Town ArtPlaces. The internationally recognized Commonweal Theatre, famous for its annual Ibsen Festival, sets the foundation for our creative community. The St. Mane Theatre provides a variety of entertainment, ranging from opera performers to the kitschy “Over The Back Fence” show, performed live by the many talented local citizens that make Lanesboro their home. The Lanesboro Arts leads the way with its vision of the Lanesboro Arts Campus Project, designed to incorporate the Arts throughout the community, further enhancing the vibrant quality of life in Lanesboro!


We invite you to wine, dine, and unwind in Lanesboro, Minnesota’s Bed and Breakfast Capital! Plan your vacation based on outdoor adventures along the paved Root River State Trail, winding 60 miles through towering limestone bluffs, dense hardwood forests, and peaceful small towns. Bring your whole family to learn about sustainable living at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing or trout fishing on the beautiful Root River. Pamper yourself with a massage. Savor the culinary delights at our many fine restaurants. Step back in time with a tour of our flourishing Amish Community. Find unique treasures in the downtown stores and galleries. Join us in celebrating our designation as the Rhubarb Capital of Minnesota at our annual Rhubarb Festival. Come for the day, and you may decide to stay for a lifetime!


Lanesboro also provides the perfect environment for mid-week corporate retreats. Facilities are available for small and medium sized group meetings. Let Lanesboro inspire your team! Contact events@lanesboro.com for details.