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Groups and Meetings

Small town, small meetings, big results!

GatheringsMix business with pleasure… invigorating outdoor activities and rich artistic experiences.

Set in the valley surrounded by limestone bluffs, amongst the meandering Root River, located along the Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway, Lanesboro is a community with exceptional natural scenery and outdoor recreation. Within this setting you are given plentiful options and a unique approach to top-notch meetings and group gatherings. 

Much of Lanesboro’s charm rests in that we do not have large franchise hotels, or mega convention centers.  The experience we provide is a campus approach.  When you hold your meeting or gathering in Lanesboro, you are able to experience ALL Lanesboro has to offer and you are not subject to just one venue.  It has been said “Lanesboro does not have one huge venue or all-inclusive resort, but the businesses are connected in such a fashion that Lanesboro is an all-inclusive resort in itself”.  This provides businesses the opportunities to work together and you benefit from getting the complete Lanesboro package.

Lanesboro’s campus-style properties and amenities can best accommodate small meetings and gatherings up to 125 participants. Let the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce do your planning.

MeetingsContact the Chamber of Commerce at director@lanesboro.com or 507-467-2696 to help you make your next meeting or gathering produce big results, in a small town.

Lanesboro has successfully hosted Groups & Meetings like:

  • National Bicycle Tour Directors Association (NBTDA) National Conference
  • Multiple Sclerosis Tram (MS TRAM)
  • National Model T- Ford Club
  • Bike Across Minnesota(BAM)
  • Southern MN Tourism Association (SMTA)
  • Ag-Star
Lanesboro / Whalan
Gil B's Pizza & Sandwich Shoppe
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Gil B's Pizza & Sandwich Shoppe

111 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2200

Email: gilbslanesboro@yahoo.com

Website: www.gilbslanesboro.com/

For your next group gathering or event, contact Gil B's to order your meal for pick up or delivery.

Pedal Pushers Cafe
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Pedal Pushers Cafe

121 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-1050

Email: angie@pedalpusherscafe.com

Website: www.pedalpusherscafe.com

Hours: Open April - December

No matter your appetite, budget or group size; we can accommodate you. Catering and gift certificates available. Our family hopes to see you soon!

Little River General Store
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Little River General Store

105 Coffee St

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2943

Email: LRGenStore@aol.com

Website: www.LRGeneralStore.com

Hours: 9 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday / 9 am to 7 pm Sunday thru Thursday

Group rentals for bicycles, canoes, kayaks and tubes. Shuttle service available.

Lanesboro Arts & Art Lofts Lodging
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Lanesboro Arts & Art Lofts Lodging

103 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2446

Email: gallery@lanesboroarts.org

Website: www.lanesboroarts.org

Rates: FREE
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-7, Sun 11-4

Your group is invited to our two galleries featuring work by 80+ artists -- painting, photography, wood, metal, glass, ceramic, fiber, jewelry . .

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
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Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

28097 Goodview Dr

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2437

Email: info@eagle-bluff.org

Website: www.eagle-bluff.org

Rates: please inquire at eagle-bluff.org
Hours: Year Round

Searching for a meeting place for your family, friends, staff, or youth group? Eagle Bluff is the perfect location for business conferences, retreats, scout outings, weddings, special events, birthday parties, and more! Visit our website for more information or call 507-467-2437.

R&M Amish Tours

R&M Amish Tours

105 Coffee St. Located at Little River General Store

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2128

Email: r-mamish@hotmail.com

Website: www.RMAmish.com

Rates: $25 adult; 13-17 $15; 6-12 $10; Under 5 Free; Family Discounts Available
Hours: Open year round Mon - Sat at 10 am & 1 pm , By appt Oct - April

Southeast Minnesota's oldest tour company and Lanesboro's Original. We offer front door pick up service when staying at any Lanesboro local B&B/INN. Call today to reserve for your group or event.

Lanesboro Community Memorial Center

Lanesboro Community Memorial Center

202 Parkway Ave S

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-3722

Email: lanesboro@acegroup.cc

Hours: Year Round

Lanesboro's modern Community Center is an attractive location for business meetings, family reunions, weddings, dances, retreats, seminars, and conferences.

Another Time Ice Cream Parlor & Chocolates
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Another Time Ice Cream Parlor & Chocolates

100 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-3556

Email: kastenkathy@gmail.com

Hours: Mon: 8-7:30; Tue-Wed: 8-7; Thu-Sat: 8-8; Sun: 8-7

Tour groups are always welcome to stop at the parlor for a treat. We have outside seating available as well. We appreciate it if you call ahead. - Chocolate gift bags are another great way to treat your group. We can cater gift bags to your needs. Please call for more information.

Peterson Creative Photography & Design

Peterson Creative Photography & Design

30601 Grouse Rd

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-421-9906

Email: sarah@petersoncreative.net

Website: www.petersoncreativephoto.com

Hours: Year round by appointment.

Quality photography for children, families, seniors, events, weddings, and businesses. Also offering affordable communication tools to local businesses, including websites, brochures, business cards and more.

Sylvan Park & Riverview Campgrounds

Sylvan Park & Riverview Campgrounds

202 Parkway Ave S

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-3722

Email: lanesboro@acegroup.cc

Website: www.lanesboro-mn.gov

Rates: $50 gazebo rental

Sylvan Park (11.5 acres), is one of Minnesota's finest public parks. A gazebo is used for concerts, weddings and local festivals and events. A beautiful setting!

Bluffscape Amish Tours
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Bluffscape Amish Tours

102 Beacon St E

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-3070

Email: bluffscape@hotmail.com

Website: www.bluffscape.com

Rates: Amish Tour Rates: Adult $30/Teens $20/6-12 Years $10/5 years and under Free, Coach Bus Step-on Guide Available
Hours: April - October - Tours 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon - Sat, November 7 & 14 only, no Sun tours or on religious holidays

Step back in time and tour Old Order Amish at their farms and shops. Learn about the Amish culture while munching on buttery, sweet Amish cashew crunch!

Commonweal Theatre Company

Commonweal Theatre Company

208 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2525

Email: info@commonwealtheatre.org

Website: www.commonwealtheatre.org

Rates: Ask about group rates

Drama unfolds where the Root River bends. Since 1989, the region’s only professional producing theatre company has enriched the common good through actor-based storytelling which is both transcendent and relevant.

Old Village Hall Restaurant & Pub
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Old Village Hall Restaurant & Pub

111 Coffee St E

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

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Phone: 507-467-2962

Email: write2us@oldvillagehall.com

Website: www.oldvillagehall.com

Hours: Mon-Thurs 5-7:30pm; Fri 5-8:30pm; Sat 4:30-8:30pm; Sun 4:30-8pm; Lunches Sat-Sun 11:30-2pm

2012 Best of the Midwest, Midwest Living. "Worth the Drive", Minnesota Monthly. Recipient of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

St. Mane Theatre

St. Mane Theatre

206 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Email: bkeithdesigns@yahoo.com

Website: www.lanesboroarts.org

Lanesboro's historic theatre available for groups of 125 for theatre, music, lecture, or any group gathering.

Preston - 8 Miles
Old Barn Resort & Rivers' Bend Golf
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Old Barn Resort & Rivers' Bend Golf

24461 Heron Road

Preston, MN, 55965

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Phone: 507-467-2512

Email: OldBarnInfo@acegroup.cc

Website: www.BarnResort.com

Rates: Available at www.BarnResort.com

Featuring an 18-hole scenic golf course (par 70) that plays along both the Root River & Watson Creek (woods and bluffs views), indoor/outdoor 3-season pool, sand volleyball and horseshoe courts, playgrounds, and a full service restaurant and bar with seating for up to 250 people, all located directly on the Root River & Harmony/Preston Valley State Bike Trails. Also, a 276-site RV, Tent & Seasonal campground and 4-room/38-bed Hostel.

Old Barn Resort & Rivers' Bend Golf
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Old Barn Resort & Rivers' Bend Golf

24461 Heron Road

Preston, MN, 55965

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Phone: 507-467-2512

Email: OldBarnInfo@acegroup.cc

Website: www.BarnResort.com

Rates: Menu pricing available at www.BarnResort.com/PartyAndMeetingRoom.htm
Hours: Mondays-Thursdays & Sundays: 11 AM to 8 PM; Fridays & Saturdays: 11 AM to 9 PM

Our party rooms are perfect for weddings, receptions, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, company events, retreats, RV rallies or whatever reason you're celebrating! We'll help customize your special occasion and can accommodate groups up to 250 people. Full restaurant and bar with banquet/meeting spaces available. Call our Events Coordinator at 507-273-4870 for details.

Old Barn Resort & Rivers' Bend Golf
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Old Barn Resort & Rivers' Bend Golf

24461 Heron Road

Preston, MN, 55965

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Phone: 507-467-2512

Email: OldBarnInfo@acegroup.cc

Website: www.BarnResort.com

Rates: Menus available at www.BarnResort.com
Hours: Mondays-Thursdays & Sundays: 11 AM to 8 PM; Fridays & Saturdays: 11 AM to 9 PM

Full restaurant & bar with banquet/meeting space for up to 250 people. Weddings, receptions, company events, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions or whatever reason you're celebrating! Let us help customize your special day!

Fountain - 9 Miles
Los Gables

Los Gables

Junction Hwy 52 S & 80

Fountain, MN, 55935

Phone: 507-268-1020

Email: losgables@yahoo.com

Website: www.losgables.com

We offer Mexican and American fare catering services for various group sizes. Call us for details.

Harmony - 16 Miles
Niagara Cave

Niagara Cave

29842 County Rd 30

Harmony, MN, 55939

Phone: 507-886-6606

Email: niagara@harmonytel.net

Website: niagaracave.com

Hours: Open 7 days a week! 9:30 - 5:30; Tours depart every 15-20 minutes; Saturday Night Lantern Tours @ 6:30 & 7:00 pm

Niagara Cave is one of the most fascinating and unique geological attractions in the United States. One-hour guided tour, light jacket suggested.