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πŸ‘‹ WELCOME TO THE HIDDEN GEM OF SE MINNESOTA

A Confluence of Outdoor Adventures and Artful Escapes

Guide & Area Map

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people around a bonfire at sylvan brewing in lanesboro
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Relax, recreate, and recharge in Lanesboro & Whalan, MN

Nestled in the bluffs of the Root River Valley is a place where history tells stories, the arts inspire, and nature beckons. Come experience our invigorating blend of outdoor exploration, cultural attractions, and warm hospitality.Β 

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🎣 Plan your Bluff Country

Explore the great outdoors in the heart of Bluff Country, appreciate unique creations by talented artists, and step back in time to appreciate the stories of our rich history. For those seeking relaxation, sip a craft beer by a bonfire, dine by the riverside, take in some live music, golf on top of a bluff, cast a fishing line, or float down the river. Whether you’re biking, enjoying theater, or immersing yourself in local history, Lanesboro and Whalan promise a memorable experience with family and friends!

Upcoming Events

Lanesboro & Whalan, Minnesota are

A Driftless Paradise

Experience the delightful blend of natural beauty, arts & culture, and outdoor activities for all seasons in the Lanesboro area.

🌷 SPRING BLOOMS, MAGIC UNFOLDS

As the frost thaws and the buds burst into vibrant blooms, the area awakens with a roar of excitement and fun events that reverberate through our picturesque streets.

β˜€οΈ SUMMER SUN, ADVENTURE & FUN

Summer offers an invigorating blend of outdoor exploration, cultural experiences, and warm hospitality. Treat yourself to a refreshing escape from routine.

πŸ‚ FALL COLORS, SPLENDOR AWAITS

Fall is a magical time when nature puts on a breathtaking display of colors as the valley comes alive in a canvas of red, yellow, orange, and brown hues.

❄️ WINTER CHARM, COZY QUIETUDE

Winter is a season of quiet beauty and cozy charm. Relax, unwind, and find solace in our small-town warmth and hospitality, without the hustle and bustle.

🎨 Discover

Our community is alive with arts, culture, and history

Immerse yourself in a vibrant arts scene where local galleries showcase diverse talent, captivating theater delights audiences, and the stories of our heritage come alive. This town weaves creativity and history into an unforgettable experience.

lanesboro history museum
A man standing by his art booth during eht annual Art in the Park festival
Painting by the river event by Lanesboro Arts
A mom and son looking at the Root River
A child on the Eagle Bluff rope bridge
A man holding a fish he caught in the Root River

πŸ•οΈ Be in

We are a year-round haven for outdoor enthusiasts

Explore the 60-mile paved Root River State Trail for biking, running, rollerblading, and cross-country skiing. The Root River invites kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and tubing. Hike, mountain bike, bird watch, zip line, and more at nearby nature campuses.

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