• Hidden Gem of Lanesboro

    Nestled in the Bluffs of the Root River Valley, Lanesboro is the hidden gem of Southeastern Minnesota. Visitors come year round to leisurely experience the peaceful, inspiring atmosphere found in this charming little town, still thriving after 150 years. With an extraordinarily high density of creative activities concentrated in such a small community, Lanesboro was declared one of the country’s “Top 12 Small Town Artplaces” in 2013 by Artplace America.

    The Root River State Bike Trail, rated one of the best trails in Minnesota, runs right through Lanesboro’s authentic 19th century downtown. This picturesque hub of activity invites travelers of all stripes to indulge in one of many tantalizing restaurants or unique shops. Being situated on the banks of the Root River, there is opportunity to take a refreshing float down the river, toss in a fishing line or just enjoy the sights and sounds of the running water.

    Being the Bed & Breakfast Capital of Minnesota, there are a wide variety of B&B's to satisfy any preference. If you prefer a different style of accommodation, Lanesboro offers an array of compelling lodging options including hotelsresortswhole house rentalsapartments and campgrounds!

    Between the tourslive theatreart galleries and many other attractions, Lanesboro is a community that both relaxes and energizes people at the same time. It’s a place of possibility, with a look and feel all its own, that you simply have to experience for yourself. Welcome to Lanesboro!

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  • Artist in Residence -
    Cecilia Cornejo

    Sept. 16 through Oct. 7 - Is home necessarily tied to a physical place or is it an emotion, a state of being, an overall feeling of having arrived? Northfield filmmaker Cecilia Cornejo is exploring notions of home and belonging in collaboration with the Lanesboro community through The Wandering House, an ice-fishing house she delightfully retrofitted as a mobile audio-recording studio. Informal and formal events and outreach are taking place throughout Cecilia's three week artist residency.

  • On the Verge

    Sept. 6 - Nov. 10 at Commonweal Theatre - Heed the call to discovery! Journey through uncharted territories! With wit, nerve, and proper Victorian sensibilities, Mary, Fanny and Alexandra bushwhack their way through Terra Incognita—the last uncharted land on the globe. These intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls and…Cool Whip?! With wonder, humor and grace, On The Verge navigates the search for our place in the world.

  • Fall into Lanesboro

    Saturday, October 5 - A fun-filled event for the whole family held on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  This year's event includes a downtown Lanesboro scavenger hunt, mini pumpkin decorating, wagon rides, and cookie decorating as well as performances at the Commonweal Theatre, sampling at Granny's Liquors, Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cookie Walk, Lanesboro Area Art Trail, live music at the High Court Pub and more!