• Lanesboro Minnesota, the Heart of Bluff Country

  • 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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  • Featured Events

  • Bakersfield Mist

    March 21-24 & 28-31  Commonweal Theatre Company is launching its new Wealhouse series at the St. Mane Theatre next door to the Commonweal with a production of Stephen Sach's "Bakersfield Mist" -- a hilarious and provocative exploration of art, identity and authenticity featuring husband-and-wife-team Hal Cropp & Adrienne Sweeney.

  • Spring into Art Festival

    March 21 through 31 - An interactive, two-weekend celebration of creativity and community co presented by Commonweal Theatre and Lanesboro Arts. Featuring a downtown art-making crawl, a canvas clash live painting competition, an original art exhibition, film screenings, live music, panel discussions, a production of Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs & more, the Spring into Art Festival is your cure for cabin fever.

  • Canvas Clash

    Sat. March 23 at 9 p.m. - Eight artists will compete in a multi-round art battle, transforming blank canvases into beautiful pieces of art in just 20 minutes, with attendees voting on their favorites until a champion is crowned. Enjoy craft brews & music by DJ Troy while seeing art created right before your eyes in a raucous, yet family-friendly environment.