• 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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  • An Illiad

    Back by popular demand, Commonweal’s Wealhouse series presents the one-person show An Iliad featuring Commonweal ensemble member Ben Gorman and directed by former company member Megan Pence. A traveling Poet arrives and, speaking as one with first-hand knowledge, slowly begins to unfold the story of the ancient conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans. He not only describes major events of the war but illuminates them through the lens of our modern age, intimately revealing the devastation warfare brings to those who experience it. By turns triumphant and horrific, his tale brings the mythical story to human scale with profound impact and intensity, laying bare both the beauty and horror of what it is to be human.


  • Adventure Film Set
    presented by Frozen River Film Festival

    Saturday, Jan. 25 at 4:00 p.m. -  Five fast-paced, short-length films that will grab your attention and perch you on the edge of your seat! Highlighting extreme sports or other fresh and unfamiliar activities, while also demonstrating a certain level of difficulty and/or danger, these films are sure to motivate and physically activate viewers. The total run time of this film set is 99 minutes.

  • Silent Movies in the St. Mane with Dosh

    Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. - Electronic virtuoso and one-man band Martin Dosh performs intriguing and new live cinematic scores set to silent films produced over the years by community members as part of Lanesboro Community Theater‘s beloved “Silent Movies in the Park After Dark” series. Dosh aims to honor and showcase the Lanesboro area’s culture and creativity by working with community members to breathe new life into their silent films, some created as early as 2012, with original soundscapes that enhance the unique stories being told by creating an atmosphere of dignity and reverence for the source material.