• 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

  • "Let the Crows Come"

    Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mane Theatre -  A series of trios and solos by dancers of three distinct artistic lineages set to a recorded original score by a hybrid orchestra of South Indian instruments, electro-acoustic cello, and synthesizers. Let the Crows Come is a genre-twisting evolution of movement and music across cultural and corporeal boundaries.

     

  • "The Fox"

    March 13 - 29 at Commonweal Theatre -  Presented by the 2020 Commonweal Apprentice Company, The Fox centers on two English women in their 30’s are struggling to run an isolated farm. The hens have stopped laying and the hen house is being raided by a fox. Enter a young soldier who is such an engaging and capable fellow that he is invited to stay on as a hired hand. Who is this mysterious man who eventually dominates life on the farm?

  • Bob Bovee & Pop Wagner

    Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mane Theatre -  A Wagner-Bovee performance offers a generous dose of authentic cowboy songs, plenty of square dance tunes and other instrumental numbers, country blues, comic and sentimental songs of the south, and perhaps an original or two. The two are likely to also throw in a cowboy poem and some tall tales, along with history, folklore and jokelore.