Things to Do in Central Minnesota – Best Western Hotels

Top Things to Do in Central Minnesota


Central Minnesota is where you’ll check off some of the items off your bucket list like Sauerkraut Days, fantastic farms, world’s most interesting oddities, scenic national parks, and challenging golf courses.

Satisfy all your meat, vegetable, and dairy needs at Treasured Haven Farm in Rush City. Take a ride out to Vining and see the World’s Largest Clothespin, Coffee Cup, Doorknob, Electric Cord Plug, Square Knot, and Foot, set in the Vining Sculpture Garden. Get yourself out to Darwin and see the World’s Largest Ball of Twine.

Carve out some time for a trip to Belgrade and fix your eyes on the World’s Largest Crow. Gaze at the Dala Horse in Mora; a tribute to Minnesota’s Swedish heritage.

Plan a visit to Garrison Concourse Wayside Park and see a 15-foot walleye pike made of fiberglass. See some of the rarest fauna and flora at Chippewa National Forest. Practice your swing on an 18-hole
championship course with stunning grounds and well-manicured greens at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club in Sartell. Hit the links at a classic, 7,000-yard course at Territory Golf Club or tee off Albion Ridges Golf Course in Annandale.

Lake Mille Lacs shoreline in MN

Lake Mille Lacs shoreline in Central Minnesota

  

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Food Festivals and Local Farms

Live it up by experiencing the popular Sauerkraut Days. From the Kraut Car Cruise, to Championship Arm Wrestling to the World Champion Sauerkraut eating contest, come out to Henderson and celebrate your favorite fermented cabbage.

Satisfy all your meat, vegetable, and dairy needs at Treasured Haven Farm in Rush City.

Roadside Atrractions in MN

World’s Most Intriguing Attractions

Hop in the car and head to Vining to see the World’s Largest Clothespin, Coffee Cup, Doorknob, Electric Cord Plug, Square Knot, and Foot, set in the Vining Sculpture Garden.

The World’s Largest Pelican, Mallard Duck, Booming Prairie Chicken, and Piece of Lefse can all be found in Central Minnesota for ample photo opportunities.

Maps for a road trip in Minnesota

Amazing Road Trips in Central Minnesota

Get yourself out to Darwin and see the World’s Largest Ball of Twine. Carve out some time for a trip to Belgrade and take a look at the World’s Largest Crow; standing 18 feet tall, atop a 25-foot base, perched along a 30-foot branch. Gaze at the Dala Horse in Mora and pay tribute to Minnesota’s Swedish heritage.

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National Parks Worth Exploring

Take a drive out to Garrison Concourse Wayside Park, off U.S. Highway 169 and along the shores of Mille Lacs Lake, and see a 15-foot walleye pike made of fiberglass.

Get ready to take pics of the rarest fauna and flora in the nation at Chippewa National Forest off Cass Lake.

Golf Course in Minnesota

Tee Off in Central Minnesota

Play an 18-hole championship course with a beautiful course layout, finely manicured greens, and GPS carts at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club in Sartell. Hit the links at a classic, 7,000-yard course at Territory Golf Club.

Perfect your swing at a well-maintained and challenging course with a picturesque layout at Albion Ridges Golf Course in Annandale.


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