Things to Do in Northwest Minnesota - Best Western Hotels

Hotels in Northwest Minnesota


When you’re in the northwest area, hit B & J Evergreen in Clear Lake. Animal lovers should check out the pens at Erickson’s Petting Zoo in Osakis. Drive along Route 10 and bask in the wonder of the World’s Largest Birdhouse in Audubon. Hop on the road and stop at a local farm for fresh fruit and produce.

Don’t miss out on Bemidji’s boxy Paul Bunyan and the blue Babe statues. The 18-footer is made of cement, stucco and steel. Don’t wait for Thanksgiving. Come out and see the world’s largest turkey. Standing 22 feet tall, this proud turkey calls Frazee home.

Truly a golfer’s paradise, northwestern Minnesota has all the different course types you can imagine. You’ll love the oak-lined fairways and open prairie lands of Far Hills Resort. You’ll adore the fishing that accompanies your nine or 18-hole game at Park Rapids. Play a round at Thief River Falls on Highway 32. Come hit the links and see for yourself.

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Fresh Farms in Northwest Minnesota

The tree huggers out there must head to B & J Evergreen in Clear Lake. There are plenty of agricultural events in western Minnesota so treat yourself to a viewing of the Threshing Show at the Minnesota Machinery Museum in Hanley Falls or FarmFest, just outside of Mankato. Stop off at Pasture Adickes Family Farm in Buffalo and pick up fresh produce.

Roadside Atrractions in MN

Get Ready to See the Best Roadside Attractions

Take a drive along Route 10 and see what Audubon has to offer.

See the World’s Largest Birdhouse, with 240 rooms at six square inches for its feathered tenants. Stop off at Remer and see the World’s Largest Eagle; the biggest Bald Eagle statue in the world. Drive along Interstate 94 and make a pit stop at Woods’ Edge Apple Orchard, Mol’s Pumpkins, or Grayson’s Berryland.

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Hit the Road for the Best Attractions

Buckle up and venture off to check out some of the world’s most impressive sites like the largest turkey that stands as high as 22 feet.

Celebrate the American folk here and take a selfie right in front of the bulky statue of Paul Bunyan and babe the blue ox.

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Golf Course in Minnesota

Perfect Your Swing on Beautiful Golf Courses

Tee off at the oak-lined fairways and open prairie lands of Fair Hills Resort. Go a little bit eastward and play some 18 or nine-hole courses, or maybe just lake fishing at Park Rapids.

The one course you’ll absolutely have to check out is Thief River Falls along Highway 32. In between tee times at this 18-hole, 6,336-yard course, practice green on its driving range.


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