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Alexandria MN Lakes Area Official 2012 Visitors Guide

Alexandria MN Lakes Area Official 2012 Visitors Guide

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Welcome to the Alexandria Lakes Area! Located only a couple hours northwest of the Twin Cities on I-94, Alexandria is perfect for family vacations, weekend getaways & business meetings.

Alexandria is a year round vacation destination offering a wide selection of bed & breakfasts, hotels, resorts & campgrounds. As a regional hub, visitors enjoy a large shopping center, specialty shops, fine restaurants, historic downtown Alexandria & Carlos Creek Winery, an award-winning vintner.

Our lakes are top producers offering some of the best multi-species fishing in the Midwest. Cyclists, walkers & anyone who wants to get a little closer to nature enjoys the paved Central Lakes Trail. In the winter months, the trail becomes part of a 500-mile groomed snowmobile trail system.

Visitors comment how welcome they feel, & how much they enjoy the relaxing lifestyle.
Welcome to the Alexandria Lakes Area! Located only a couple hours northwest of the Twin Cities on I-94, Alexandria is perfect for family vacations, weekend getaways & business meetings.

Alexandria is a year round vacation destination offering a wide selection of bed & breakfasts, hotels, resorts & campgrounds. As a regional hub, visitors enjoy a large shopping center, specialty shops, fine restaurants, historic downtown Alexandria & Carlos Creek Winery, an award-winning vintner.

Our lakes are top producers offering some of the best multi-species fishing in the Midwest. Cyclists, walkers & anyone who wants to get a little closer to nature enjoys the paved Central Lakes Trail. In the winter months, the trail becomes part of a 500-mile groomed snowmobile trail system.

Visitors comment how welcome they feel, & how much they enjoy the relaxing lifestyle.

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Alexandria Lakes Areawww.vacationalexandriamn.org
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ur legacy of hospitality dates back to the late 1800’s whenMidwesterners traveled by train to the Alexandria Lakes Area.Our early vacationers found lodging at luxurious lakesidehotels, casual fishing camps and some of Minnesota’s earliestresorts. It was in the Alexandria Lakes Area where they, and their friends, enjoyed cool lakes, refreshing swims and excellent fishing.Today, Alexandria is a year round vacation destination offering trav-elers a wide selection of bed & breakfasts, motels/hotels, resortsand campgrounds. As a regional hub, visitors can enjoy a largeshopping center, strip malls, big box stores, specialty shops, finerestaurants, historic downtown Alexandria and Carlos Creek Winery, an award-winning vintner.If you are a history buff, don’t miss the Runestone Museum & Fort Alexandria (home of the famous Kensington Runestone), theMinnesota Lakes Maritime Museum and Senator Knute Nelson’srestored residence, now home to the Douglas County Historical Society.The Lakes Area offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. Our lakesare top producers offering some of the best multi-species fishing inthe Midwest. Cyclists, walkers and anyone who wants to get a lit-tle closer to nature enjoys the paved Central Lakes Trail. In the win-ter months, the trail becomes part of a 500-mile groomed snow-mobile trail system.More importantly, what made the Alexandria Lakes Area popular over a century ago still holds true today. Visitors comment howwelcome they feel, and how much they enjoy the relaxing lifestyle. We sincerely desire to provide you with a refreshing time away.Please let us know how we can help you plan a getaway to our beautiful Lakes Area.
For more information call 1-800-235-9441or visit us online atwww.VacationAlexandriaMN.com
1st Minnesota Realty. . . . . . . . . 13 Ace Hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Alex Carpet One. . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Alex RV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Alex Travel/Utopia Tours. . . . . . . 55 Alexandria Area Arts Assn.. . . . . 44 Alexandria Area EconomicDevelopment. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Alexandria Aviation. . . . . . . . . . . 52 Alexandria Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Alexandria Dock Works. . . . . . . . 54 Alexandria Motors. . . . . . . . . . . 52 Alexandria Technical & CommunityCollege. . . . . . . . . . . . . OBC/58 Andes Tower Hills. . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Angelina’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Apol’s Harley Davidson. . . . . . . . 55 Arrowwood Atikwa Golf. . . . . . . 46 Arrowwood Deck Bar & Grill. . . 49 Arrowwood Lake Café. . . . . . . . 49Bennigans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Bethany Community. . . . . . . . . 56Bike & Fitness Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . 41Bobber’s Marine. . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Broadway Medical Center. . . . . 57Brophy Bay Mart. . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Bug-a-Boo Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Carlos Creek Winery. . . . . . . . . . 29Central Marine & Sports. . . . . . . 55Cherry Street Books. . . . . . . . . . 51Christopherson’s Bait. . . . . . . . . 53Coldwell Banker-CrownRealtors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Counselor Realty-Akenson. . . . . 13Creative Touch Gallery. . . . . . . . 50Crooked Willow. . . . . . . . . . . . . 51D. Michael B’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Diekmans Jewelry. . . . . . . . . . . . 52Doolittles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Douglas County Hospital. . . . . . 56Downtown/Plaza Liquor. . . . . . . 53Echo Press Newspaper. . . . . . . . 12Edina Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Erickson’s Petting Zoo. . . . . . . . . 44Fat Daddy’s Bar & Grill. . . . . . . . 48Garden Center Lanes. . . . . . . . . 48Geneva Golf Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 47Geneva Golf Club Grill. . . . . . . . 48Glenwood State Bank. . . . . . . . . 54GNC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Grandpa’s Attic & Gifts. . . . . . . . 50Hardwood Hills Golf. . . . . . . . . . 47Hilltop Lumber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Interlachen inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Investment Ctrs of America. . . . . 1Jake’s Bike Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Jan’s Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Juettner Motors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Knute Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Lake Miltona Visitors Bureau. . . . 22Lea’s Pet Products. . . . . . . . . . . . 51Lube-Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Magpie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51Midsota Plastic Surgeons. . . . . . 57Minnewaska Golf Club. . . . . . . . 46MN Lakes Maritime Museum. . . 45Nokomis Coin Laundry. . . . . . . . 53Ollies Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Papa Murphy's. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Perkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Pine Ridge Golf Course. . . . . . . . 46Pizza Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Ron’s Warehouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . 54Runestone Electric Assn.. . . . . . . 53Runestone Museum. . . . . . . . . . 45Scandinavian Gift Shop. . . . . . . 50Sid's Electric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Sixth Ave Wine & Ale. . . . . . . . . 49Snap Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Steinbring Motorcoach. . . . . . . . 55Stub’s Marine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Sweet Seasons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51The Mustard Seed. . . . . . . . . . . 51Theatre L’Homme Dieu. . . . . . . 45Travelers Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Trumm Drug. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Viking Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Weston Station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Yesterday’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 YMCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
 
Alexandria Lakes Area Call us @ 1-800-235-9441
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Alexandria Lakes AreaChamber of Commerce
206 Broadway Alexandria, MN 56308
1-800-235-9441(320) 763-3161
www.vacationalexandriamn.cominfo@alexandriamn.org
HOURS:
Monday - Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:30 am - 5:00 pmSaturday . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct-April 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May-Sept 9:00 am - 4:00 pmSundays . . . . . . . . . . .May-Sept 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Table of Contents
 Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFCRetail Advertiser Listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFCFun Things to Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-11Spring Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2Summer Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4Fall Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5Fishing The Lakes Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6Museums & History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-8Parks & Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-10 Winery & Orchards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10Theatre & More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Community Profile& Relocation Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13Conventions, Groups & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14Campgrounds & Graph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15Bed & Breakfasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16Motels, & Graphs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-19Resort Graphs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-22Resorts & Area Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-39 Aaron & Moses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Andrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23Brophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25Carlos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26Darling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31Ida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32Le Homme Dieu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32Maple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33Miltona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37Osakis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-39Reno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Villard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Area Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-30Central Lakes State Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-41 Winter Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45Golf Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-47Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-49 Antiques & Specialty Gift Shops . . . . . . . . . . .50-51More Shopping & Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-55Healthcare & Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-57
This book is a publication of the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce,206 Broadway, Alexandria MN 56308. Photography and graphic design by thecreative team at MJ Communications of Alexandria. Reproduction in part or whole is prohibited without permission.
Located only a couple hours northwest of the Twin Citieson I-94, the Alexandria Lakes Area is perfect for familyvacations, weekend getaways and business meetings.

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