Local Attractions

Alexandria, Minnesota Lakes Area 

Family Fun

Pottyville (2 miles). Villard is home for this unique village of retired outhouses with different themes. On the Road with Jason Davis visited Nell Riccatone’s creation, which is free and brings a smile and laughter to those who stop by.

Erickson’s Petting Zoo (16 miles), located west of Osakis, is a 97-year-old farmstead, home to pygmy goats, sheep, miniature horses, a llama, potbelly pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, peacocks, and more.

The Big Splash indoor water park (20 miles) features three exhilarating 4-story slides, ‘Lazy River’, whirlpool spa and children’s play fort. Big Splash is located in Alexandria.

Casey’s Amusement Park (18 miles) features mini golf, batting cages, go-carts, water wars and bumper boats. All this fun is located in Alexandria.

Viking Speedway (19 miles) is a ½ mile semi-banked clay oval that that races five WISSOTA sanctioned classes, every Saturday night from the end of April through Labor Day, including the Viking Fall Classic in October.

Get your bowl on at Garden Center Lanes (15 miles) in Alexandria. Bowling is always a family favorite!

Shopping & Sightseeing

Pope County Museum (11 miles) is located in Glenwood and is open year-round. The mission of the Pope County Historical Society is to foster among people an awareness of Pope County History so that they may draw strength and perspective from the past and find purpose for the future.

Terrace Mill and the Terrace Mill Historic District (19 miles) features a 1903 Vintage Flour Mill, Keystone Arch Bridge, Weir Dam, Mill Cabins, Log Cabin and a Heritage Cottage. All are set in a picturesque valley along the Chippewa River.

The Runestone Museum (17 miles) is located in downtown Alexandria. One can tour historic Fort Alexandria, take a picture with the country’s largest Viking and see the world-famous Kensington Runestone.

America’s first Nobel Prize winner was Sinclair Lewis. His boyhood home and the Sinclair Lewis Interpretive Center can be found in Sauk Centre (19 miles).

Minnesota Lakes Martime Museum (17 miles) is located in downtown Alexandria. Their highlighted boats include an 1884 electric ELCO yacht, the Naphtha Launch, and a 1907 Fay & Bowen. History of Larson boats and Douglas County resorts can also be discovered here!

Golf

 

Golf courses are plentiful in our area. Rodina Golf Course is the closest golf course to Canary Beach Resort (5 miles), and the following are also in the area: Pine Ridge Golf (33 miles), Praire View Community Golf Course (22 miles), Pezhekee Golf Course (22 miles), Minnewaska Golf Course (14 miles), Lynx National Golf course (12 miles), Geneva Golf Club (21 miles), and Arrowwood Golf Course (22 miles).

Outdoor Exploration

 

The Centennial Trail (1 mile). The trailhead is a twenty-minute walk east of Canary Beach Resort. This 20-mile paved scenic bike trail starts in Villard and goes between Lake Villard and Lake Amelia, and then continues to Starbuck.

Horseback Riding may be enjoyed at Arrowwood stables (22 miles) in Alexandria.

Andes Tower Hills (29 miles) is a ski, snowboard, and tubing destination located in Kensington. They also have Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing trails.

Canary Beach Resort is on the Glacial Ridge Trail Scenic Byway — a must to drive if you are in the Pope County! 30,000 year ago, our area was covered by a massive glacier. After years of melting, what remains is an extensive, wide accumulation of boulders, stones, gravel and lakes!

Romantic Getaways

Carlos Creek Winery (24 miles). Located on 160 acres, north of Alexandria, with complimentary tours offered year-round. It is home of the United States’ largest permanent maze and wine cave.

Offering Day and Night Cruises on Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood is Torgy’s Fun Country Houseboat (15 miles)! This 56-foot adventure hosts Public Evening Cruises, Sunday Brunch Cruises and Private Party Cruise with meals and a cash bar.

News & Specials

We still have some availability during our most popular vacation dates, but our cabins do book quickly!

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Call us at 320-554-2471 to make your reservations today!

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