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ACCOMMODATIONS AmericInn St. Cloud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-253-6337


AmericInn Lodge & Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-847-8795 777 Hwy 10 East – Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-847-8795 detroitlakes.mn@americinn.com / www.americinn.com Stone fireplace lobby, large screen TV, business center, and lending library. Non-chlorine pool, hot tub, and sauna. All guest rooms & suites w/LCD 32” TV, microwave, refrigerator, voicemail. Free high speed wireless internet. Country Kitchen next door.


AmericInn Lodge & Suites Roseau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-463-1045 AmericInn Lodge & Suites Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-741-7839


AmericInn Lodge & Suites & Event Center of Moorhead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-287-7100 600 30th Avenue S – Moorhead, MN 56560 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-287-7100 dawn@americinnofmoorhead.com / www.americinnofmoorhead.com Our two-story waterfall cascades into a tropical courtyard featuring an indoor 9-hole championship miniature golf course, swimming pool, children’s pool, & whirlpool. We have a lounge, fitness center and free deluxe hot continental breakfast.


AmericInn of Bemidji Bemidji. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-751-3000 AmericInn of Crookston Crookston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-281-7800


AmericInn of Thief River Falls, MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-681-4411 1910 Hwy 59 SE – Thief River Falls, MN 56701 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-634-3444 thiefriverfalls.mn@americinn.com / www.americinn.com The area’s newest and finest lodging facility. Featuring an inviting pool, whirlpool and game area. Cozy fireside conversation area and free hot breakfast.


Grand Portage Lodge & Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-475-2401 70 Casino Drive, PO Box 233 – Grand Portage, MN 55605. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-543-1384 gportage@tbaytel.net / www.GrandPortage.com Recreation. Attractions. Relaxation. Excitement. Visit Grand Portage Lodge & Casino and experience 24-hour casino entertainment, hospitality and comfort. Hike, boat, fish and camp. Visit the north shore…and get very excited. Click on www.GrandPortage.com.


The Suites in Canal Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-727-4663 325 Lake Avenue South – Duluth, MN 55802. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-766-2665 Dana@thesuitesduluth.com / www.thesutiesduluth.com/bus Complimentary full hot breakfast buffet. Complimentary room for escort. Driver discount rate. Free motorcoach parking. Complimentary welcome reception with personal gifts. All-suite property located in historic Canal Park. Oversized suites to pamper our guests. Indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna. WE add to your “tourific” group adventure!


Super 8 Motel – Park Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-274-3040 1020 E 1st Street – Park Rapids, MN 56470 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-800-8000 prmnsuper8@aol.com / www.parkrapidssuper8.com Free breakfast including hot Belgian waffles. Free high-speed internet access. Free coffee in your room. Hot tub and Sauna. Entertainment, shopping, dining, biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, birding, skiing, snowmobiling…it’s all here.


Becker County Historical Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-847-2938 714 Summit Avenue, PO Box 622 – Detroit Lakes, MN 56502 / www.beckercountyhistory.org Preserving and communicating the history of Becker County and its people! Features two levels of exhibits detailing the history, life and culture of the Becker County community. Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.


ATTRACTIONS Art & Heritage Place St. Joseph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-363-7100


Clay County Historical Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-299-5520 Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Avenue North, PO Box 501 – Moorhead, MN 56561 www.info.co.clay.mn.us/history Tour groups can take advantage of special history programs presented by CCHS staff, with appointment. Such as Old Ruby, Welcome to Beerhead, Spinning and more. Exhibits are self- guided and interpretation by staff is available by request.


Fargo Air Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 701-293-8043 1609 19th Avenue North – Fargo, ND 58102 / www.fargoairmuseum.org Home to a flying collection of world class Warbird aircraft. The museum hosts interactive children’s airplane exhibits, aviation film theater, aviation research library, WWII exhibits, and more! Buses and picnics with the planes encouraged!


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Ironworld. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-254-7959 801 SW Highway 169 – Chisholm, MN 55719 / www.ironworld.com . . . . . . . . 800-372-6437 Groups welcome for trolley rides, museum tours, genealogy programs, special events, entertainment, living history exhibits, meals and more! Active mine tours depart from Ironworld. Arrangements must be made in advance. Discounts available; special needs accommodated.


Hinckley Fire Museum Hinckley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-348-7338


ITOW In Their Own Words...A Veterans Museum. . . . . . . 218-346-7678 805 West Main – Perham, MN 56573 / info@itowmuseum.org / www.ITOWmuseum.org Audio-visual exhibits and stunning documentaries tell the stories of American veterans…In Their Own Words. This state-of-the-art museum is located in Perham, a thriving town in the west central lakes district.


Smokey Hills Wilderness Retreat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-573-2999 53014 Hwy 34 – Osage, MN 56570 / guestservices@smokeyhills.com / www.smokeyhills.com Formerly “The Village of the Smokey Hills” is now open as an affordable upscale lodging/activity destination. With our onsite restaurant, Conference Center, and 18 cabins we can accommodate 100 plus guests. We are perfect for, tour bus stops, scrap booking groups, senior groups, church retreats, or any group outing.


Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-847-9202 PO Box 348, 700 Summit Avenue – Detroit Lakes, MN 56502 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-542-3992 dlchamber@visitdetroitlakes.com / www.visitdetroitlakes.com Live theatre, state’s first Birding Trail, Scenic Byway, National Wildlife Refuges, Farm Tours... at Detroit Lakes! East of Fargo, North Dakota 45 miles, or 3 hours northwest of Twin Cities on Highway 10. Dining, shopping, and accommodations.


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Hinckley CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-384-0126 109 Tobies Mill – Hinckley, MN 55037. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-952-4282 hinckleycvb@scicable.com / www.hinckleymn.com Halfway between the Twin Cities & Duluth on I-35, experience small town hospitality & big city entertainment! The Hinckley Fire Museum, Grand Casino, 6 hotels, 16 restaurants, antiques & collectibles shopping, birding & wildlife.


Grand Marais Area Tourism Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-922-5000 13 N Broadway Ave – Grand Marais, MN 55604 / info@grandmarais.com / www.grandmarais.com Our harbor village reveals itself after 110 breathtaking miles on Lake Superior’s Hwy 61. Settle in to comfortable lodging, then discover the ambiance, outdoor activities, cuisine, galleries and shopping – some theater or live music? Enjoy!


Long Prairie Tourism & Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-732-2514 533 Lake Street S – Long Prairie, MN 56347 See history kept alive in one of Minnesota’s oldest communities when you visit Veterans’ Memorial Park, the area museums and historic downtown. Purchase Amish crafts or see a fabulous community theater production.


New York Mills Civic & Commerce Association . . . . . . . . 218-385-3339 Box 133 - New York Mills, MN 56567 info@explorenewyorkmills.com / www.explorenewyorkmills.com New York Mills, gateway to the Finnish Triangle, is home to the Great American Think-Off and Lund Boats. Nearby are 1200 lakes, three state parks, and the best specialty and antique shopping in Central Minnesota.


St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . 320-251-4170 525 Hwy 10, Suite 1 – St. Cloud, MN 56304 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-264-2940 jean@granitecountry.com / www.granitecountry.com World-class gardens, history that abounds, unique and famous places to visit. Creativity is key to the success of your group tour. The St. Cloud CVB takes pride in helping you plan the perfect St. Cloud getaway.


Visit Bemidji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-759-0164 PO Box 66 – Bemidji, MN 56619 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-458-2223 gayle@visitbemidji.com / www.visitbemidji.com Bemidji is the “First City on the Mississippi”. Paul Bunyan and Babe his Blue Ox await your arrival on the shore of Lake Bemidji. Recreational and cultural experiences are available year round.


ENTERTAINMENT & THEATER Northern Light Opera Company Park Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-766-7372


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