Besides the beautiful and secluded cabin rental of The Moose our Park Rapids lakes area is a destination in and of itself and provides countless attractions along with countless beautiful resorts. Tiptoe across the headwaters of the Mississippi River in renowned Itasca State Park. Stroll the delightful shops on Main street in Park Rapids and experience our unique “center parking”. There are over 400 lakes for you to enjoy besides Long Lake just steps outside your door. Enjoy the eight golf courses within twenty miles of you!
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Browse our shops to catch a memory of your stay. Explore one of Minnesota’s best, the delightful shops of Park Rapids Downtown. Stores stock a wide inventory from sporting goods, clothing and souvenirs to furniture, kitchen accessories and books. Explore great options for “Up North” shopping. Watch delectable fudge being made right before your eyes. Find a treasure in one of our antique or thrift stores.
Savor distinct local flavors and down-home old fashioned comfort food. You can enjoy a lumberjack breakfast, sample delectable locally sourced ingredients and take your tastebuds on an epicurean adventure in the northwoods – we have authentic Italian, German and Scandinavian cuisines.
Itasca State Park
There is only one place in the entire world where you can tiptoe across the bubbling beginnings of the mighty Mississippi River. Itasca State Park, located just 22 miles north of Park Rapids, is 33,000 acres waiting for you to discover. This is where the Mississippi River begins its 2,552 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Designated as Minnesota’s first state park in 1891, Itasca State Park is regarded as the crown jewel of our state parks and the premier highlight of the Lake Country Scenic Byway.
Attractions & Recreation
The diversity of the Park Rapids Lakes Area welcomes the adventurist and the solace seeker alike. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound; zip lines, boating, fishing, hiking, biking and more. To capture serenity; the peace of area lakes, glorious sunsets and the haunting call of the loons fulfill your desire.
Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Seeking a Branson-like experience, summer stock performances or opera – really – you won’t be disappointed. Check out the impressive performing arts organizations and venues – our events calendar has many entertainment options listed as well. There’s a lot of history to explore and more artists in the jack pine woods than mosquitoes, well almost!