4 Best Attractions in Brainerd

Are you planning your visit to the Brainerd area, or a local just looking for something new to do? At Waterfront Restoration, we’ve got you covered! Here are the 4 best attractions in Brainerd.

Paul Bunyan Land

One of Brainerd’s most famous attractions is Paul Bunyan Land, a theme and historical park located right off State Highway 18. Featuring a 26′ tall robotic Paul Bunyan statue, the amusement park is the perfect stop for families and adults alike. The park pays homage to Paul Bunyan, the heroic lumberjack, through multiple themed museums and shops. In fact, Paul Bunyan land is home to the largest antiques collection in Minnesota! (1)

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Brainerd Zip Line Tour

Ever wish you could see Brainerd’s beautiful lakes from above? We’ve got some good news for you! With 7 zip line course options, as well as a suspended sky bridge and a 50′ free fall experience, Brainerd Zip Line Tour offers the perfect escape for the adventurous family. Starting from Mount Ski Gull, guests take in show-stopping sights of the lakes as well as the forests in their 2.5 hour tour (2).

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Gull Lakes Cruise

If you can’t get enough of the lakes, taking a Gull Lake Cruise might be the perfect option for you. With multiple companies offering excursions on Brainerd’s most famous lake, locals and guests alike can experience water travel in luxury. Just be sure to keep an eye out for those pesky lake weeds!

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Pine River Riding Stable

If you are looking for activity more suited for land, riding horses at Brainerd’s own Pine River Stable might be your perfect solution! Home to over 100 horses, the 400 acre family-owned stable offers trail rides as well as riding lessons at their Pine River location. Riders can take in views of the Pine River on horseback as they immerse themselves in nature (3).

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Whether you are in the Twin Cities, Brainerd, or Detroit Lakes area, we here at Waterfront Restoration want to help you make the most of Minnesota. Visiting new places, trying new restaurants, or just hanging out in nature are all great ways to do this, and we’re here to help. Hoping for something new to do? Look no further than this article. Want a new food suggestion? We’ve got you! While we are great at giving food and fun suggestions, our specialty is lake weed removal, and we want to help you make the most of your home. Noticing your lakeshore has a weed problem? Give us a call!