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Things to experience in and around Lanesboro

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to planning your visit. Here are a few recommended links to places in and around Laneboro for you to experience.

Restaurants, music, theatre, shopping, sight-seeing tours, and more...

Check out all the things to do here, and nearby

Kayaking & Tubing

Local outfitters provide services and gear to drop off or pick you up after a day of floating, canoeing or kayaking down the Root River. Root River Outfitters is a great source for river adventure rentals with pick up and drop off locations up and down river.

Trail Cycling

Lanesboro and the surrounding community offer some of the most inspiring rural views of rolling hills and bluff country in the driftless region of Minnesota. Little River General Store provides bike rentals, gear and also tubes for floating down the river.

Local Theatre

The local arts community in Lanesboro is active and vibrant. A pillar of this local arts scene is our own Commonweal Theater. This live theater venue provides an wide range of family-friendly productions from comedy to drama, and everything in-between. St. Mane Theatre is the home of Lanesboro's community theater productions featuring local talent.


Music venues such as St. Mane Theatre, High Court Pub, and Sylvan Brewing, and nearby Chatfield Center for the Arts offer a variety of live music options.

Food & Drink

Food favorites such as The Old Barn Resort, Junipers, Clara's Eatery and Pedal Pushers Cafe offer a variety of dining options, while High Court Pub, Sylvan Brewing, Root River 102, and the American Legion Hall offer libations of all kinds.


Numerous retail stores and frequent artisanal events feature unique works from a wide range of skilled artists in various media, including fiber, wood, oil on canvas, ceramics, mixed media, and much more. Check out Lanesboro Arts for a few fine art examples. Other specialty stores include Windy Mesa Indian Jewelry and The Peddler,.


Lanesboro area offers access to great trout fishing all along the Root River and tributaries. The beauty of the area and support from state fisheries make it a hot spot for fly fishing as well as traditional spinner and live-bait fishing. Root River Rod Company can not only set up up with gear, they also provide guide service to local hot spots.

Bird Watching

Soaring eagles, turkey vultures, and numerous species of hawks are commonly spotted throughout the region known for a wide variety of wildlife, including birds such as cranes, kingfishers, herons, numerous songbirds, and more. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center offers tremendous access to all kinds of wildlife, including a wide variety of bird species.

Outdoor Activities

Taking on the ropes course at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center is a tremendous challenge. rock climbing, archery, hiking or cross country skiing are fun outdoor activities accessible within minutes of Lanesboro at Eagle Bluff.


Interested in playing a little golf? Try Rivers Bend 18-hole golf course just west of town, or Lanesboro Golf Club's 9-hole course.


Nearby is Niagra Cave offers guided tours throughout certain times of the year. Another fun activity is Amish Tours which are run directly out of Lanesboro.

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