Attractions/Recreation 2018-07-02T17:20:09+00:00

The #1 attraction is Lake Osakis. Beautiful Lake Osakis is 11 miles long and over 6300 acres of water. The resorts offer many things to do – some may have more to offer and some may not have all that is listed. But with the sun, the lake and an Osakis Resort, you may decide you have everything you need for the rest of your life!

  • Swimming beaches
  • Swimming pools
  • Water slides
  • Swim rafts
  • Paddleboats
  • Kayaks
  • Fun Bugs
  • Canoes
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoes
  • Playgrounds
  • Gamerooms
  • Bonfires
  • Build sandcastles
  • Boat, motor, pontoon rentals
  • Bait, tackle shops, dockside gas
  • Boat launches
  • Fish house rentals
  • Amusement Parks

Hartmann’s Family Fun Center

  • 320-760-3377
  • 303 8th Ave. E, Osakis, MN

Go-Karts, Mini Golf, Batting Cages

Casey’s Amusement Park

  • 320-763-7576
  • 1305 Nokomis N, Alexandria, MN

Go-Karts- 3 Great Tracks for Go-Karts, Indy-Karts, Family Karts-Single and Double. Kiddie Karts also-great experience for all youngsters. Mini Golf -18 Hole Challenging Course with Waterfalls & Rivers, Water Wars & Bumper Boats
10 a.m. – 11 p.m. everyday

  • Bike Rentals

Jake’s Bikes

  • 320-219-7433
  • 611 3rd Ave. Suite 201, Alexandria, MN
  • Bingo


  • 320-859-2117
  • 701 8th Ave. E., Osakis, MN

Bingo times: Mon., and Thurs., at 7 p.m.; Sat. at 2 p.m. and Sun., at 3 p.m.

  • County Fairs

Douglas County Fair ∙ Alexandria

Stearns County Fair ∙ Sauk Centre

Todd County Fair ∙ Long Prairie

  • Bowling

Osakis Bowl

  • 320-859-2115
  • 40 West Main St., Osakis, MN

8’s Bowling Pub & Grill

  • 320-732-2913
  • 24148 US 71, Alexandria, MN
  • Fishing Guides

Please contact the resort you have reservations at for the name of their favorite fishing guide on the lake.

  • Golf Courses

Osakis Country Club

  • 320-859-2140
  • 501 8th Ave. E., Osakis, MN

“A challenging beauty amid hills, trees and ponds!”

Double Eagle Golf & Grill

  • 218-738-5155
  • 31886 County Rd. 3, Eagle Bend, MN

15 miles north of Lake Osakis on Todd County Rd. 3.

Geneva Golf Club

  • 320-762-7089
  • 4181 Geneva Golf Club Dr NE, Alexandria, MN

west 7 miles on Hwy. 27, then 1 mile north on Liberty Rd.

Greystone Golf Club

  • 320-351-4653
  • 10548 Andrews Dr., Sauk Centre, MN

Long Prairie Country Club

  • 320-732-3312
  • 405 6th St. S.E., Long Prairie, MN

Lynx National Golf Course

  • 320-352-0242
  • 40204 Primrose Lane, Sauk Centre, MN

Sauk Centre Country Club

  • 320-352-3860
  • 606 Lake Shore Dr., Sauk Centre, MN
  • Horseback Riding and Pony Rides

Arrowwood Stables

  • 320-762-1124 ext. 274
  • Alexandria, MN
  • Live Theatre

Alexandria Area Art Association

  • 320-762-8300
  • 618 Broadway St., Alexandria, MN

Theatre L’Homme Dieu

  • 320-846-3150
  • 1875 Cty. Rd. 120 N.E., Alexandria, MN

A summer theatre where live performances enchant audiences all season long.

  • Movie Theatre

Long Drive In

  • 320-732-3142
  • 24257 Riverside Dr. (just off Hwy. 71), Long Prairie, MN

Feel the magic and excitement of days gone by when you visit one of the few remaining Drive-In Movie Theatres left in the state. Watch movies under the stars from the comfort of your car. Current movies every Fri., Sat. and Sun. nights from May-September. Movies begin at sunset. Second movie follows the first after a brief intermission. Don’t forget to visit the concession stand!

Main Street Theatre

  • 320-352-3596
  • 319 Main St. South, Sauk Centre, MN

Midway Cinema 9

  • 320-762-8204
  • 2910 Broadway St. S., Alexandria, MN
  • Museums

Osakis Area Heritage Center

  • 320-859-3777
  • 11 Main St. E., Osakis, MN

Preserving Osakis history.

Todd County Historical Society Museum

  • 320-732-4426
  • 333 Central Ave., Long Prairie, MN

The museum is located in historic downtown Long Prairie on the site of the former Winnebago Indian Agency. The museum serves as a research and learning center for those wishing to know more about the county’s past.

Lake Carlos State Park Carlos

“Sculpted by ancient glaciers, Lake Carlos State Park contains a tamarack bog, marshes, woodland ponds and lakes.”

Maritime Museum

  • 320-759-1114
  • 205 3rd Ave. W., Alexandria, MN

Located adjacent to the Runestone Museum.
A collection of antique and classic watercraft and fishing memorabilia.

  • Parks

Big Ole Park Alexandria

A 28 foot tall Viking statue that stands across the street from the Runestone Museum.

Inspiration Peak Overlook

One of the highest points in Minnesota located on the northern fringes of Douglas County about 15 miles NW of Carlos State Park. Sinclair Lewis once called this scenic overlook, one of the most spectacular sights in the state and visitors still agree. The walk to the top is invigorating and the view is beautiful.
Directions: go thru Millerville, enter Ottertail county, turn west on Ottertail County Road 38. At the Peak Supper Club, turn right on Inspiration Peak Road.

Runestone Museum & Fort

  • 320-763-3160
  • 206 Broadway St., Alexandria, MN

“Did the Viking Explorers discover America 100 years before Columbus?” See the buried rock an immigrant Swedish farmer found in 1898 that contained an ancient runic message carved by the Viking explorers in 1362. Outside the museum is Fort Alexandria built in 1862.

  • Petting Zoo

Erickson’s Petting Zoo

  • 320-762-0184
  • 11890 Hope Rd. S.E., Osakis, MN

Great place to take the family and enjoy all the animals and gardens. Petting Zoo, Bounce House, Orange Maze, and pony rides for children up to 75 lb. on our miniatures horses. Animals include pygmy goats and their kidds, sheep, miniature horses and miniature mules, Sara our llama and her son Sid, pigs, rabbits, and Samson and Caesar the alpacas. Birds include many varieties and colors of chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants, peacocks, pigeons and doves. Bunnyland and “Goat Tower” (watch the goats climb and entertain) are the newest additions.
Open for season Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4. Check out our Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze on weekends in the Fall.

Heartwood Farm

  • 320-352-3716
  • 42854 County Rd. 184, Sauk Centre, MN

Come join us for family fun! Enjoy hayride farm tours, our petting zoo and handmade crafts for sale. Visit with miniature donkeys, Scottish highlanders, emu, goats, horses, pigs, llamas, alpacas, chickens and more. Meet Moo the pot-bellied pig, Papa T and Nikia (our mini donks) and Emma the Emu, to name a few.
Open to the public the first full weekend of each month, June thru December. Sat. 10-4 and Sun. 1-4. Visit us in December for after dark, bobsled rides through our thousands of holiday lights and decorations.

  • Trap Range

Alexandria Shooting Park

  • 320-763-5315 877-597-9965
  • 6533 Cty. Rd. 87, Alexandria, MN

“Home of the Minnesota State Shoot”

  • Watercraft Rentals

Buck Point Resort

  • 800-543-4179
  • Osakis

Head of the Lakes

  • 800-662-4253
  • Osakis

Holiday Resort

  • 800-635-2306
  • Osakis

Idlewilde Resort

  • 800-648-1713
  • Osakis

Lakeshore Resort

  • 800-525-6056
  • Osakis

Linwood Resort

  • 800-458-5136
  • Osakis

Midway Beach Resort

  • 800-367-2547
  • Osakis

Sun-Fish Resort

  • 800-993-4786
  • Osakis
  • Racing

Viking Speedway

  • 320-762-1559
  • Alexandria, MN

May to August on Sat. at 6 p.m. at Douglas County Fairgrounds

  • Water Park

Big Splash Indoor Water Park

  • 320-759-5015
  • Alexandria, MN
  • Winery

Dragon Willow Winery

  • 320-428-0456
  • 23419 210th St., Long Prairie, MN

Carlos Creek Winery

  • 320-846-5443
  • 6693 County Rd. 34 N.W., Alexandria, MN

One of the largest wineries in the state with 160 acres. Tour the vineyard on a rental four-seat Surrey bike, enjoy live music on weekends, free winery tour and sampling of the fine wines produced at the winery. Carlos Creek Winery is open year round. In the winter visitors can take a dogsled ride, or bring their skis and enjoy the cross-country trails.

  • Trails

Bike, walk or skate thru the “tunnel of the towering trees” on the Central Lakes Trail just west of the trailhead in the town of Osakis.

The Lake Wobegon Trail

The Central Lakes Trail connects with the Lake Wobegon Trail in Osakis making it one of the longest trails in the state.