Area Attractions

So Much More Than Lakes

Snowboard riding a rail

Detroit Mountain

This 350-acre Minnesota recreation destination is only four miles from city limits. It features alpine skiing, snowboarding, tubing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fat bike rentals and, during the summer and fall months, mountain bike rentals and hiking.

Historic Holmes Theatre

Housed in a building built in 1931 and restored in 2002, this performing arts venue is the showpiece of the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center. With theater, music, comedy, art, classes and more, it’s the creative hub of DL.

Fawn in the woods

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

Located 18 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes, this 43,000-acre national wildlife refuge includes more than 20 lakes, three rivers and thousands of marshes and woodland ponds. More than 250 bird species — as well as whitetail deer, porcupines, beavers, black bears and timber wolves — call Tamarac home.

We’ve barely scratched the surface.

There’s so much more to see and do in DL