The Brainerd Lakes Area, centrally located in the heart of Minnesota, is a vibrant region with a diverse economic base, high quality educational systems, and unparalleled natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Brainerd, the county seat of Crow Wing County, can be found along the banks of the Mississippi River, in the heart of Minnesota about two hours north of the Twin Cities, and nestled among more than 500 area lakes. Brainerd and Baxter cities serve as the region’s hub for many governmental, health care, and retail services. The region is home to nearly 100,000 year-round residents and thousands more seasonal residents and visitors. Health care, information technology, construction, and hospitality lead the list of large industry sectors.

If you are visiting LAMF from outside of the Lakes Area, check out Visit Brainerd as a valuable resource for things to do, places to stay, and more! The Brainerd Lakes Area is about a two hour drive North of the Twin Cities. If you are flying in, daily flights to the Brainerd (BRD) airport are available; or fly into Minneapolis/St. Paul international airport (MSP) and make the scenic drive to the North Country.

Let the experts of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce assist you in locating available lodging in the area. Options range from world-class resorts with golf courses, restaurants, and spas to campgrounds where you can sleep under the stars. Discover the perfect fit for all your vacation destination needs.

Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (218) 829-2838 or (800) 450-2838
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.