Local Attractions

Alexandria, Minnesota is a beautiful city nestled in the middle of lake country boasting deep freshwater lakes with endless blue skies.
Here are just a few of the local attractions.

Dining & Shopping

  • A busy downtown area packed with various stores and antique shops.


  • Stock car racing every Saturday night during the summer months
  • Summer concerts
  • Local museums including The Douglas County Historical Society, Runestone Museum, and Legacy of the Lakes are great places to explore the area’s rich Scandinavian history and learn about ancient Viking explorers.
  • There are eight golf courses in the lakes area, plus the Resorter’s Golf Tournament each summer

Outdoor Activities

  • Miles of bicycling and hiking trails — including the Central Lakes Trail
  • Boat, sail or fish the area lakes or choose a guided fishing trip (200 beautiful lakes). Paddleboat rentals also available
  • Public swimming beaches
  • Horseback trail rides
  • Many city, county and state parks: Feed the ducks, pack a picnic, or explore the trails
  • Winter activities include ice fishing, ice skating, downhill and cross country skiing, bobsled rides, and snowmobile trails