Area Attractions

There's no shortage of things to do in the Lanesboro area. From invigorating outdoor activities to fine dining, there is something for everyone.


Biking the Root River Trail

The most popular attraction of the Historic Bluff Country area! The Root River Trail Boasts over 70 miles of paved bike trail for all types of bicyclists. As you bike through the rolling bluffs (without climbing them) you follow the magnificent Root River. A 74 mile river known for it fantastic canoeing and tubing. If your looking for scenery, fun and maybe a little exercise, Lanesboro and the Historic Scanlan House Bed & Breakfast is the place for you!

For all of your rental needs, contact The Little River General Store in downtown Lanesboro at 1-800-994-2943, or call us for our special guest rate.

Spend a relaxing day floating through the bluffs on the Root River in one our new We-No-Nah Canoes, Dagger Kayaks, Orcas or River Tubes. Or take a spin on the beautiful Root River Trail (70 miles of paved trail) on one of our new 21 speed Fuji bikes. We also carry a full line of Recumbents - Try a Side By Side Tandem Recumbent, Single Recumbent, 3-Wheel Recumbent or a regular Tandem Bike!

Click here for a PDF file of the root river trail from the Minnesota DNR.

For more information, check out the www.RootRiverTrail.org website.


Theater and Arts

Bluff Country Artists Gallery
PO Box 512
Main Street
Spring Grove, MN 55974
Phone: (507)498-ARTS (2787)
Fax: (507)498-5415
Toll free: (877)SG BC ART (742.2278)
email: bcagallery@springgrove.coop

Commonweal Theatre Company
206 Parkway Ave. N.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507)467-2525
Fax: (507)467-2468
Toll free: 800-657-7025
email: info@commonwealtheatre.org
www.commonwealtheatre.org

Cornucopia Art Center
103 Parkway Ave., N
PO Box 152
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507)467-2446
Fax: (507)467-4446
email: info@lanesboroarts.org
www.lanesboroarts.org

Harmony Jem Movie Theatre (15 Minutes)
14 Main Avenue North
Harmony,MN 55939
Movie every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. First run movies. $4.00 tickets, fresh popcorn with REAL butter. Bring your own bucket for popcorn and save! Theatre is available to rent for parties, movies, and video games.

Lanesboro Art Council
PO Box 214
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507)467-2787
email: info@lanesboroartcouncil.org
www.lanesboroartcouncil.org

Root River Valley Friends of the Arts, Inc.
204 Parkway Ave. North
P.O. Box 125
Lanesboro, MN 55949
507-467-2488
Contact: Eric Bunge
ericb@rrvfota.org


Museums and Tours

R&M Amish Tours
RR 2, Box 202
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507)467-2128
http://www.rmamish.com/
Amish Tours every day but Sunday
10 am / 1 pm / 4 pm
We will pick up guests of The Historic Scanlan House Bed
and Breakfast Inn at the front door

Historic Forestville/ Minnesota Historical Society
RR 2 Box 126
Preston MN 55965
Phone: 507-765-2785
FAX: 507-765-5363
Toll Free: 1-888-727-8386
email: forestville@mnhs.org
www.mnhs.org/places/sites/hf

International Owl Center (30 Minutes)
126 E Cedar St, PO Box 536
Houston, MN, 55943
Phone: 507-896-6957
email: karla@internationalowlcenter.org
www.internationalowlcenter.org
Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, programs including a flying owl each day at 11 AM and 2 PM
Let the International Owl Center staff help you unravel the mysteries of owls as you meet the Center’s feathered ambassadors up close and personal. Touch owl feathers, learn to identify owls by the sounds they make, explore children’s owl art from around the world, and take pictures of perfectly mounted specimens of nine species of owls illustrating typical owl behaviors. Experience the woosh of an owl’s wings as it flies in front of you during the programs offered every day at 11 AM and 2 PM.

Lanesboro Historical Museum
105 Parkway Ave. S.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507)467-2177

Lanesboro State Fish Hatchery
Rt. 2 Box 85
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507)467-3771

Niagara Cave
29842 County Road 30
Harmony, MN 55939
Phone: (507)886-6606
Fax: (507)886-6432
Toll free: 800-837-6606
email: Niagara@means.net
www.niagaracave.com
Seasonal - Nationally known for 60 foot waterfall
Ranked a top ten premier cave


Outdoor Adventures

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507)467-2437
Fax: (507)467-3583
Toll free: 888-800-9558
email: info@eagle-bluff.org
www.eagle-bluff.org

Fishing & Hunting
Check the Minnesota DNR site for all the facts!

Niagara Cave
29842 County Road 30
Harmony, MN 55939
Phone: (507)886-6606
Fax: (507)886-6432
Toll free: 800-837-6606
email: Niagara@means.net
www.niagaracave.com
Seasonal - Nationally known for 60 foot waterfall
Ranked a top ten premier cave

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park
21071 County 118 Preston, MN 55965
Ph: Main Park:(507) 352-5111, Mystery Cave (507) 937-3251
fax: (507) 352-5113
www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/forestville_mystery_cave

Lanesboro Public Golf Club (Right next door to Scanlan House)
900 S. Parkway
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507)467-3742

Old Barn Resort & River's Bend Golf
24461 Heron Road
Preston, MN 55965
Phone: (507) 467-2512 / (800) 552-2512
www.barnresort.com
Seasonal - 18 gorgeous holes, par 70, along river, woods and bluffs
Also Visit: Little River General Stores Shack at the Old Barn Resort!
Rent Tubes, Canoes, Kayaks and Bikes and Experience another Location on the Root River and The Root River Trail.
Open Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend
(507) 467-2245

Little River General Store
105 Coffee Street
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507) 467-2943 / (800) 994-2943
www.LRGeneralStore.net
email: LRGENStore@aol.com
Seasonal - Full Service Outfitter!
Bicycle, Recumbent, Canoe, Kayak and Tube Rental
(Fuji Bicycle Dealer and Wenonah Canoe Dealer)
Also visit our secondary location at The Old Barn Resort, Lanesboro, MN

Shopping

Lanesboro is a destination not only for visitors, but also for entrepreneurs. In 2015 alone, ten new businesses began in Lanesboro, with more on the way. Lanesboro's businesses offer a one-of-a-kind experience including fine art, diverse dining, an invigorating outdoor activities. Local merchants sell everything from outdoor gear to hip togs, body care products to unique souvenirs, and both antiques and jewelry from fine to funky. From the practical to the atypical, you’ll find furniture, apparel, and even treats for your backyard birds.

Amish Experience
105 Parkway Ave., N
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507) 467-2992
www.village-depot.com
Year Round - Amish quilts, books, specialty foods, Boyds Bears, Willow Tree, jewelry, clothing

Avian Acres' Wild Bird Supply
32637 Grit Road
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507) 467-2996
Toll free: 800-967-BIRDS (2473)
www.avianacres.com
Year Round - Open for Bird Watching, Expertise and Quality Birding Supplies

Cheryls Fabric Garden/Handcrafted Boutique
108 Coffee Street E
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507) 467-4466
www.cherylsfabricgarden.com

Crown Trout Jewelers
107 Parkway Ave N PO Box 96
Lanesboro, MN, 55949
Phone: 507-467-3078
email: crowntro@acegroup.cc
www.crowntrout.com
Hours: Tues - Sat 10-5
Lanesboro's premier jewelry Store for over 17 years. Award winning jewelry designers Liz Bucheit and Michael Seiler specialize in custom design, jewelry repair services and classes.

Drury's Furniture
100 Main Street
Fountain, MN
Phone: (800) 561-2000

E2 Boutique
115 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN, 55949
Phone: 507-467-2994
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-6pm
E2 BOUTIQUE offers fashionable women's clothing and accessories at affordable prices! We carry Corky shoes and boots, handbags, large selection of scarves, home décor, jewelry, boys and girls clothing from infant to size 12. Our popular line of inis (from Ireland) products! Gift Certificates available also.

Emil Farqart
108 Parkway Ave. N.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507 )467-2004
FAX: (507) 467-1000

Essence of Lanesboro
100 Parkway Avenue South
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507) 467-2800
Seasonal - Fresh, shop-made natural soaps, lotions, essential oil-based perfumes

Iron Horse Outfitters
100 Coffee Street East
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507) 951-2955
Motorcycle Accessories

Lanesboro Farmer's Market
202 Parkway Ave S
Lanesboro, MN, 55949
email: stenamae@yahoo.com
www.lanesboro-mn.gov/site/lanesboro-boards-farmers-market.php
Hours: May - Oct Sat 9 am-noon
Our farmers and growers have joined together to offer the best in locally produced eggs, honey and maple syrup, fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, dried goods, bedding plants and perennials, wonderful preserves, pickles and relishes, homegrown popcorn, homemade soaps, tasty baked goods and much more. We are located at Sylvan Park in Lanesboro, MN.

Lanesboro Local Marketplace
201 Parkway Avenue North
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507) 467-2944
email: info@lanesborolocal.org
www.lanesborolocal.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Rediscover local flavor with grab-and-go treats and trail food, locally sourced dairy, bread, lefse, meat, eggs, honey and fresh produce. Find locally handcrafted jewelry, fishing gear, quilts and home goods, plus essentials for campers and travelers.

Little River General Store
105 Coffee Street
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507) 467-2943 / (800) 994-2943
www.LRGeneralStore.net
email: LRGENStore@aol.com
Seasonal - Full Service Outfitter!
Bicycle, Recumbent, Canoe, Kayak and Tube Rental
(Fuji Bicycle Dealer and Wenonah Canoe Dealer)
Also visit our secondary location at The Old Barn Resort, Lanesboro, MN

Windy Mesa Jewelry and Art
102 Parkway N.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507) 467-2198
www.windymesajewelry.com
Seasonal - Great jewelry, Minnetonka Moccasins and art at great deals


Restaurants

Another Time Ice Cream Parlor & Chocolates (Seasonal)
100 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507)467-3556
email: kastenkathy@gmail.com

Aroma Pie Shop (Seasonal)
618 Main St.
Whalan, MN 55949
(507) 467-2623
email: mtag55@gmail.com
www.thearomapieshop.com

Branding Iron Supper Club
1100 Circle Heights Drive
Preston, MN 55965
(507) 765-3388

Cracked Egg (Year Round)
701 Parkway Ave. S.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 467-3444

Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery
78757 Minnesota 16
Spring Valley, MN, 55975
(29 miles from Lanesboro)
(507) 346-730
email: info@fourdaughtersvineyard.com
www.fourdaughtersvineyard.com
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 am-7 pm; Fri-Sat 11 am-9 pm; Sun 11 am-6 pm

Gil B's Pizza & Sandwich Shoppe (Year Round)
111 Parkway Ave. N.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507)467-2200
email: rhinospizza@acegroup.cc
www.gilbslanesboro.com

Intermission
210 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN, 55949
(507) 467-3381
email: info@intermissionoflanesboro.com
www.intermissionoflanesboro.com

Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe (Year Round)
202 Parkway Ave. N.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 467-BUNS (2867)

Los Gables (Mexican - Year Round)
Junction Hwy 52 S & 80
Fountain, MN 55935
(507) 268-1020
email: losgables@yahoo.com
www.losgables.com

The Old Barn Resort & River's Bend Golf (Year Round)
RR. 3, Box 57
Preston, MN 55965
Ph: (507)467-2512
Fax: (507)467-2382
Toll Free: 1-800-552-2512
www.barnresort.com

Old Village Hall Restaurant & Pub (Year Round)
111 Coffee Street East
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Ph: (507) 467-2962
www.oldvillagehall.com

Pedal Pusher's Café (Year Round)
Scott & Angie Taylor
121 Parkway Ave. North
PO Box 306
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 467-1050
www.pedalpusherscafe.com

Riverside On The Root (Seasonal)
109 S. Parkway
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Ph: (507) 467-3663
email: rro@acegroup.cc
www.riversideontheroot.com

Root River Saloon
PO Box 212
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Ph: (507) 467-3355


Churches

Bethlehem Lutheran Church (ELCA)
200 Kenilworth Ave S
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 467-3344

Union Prairie Lutheran Church (ELCA)
200 Kenilworth Ave N
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 467-3363

Lanesboro United Methodist Church
507 Parkway Ave S
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 467-2646

Highland Lutheran Church
22423 391st Ave
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 467-3318

Whalan Lutheran Church
516 New St
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 467-2398

Elstad Lutheran Church
37784 Dogwood Rd
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 467-3769

North Prairie Lutheran
35957 State Highway 30
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 875-2460

St Patrick's Church Hall
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 467-2480

Preston United Methodist Church
212 Saint Anthony St N
Preston, MN 55965
(507) 765-2503

Church of Jesus Christ of Lds
50 RR 1 # C
Preston, MN 55965
(507) 765-4551

Fountain Lutheran Church
Fountain, MN 55935
(507) 268-4413

Grace Lutheran Church
365 Park St
Peterson, MN 55962
(507) 875-2218

Highland Prairie Church
43265 Bowl Dr
Peterson, MN 55962
(507) 864-2731


 

Historic Scanlan House Bed and Breakfast Inn
708 Parkway Avenue South
Lanesboro, MN 55949

We are fully Health and Fire Inspected yearly

6 Blocks From The Root River State Bike Trail

Phone: (800) 944-2158 or (507) 467-2158
FAX: (928) 244-3360
Email: ScanlanBB@aol.com


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