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We are close to many MN small towns for you to explore some shopping and entertainment Perham, Ottertail. Richvile, New York Mills, Battle Lake, Amor, Deer Creek, Clitherall, Dent, Henning, Vergas, Underwood, Dalton, Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids, Detroit Lakes are waiting for you. Maplewood & Glendalough State Parks, Phelps Mill park, and Inspiration Peak are nearby. Bird Watching all over our area, but is most popular in the parks.

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Below you will find a sample of some of the fun things to do on Vacation here and their Web Page Links for more information.
If you do leave our Family Fun MN Fishing resort during your vacation, there are many nearby attractions around for you.  Tubing down the river. Championship 18 hole PGA Golf Courses for Mom & Dad or Miniature Golf for the whole family, Horseback Riding, Indoor Water Park, Fine Dining and Dancing, Family Restaurants, Friendly Churches, Shopping, Flea Markets, Fairs & Celebrations, Pottery Shops, Local Art Creations are just some of what can be found through out the area. You will find some statues here, that claim to be the largest, Turkey, Pelican, Loon, and Otter, and don't forget Bird Watching, Biking, Hiking, Sightseeing they are just some of the fun things to do on vacation that you will find.
 
Many Wonderful Golf Courses to enjoy on vacation!
Smokin Iron Truck & Tractor Pull, Ottertfest, Otterdazzle, Ottertail Radar Run are Family Fun events that you will enjoy on vacation. 
A Year Long List of things to do everywhere during your vacation.

MN State Parks:

  Maplewood State Park
    Over 9,250 acres of woods, eight major lakes and several ponds, this state-protected habitat is great for hiking, bird watching, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, swimming, and fishing. The park is host to 150 bird species and 50 species of mammals.  Lake Lida has a sandy beach and large picnic areas for visitors a great place to relax and enjoy nature. The fall colors are amazing.
  Glendalough State Park
    Used to be a private reserve visited by many past presidents and VIPs with more than nine miles of undeveloped Otter Tail County shoreline and six lakes. This park offers excellent fishing, bird watching, and hiking trails through oak and northern hardwood forests. During spring and fall migration, to the delight of birdwatchers, the park becomes a major waterfowl staging area. Two observation areas in the park provide excellent opportunities to see wildlife activity.

Some of Otter Tail Country Communities close by

  Pelican Rapids
  Small town that gives you a great historic feel.
  Detroit Lakes
  Carnival's,  Becker County Fair, We Fest, are a few of the events found here.
  Fergus Falls
  Your in luck if you're looking for a friendly variety of shopping, Fergus Falls will offer you that and much more. West-Otter Tail County Fair
  Perham
 

Perham has many small unique shops, restaurants and a beautiful pool for those rainy-days. East-Otter Tail County Fair

 

Fun stuff
  Perham Turtle Races
  A Wednesday summertime event that brings smiles from all the participants. Don't let the kids miss this highlight of the summer.
 Northen Hideaway Indoor Water-Park
 A great place to take the hole family for some wet fun, rain or shine or hot or cold.
 Vergas area Calender of events
 A small town full of fun
  Pine to Prairie Birding Trail
  Bird Watching is very Popular in our area

Riding Stable

    Try trail riding through the beautiful countryside. Saddle horses offering group trail rides and corral rides for small children. Horse drawn buggy and hay rides are available in addition to corral lessons for the inexperienced riders.

Unique Shopping and Antique hunting

    In our MN small towns there are many things for you to do, antique and specialty shops in the surrounding community, and even a coffee shop or 2. Unique, hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans will become part of your vacation memories. Roadside markets, specialty foods, and pick-your-own produce are available during summer and fall. Antique auctions and flea markets offer an exciting opportunity to get deals, and stories for your friends.

 Art & Craft shows, County Fairs, and old time Fall threshing shows offer family opportunities like no other area. A nearby mini golf course offers fun for the whole family.

Dining and Dancing

    Fine dining or down home establishments can be found through out the area serving a delicious variety of foods, including: Texas BBQ, steaks, seafood, and good old fashioned hamburgers. The bars in the area offer verities from small town quite, to live music with dancing but always a friendly atmosphere.

Phelps Mill

    Located on the Otter Tail River, the Phelps mill was built in 1889, and was originally called the Main Roller Mills. The mill is no longer in operation, but is now the focal point of a beautiful landscaped county park. Tour the mill, fish the stream, or picnic along the river.

    Phelps Mill is host to the highly acclaimed Phelps Mill Arts and Crafts Festival the second weekend of July, offering guest performers appearing on stage and around the grounds. A festive atmosphere for a wholesome family experience.

Inspiration Peak State Park

    The second highest site in Minnesota offers a panoramic view of nine lakes and three counties. As part of a moraine this site is the result of the last push of glacial ice across Minnesota.

    Inspiration Peak is a great place for family hikes and picnics. Enjoy the paved paths with resting benches along the way. Inspiration Peak is also a good place to watch the fall hawk migration in the area.

Otter Tail County Historical Society

    Recognized by the Minnesota Historical Society as one of the top county museums in the state. Exhibits chronicle the development of Otter Tail County from the Native American to the early 20th Century. Take a stroll down Main Street of a hundred years ago, see history come to life in one of the dioramas, or consult the extensive genealogical resources available. The Heirloom Garden has been a special outdoor exhibit in recent summers. Open June-September, the museum is located at 1110 West Lincoln Avenue in Fergus Falls mn.

Prairie Wetlands Learning Center

    A unique 300-acre site includes 23 wetlands, 19 acres of virgin prairie, and approximately 175 acres of restored prairie grasslands.

    There are many different Museums and Cultural Centers to visit all over our area. Be sure not to miss the Veterans Museum in Perham MN.

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