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Park Rapids – Where the Mighty Mississippi Begins…

We’re home to the Headwaters of the Mississippi at Itasca State Park. Since our lakes and woods never close, there are plenty of year-round activities, from silent sports such as hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing to motorsports enjoying water recreation, ATVs, and snowmobiles. Savor the flavors of Dorset, the “Restaurant Capital of the World,” or stroll through the shops on Main in scenic Downtown Park Rapids. Immerse yourself in the arts and history. Our business directory lists the very best we have to offer. Whether you choose to vacation, work, or move to the area, you will be happy you did. Take pleasure in hundreds of pristine lakes, miles of trails, and unique shopping in the Park Rapids Lakes Area. Find out more here, or call 218-732-4111, and we’ll be happy to help you.

Community Corner-

NLOKids is presenting “Monster In the Mirror,” an original show written and designed by kids. Performances will be Friday, July 12, at 3 pm at the Pine Point Community Center on PowWow Hwy; Saturday, July 13, at 11 am, at the Park Rapids Armory Arts & Events Center; and Sunday, July 14, at 3 pm at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, MN. Admission is free.

NLOKids is celebrating its 7th year of collaboration between the Northern Light Opera Company and the Pine Point community. In this summer camp, children work together to create an original script with songs, as well as design scenic elements and costumes. Guest artists Melanie Goodreaux, Lisa Dove, Gina Singer, Hawken Paul, and Neegonee Brunner all pitch in to make the show a reality.  NLOKids believes strongly that real friendships form through creating together.

It’s time to get your team signed up for Water Wars!! Come join the fun and competition right downtown on Main Street and compete for your chance to take home the traveling Loony Trophy! Register your team by clicking here!


It’s Moondance time again! See below for all the details of this highly anticipated annual event in our area!



The Hubbard County Fair starts on Tuesday! See below for a snapshot of all the fun events planned for this year!


Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber, a Partner of Explore Minnesota Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Northwoods Bank, Partner of Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber Citizen's Bank in Park Rapids, MN Park Rapids Downtown Business Association Park Rapids Lakes Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau