Stay Less than 10 Minutes from White Sand Lake
At the Country Inn & Suites hotel in Baxter, MN, you can be at some of the area’s best things to do in less than 10 minutes. Spend the day on White Sand Lake, and then head to Brainerd International Raceway to feel your heart pound as drivers speed along the track. Kids love the amusement rides at Paul Bunyan Land, and golfers appreciate the beautiful links on the Brainerd Golf Trail. If you love the outdoors, head to Crow Wing State Park for hiking, fishing and picnicking. More of a history buff? Don’t miss the three-story museum full of local artifacts and exhibits at Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum & Library.Family Fun
- Brainerd International Raceway (4.2 miles)
Cheer on your favorite drivers as they zip around this three-mile track designed for drag and road races.
Phone: +1 (866) 444-4455
- Paul Bunyan Land (11.7 miles)
For a great family outing, head to Paul Bunyan Land. This family-friendly park is home to 28 rides and attractions, plus the 30-building Pioneer Village, featuring vintage farm machinery.
Phone: +1 (218) 764-2524
Sports and Outdoors
- Crow Wing State Park (2.5 miles)
Explore the great outdoors at this state park, which boasts opportunities to canoe, photograph the scenery and hike along 18 miles of trails. The park is also home to the historic Crow Wing town site.
Phone: +1 (218) 825-3075
- White Sand Lake (6 miles)
Boat, fish, waterski or swim at White Sand Lake, located on State Highway 210.
- Mount Ski Gull (14.8 miles)
Feel the wind chill your cheeks as you speed down the mountain on one of this ski area’s 13 runs.
Phone: +1 (218) 963-4353
- Brainerd Golf
Golf on some of America’s best courses just minutes from our hotel. Challenge yourself to play one or all of the beautiful options in the Brainerd area, including Bobby’s Legacy Championship Golf Course, Deacon’s Lodge, The Pines and The Preserve.
- Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame (1 mile)
With a free kids' fishing pond, classes and games, this museum offers educational fun for all ages. Be sure to check out the exhibits about Minnesota's fishing heritage and angling legends.
Phone: +1 (218) 828-1736
- Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum & Library (2.1 miles)
A trip to this three-story museum provides a glimpse of area history through exhibits about the region's lumber, railroad and mining industries.
Phone: +1 (218) 829-3268