Delight in the Best Things Baxter Has to Offer
Be within minutes of shopping, dining and entertainment in Brainerd Lakes when you make the Country Inn & Suites your home base. Your stay in Baxter puts you close to an array of fun things to do, including attending the races at Brainerd International Raceway and braving the amusement rides at Paul Bunyan Land. If you love exploring the outdoors, you can head to White Sand Lake or Crow Wing State Park for hiking, fishing and picnicking. History buffs won't want to miss a stop at Crow Wing Historical Society's three-story museum to browse local artifacts and exhibits.
Don't miss these popular stops:
- Fishing Hall of Fame (1 mile)
Entertainment for all ages, this attraction offers a free kids' fishing pond, classes and games. Be sure to check out the exhibits about Minnesota's fishing heritage and angling legends as well.
Phone: +1 (218) 828-1736
- Crow Wing Historical Society (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. Step back in time when you tour the on-site early 1900s home.
Phone: +1 (218) 829-3268
- Crow Wing State Park (2.5 miles)
Explore the great outdoors at this state park with opportunities to canoe, photograph the scenery and hike 18 miles of trails. The park is also home to the historic Crow Wing town site.
Phone: +1 (218) 825-3075
- Brainerd International Raceway (3.7 miles)
Get your adrenaline pumping as you watch drivers zip around this three-mile track that hosts drag and road races.
Phone: +1 (866) 444-4455
- White Sand Lake (6 miles)
Boat, fish, waterski or swim at White Sand Lake, located on State Highway 210.
- Paul Bunyan Land at This Old Farm Pioneer Village (6.2 miles)
For a great family outing, head to Paul Bunyan Land, home to 28 rides and attractions, plus the 30-building Pioneer Village featuring vintage farm machinery.
Phone: +1 (218) 764-2524
- Ski Gull (8.4 miles)
Get your fill of downhill skiing and snowboarding at this nearby ski resort with 13 thrilling runs.
Phone: +1 (218) 963-4353