Local Attractions & Activities

Alexandria, Minnesota is a beautiful city nestled in the middle of lake country boasting deep fresh water lakes with endless blue skies. Visit the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

  • Minnesota’s largest winery, Carlos Creek Winery, located near Alexandria
  • Miles of bicycling and hiking trails — including the Central Lakes Trail
  • Countless antique and specialty shops
  • Coffee houses, restaurants of all types
  • Boat, sail or fish the area lakes or choose a guided fishing trip (200 beautiful lakes). Paddleboat rentals also available
  • Public swimming beaches
  • Local museums: The Douglas County Historical Society, Runestone Museum, and Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum are great places to explore the area’s rich Scandinavian history and learn about ancient Viking explorers
  • Stock car racing every Saturday night during the summer months
  • Horseback trail rides
  • Summer concerts
  • Alexandria Beetles Baseball games — summer
  • Many city, county and state parks: Feed the ducks, pack a picnic, or explore the trails
  • Golf: Eight courses in the lakes area, plus the Resorter’s Golf Tournament each summer
  • The Alexandria Festival of the Lakes, an annual chamber music event each August
  • The Vikingland Band Festival, where competing marching bands gather each June
  • Theatres: Theatre L’Homme Dieu and AAAA Theatre present seasonal plays
  • Amusement park including go-carts, bumper boats, and mini golf
  • 34-lane bowling alley and Cinema 9 movie theater
  • Winter activities include ice fishing, ice skating, downhill and cross country skiing, bobsled rides, and snowmobile trails
  • Alexandria Blizzard Hockey games most weekends at the Runestone Community Center