Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site
2 mi. south on Lindbergh Dr.
Guided tours of boyhood summer home
of aviator Charles Lindbergh. Adjacent
museum on Lindbergh family, with
replica of Spirit of St. Louis cockpit. Open
Thurs.-Sun. and holidays in summer $$
Urbank: Off Co. Rd. 38
Panoramic views from 1750-foot,
oak-covered knoll, highest point in the
area; 10-minute uphill walk from parking
area. (Note: Closest large cities are
Alexandria and Fergus Falls.) Free
Little Crow Water Ski Shows
New London: Neer Park on 2nd Ave. SE
Performances by championship water ski
team. Most Fri. evenings in summer. $
In Their Own Words Veterans Museum
Perham: 805 W. Main
Exhibits, videos and kiosks tell stories of
veterans of World Wars, Korea, Vietnam
and Middle East. Open daily. $
(Free admission for veterans.)
Mille Lacs Indian Museum
Onamia: 12 mi. north on Hwy. 169
320-532-3632, mnhs.org Exhibits on
history and current life of Mille Lacs
Band of Ojibwe Indians, plus restored
1930s trading post with American
Indian crafts. Tues.-Sat. and holidays
in summer. $$
Munsinger and Clemens Gardens
St. Cloud: Kilian Blvd.
com Large, beautiful gardens along the
Mississippi River, including perennials,
rose garden, white garden, formal
garden, and informal gardens under tall
pines; blooms from May through
(based on regular adult admission): $=$5 or less
$$=$6-10 $$$=$11-15 $$$$ =$16 and up
The tiny village of Terrace is home to a
vintage 1902 mill that now houses a gallery and
playhouse. A few miles east of Morris, a Wetland
Management District visitor center has information on
this “prairie pothole” habitat, and a trail leads to a photo
blind overlooking a wetland.
attractive. A 1920s theater has been
renovated as the Center for the Arts, hosting a variety of
performances, and a downtown gallery displays the work
of area artists. At the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center,
trails wind through the tallgrass prairie and past the
wetlands that both define this “prairie pothole” region.
You can watch for birds here and at other sites along the
200-mile Pine to Prairie Birding Trail, a driving route
with Fergus Falls as its southern anchor.
Fergus Falls is also a point along the 150-mile Otter
Trail Scenic Byway, which links several picturesque
spots in this lovely countryside. The most impressive
view in the area is at Inspiration Peak, which at 1,750 feet
is one of the highest points in northwestern Minnesota.
The overlook is off Co. Rd. 38 near the village of Urbank.
This area is home to numerous artists, and their work is
the focus of the Art of the Lakes Gallery in Battle Lake.
At Phelps, a tiny hamlet west of Otter Tail Lake,
there’s a restored 1889 flour mill in a lovely park
alongside the millpond and stream, a great spot for a