Attractions and Recreation

The #1 attraction is Lake Osakis. Beautiful Lake Osakis is 11 miles long and over 6300 acres of water. The resorts offer many things to do - some may have more to offer and some may not have all that is listed. But with the sun, the lake and an Osakis Resort, you may decide you have everything you need for the rest of your life!
Swimming beaches 
Swimming pools 
Water slides 
Swim rafts
Fun Bugs
Build sandcastles
Boat, motor, pontoon rentals
Bait, tackle shops, dockside gas
Boat launches
Fish house rentals

Visit these attractions near Lake Osakis…..
Amusement Parks | Bike Rentals | Bingo | Birding | Bowling | County Fairs | Fishing Guides | Golf Courses | Horseback Riding | Live Theatre
Movie Theatre | Museums | Parks | Petting Zoo | Racing | Shopping and Attractions | Trails | Trap Range | Watercraft Rentals | Water Park | Winery
Amusement Parks

Hartmann's Family Fun Center ∙ 320-760-3377 ∙
303 8th Ave. E ∙ Osakis
Go-Karts, Mini Golf, Batting Cages

Casey's Amusement Park ∙ 320-763-7576 ∙
1305 Nokomis N ∙ Alexandria
Go-Karts- 3 Great Tracks for Go-Karts, Indy-Karts, Family Karts-Single and Double. Kiddie Karts also-great experience for all youngsters. Mini Golf -18 Hole Challenging Course with Waterfalls & Rivers, Water Wars & Bumper Boats
10 a.m. - 11 p.m. everyday

Bike Rentals

Matt's Bait ∙ 320-859-2181 ∙
11 Nokomis St. W ∙ Osakis
Bike Rental

The Bike & Fitness Company ∙ 320-762-8493
805 First Ave. E. ∙ Alexandria
Bike Rental. Mon.-Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-4.


VFW ∙ 320-859-2117
701 8th Ave. E. ∙ Osakis
Bingo times: Mon., and Thurs., at 7 p.m.; Sat. at 2 p.m. and Sun., at 3 p.m.


Rare birds on Osakis


Lakeview Lanes ∙ 320-859-2115 ∙
40 Main St. E. ∙ Osakis
Please call for hours.

Garden Center Lanes ∙ 320-763-6565
115 30th Ave. E. ∙ Alexandria
34 Lanes with automatic scoring. 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

County Fairs

Douglas County Fair ∙ Alexandria

Stearns County Fair ∙ Sauk Centre

Todd County Fair ∙ Long Prairie

Fishing Guides

Please contact the resort you have reservations at for the name of their favorite fishing guide on the lake.

Golf Courses

Osakis Country Club ∙ 320-859-2140
501 8th Ave. E. ∙ Osakis
"A challenging beauty amid hills, trees and ponds!"

Double Eagle Golf & Grill ∙ 218-738-5155
31886 County Rd. 3 ∙ Eagle Bend
15 miles north of Lake Osakis on Todd County Rd. 3.

Geneva Golf Club ∙ 320-762-7089 ∙ Alexandria
From Osakis, west 7 miles on Hwy. 27, then 1 mile north on Liberty Rd.

Greystone Golf Club ∙ 320-351-4653
10548 Andrews Dr. ∙ Sauk Centre

Long Prairie Country Club ∙ 320-732-3312
405 6th St. S.E. ∙ Long Prairie

Lynx National Golf Course ∙ 320-352-0242 ∙
40204 Primrose Lane ∙ Sauk Centre

Sauk Centre Country Club ∙ 320-352-3860
606 Lake Shore Dr. ∙ Sauk Centre

Horseback Riding and Pony Rides

Arrowwood Stables ∙ 320-762-1124 ext. 274 ∙ Alexandria

Live Theatre

Alexandria Area Art Association ∙ 320-762-8300
618 Broadway St. ∙ Alexandria

Theatre L'Homme Dieu ∙ 320-846-3150 ∙
1875 Cty. Rd. 120 N.E. ∙ Alexandria
A summer theatre where live performances enchant audiences all season long.

Movie Theatre

Long Drive In ∙ 320-732-3142 ∙ Long Prairie
24257 Riverside Dr. (just off Hwy. 71) ∙ Long Prairie
Feel the magic and excitement of days gone by when you visit one of the few remaining Drive-In Movie Theatres left in the state. Watch movies under the stars from the comfort of your car. Current movies every Fri., Sat. and Sun. nights from May-September. Movies begin at sunset. Second movie follows the first after a brief intermission. Don't forget to visit the concession stand!

Main Street Theatre ∙ 320-352-3596
319 Main St. S. ∙ Sauk Centre

Midway Cinema 9 ∙ 320-762-8204
2910 Broadway St. S. ∙ Alexandria


Osakis Area Heritage Center ∙ 320-859-3777
11 Main St. E. ∙ Osakis
Preserving Osakis history.

Runestone Museum & Fort ∙ 320-763-3160
206 Broadway St. ∙ Alexandria
"Did the Viking Explorers discover America 100 years before Columbus?" See the buried rock an immigrant Swedish farmer found in 1898 that contained an ancient runic message carved by the Viking explorers in 1362. Outside the museum is Fort Alexandria built in 1862.

Maritime Museum ∙ 320-759-1114
205 3rd Ave. W. ∙ Alexandria
Located adjacent to the Runestone Museum.
A collection of antique and classic watercraft and fishing memorabilia.


Big Ole Park Alexandria
A 28 foot tall Viking statue that stands across the street from the Runestone Museum.

Inspiration Peak Overlook
One of the highest points in Minnesota located on the northern fringes of Douglas County about 15 miles NW of Carlos State Park. Sinclair Lewis once called this scenic overlook, one of the most spectacular sights in the state and visitors still agree. The walk to the top is invigorating and the view is beautiful.
Directions: go thru Millerville, enter Ottertail county, turn west on Ottertail County Road 38. At the Peak Supper Club, turn right on Inspiration Peak Road.

Lake Carlos State Park Carlos
"Sculpted by ancient glaciers, Lake Carlos State Park contains a tamarack bog, marshes, woodland ponds and lakes."

Petting Zoo

Erickson's Petting Zoo ∙ 320-762-0184
11890 Hope Rd. S.E. ∙ Osakis
Great place to take the family and enjoy all the animals and gardens. Petting Zoo, Bounce House, Orange Maze, and pony rides for children up to 75 lb. on our miniatures horses. Animals include pygmy goats and their kidds, sheep, miniature horses and miniature mules, Sara our llama and her son Sid, pigs, rabbits, and Samson and Caesar the alpacas. Birds include many varieties and colors of chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants, peacocks, pigeons and doves. Bunnyland and "Goat Tower" (watch the goats climb and entertain) are the newest additions.
Open for season Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4. Check out our Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze on weekends in the Fall.

Heartwood Farm ∙ 320-352-3716
42854 County Rd. 184 ∙ Sauk Centre
Come join us for family fun! Enjoy hayride farm tours, our petting zoo and handmade crafts for sale. Visit with miniature donkeys, Scottish highlanders, emu, goats, horses, pigs, llamas, alpacas, chickens and more. Meet Moo the pot-bellied pig, Papa T and Nikia (our mini donks) and Emma the Emu, to name a few.
Open to the public the first full weekend of each month, June thru December. Sat. 10-4 and Sun. 1-4. Visit us in December for after dark, bobsled rides through our thousands of holiday lights and decorations.


Viking Speedway ∙ 320-762-1559 ∙ Alexandria
May to August on Sat. at 6 p.m. at Douglas County Fairgrounds

I-94 Speedway ∙ 320-352-5263 ∙
40252 410 St. ∙ Sauk Centre
Directions: I-94 to exit 127, then .3 mile south on Hwy. 71, then east.

Shopping Attractions

Amish Shopping just north of Lake Osakis.
No Sunday sales.

Amish Shopping Map

Crooked Willow
∙ 320-859-3624 ∙ Osakis
"A unique shopping attraction experience." Large selection of gifts, antiques and vintage home accessories. Located 5 miles west of Osakis on Hwy. 27.

Just Like Grandmas ∙ 320-859-4504 113 Main St. ∙  Osakis
Three buildings full of handcrafted gifts, home décor and clothing. Christmas Boutique in Fall.


Central Lakes Trail Osakis ∙ Osakis
Bike, walk or skate thru the "tunnel of the towering trees" on the Central Lakes Trail just west of the trailhead in the town of Osakis.

The Lake Wobegon Trail ∙ Osakis
The Central Lakes Trail connects with the Lake Wobegon Trail in Osakis making it one of the longest trails in the state.

Trap Range

Alexandria Shooting Park ∙ 320-763-5315 ∙ 877-597-9965
6533 Cty. Rd. 87 ∙ Alexandria
"Home of the Minnesota State Shoot"

Watercraft Rentals

Buck Point Resort ∙ 800-543-4179 ∙ Osakis ∙

Head of the Lakes ∙ 800-662-4253 ∙ Osakis ∙

Holiday Resort ∙ 800-635-2306 ∙ Osakis ∙

Idlewilde Resort ∙ 800-648-1713 ∙ Osakis ∙

Lakeshore Resort ∙ 800-525-6056 ∙ Osakis ∙

Linwood Resort ∙ 800-458-5136 ∙ Osakis ∙

Midway Beach Resort ∙ 800-367-2547 ∙ Osakis ∙

Sun-Fish Resort ∙ 800-993-4786 ∙ Osakis

Water Park

Big Splash Indoor Water Park ∙ 320-759-5015 ∙ Alexandria


Carlos Creek Winery ∙ 320-846-5443
6693 County Rd. 34 N.W. ∙ Alexandria
One of the largest wineries in the state with 160 acres. Tour the vineyard on a rental four-seat Surrey bike, enjoy live music on weekends, free winery tour and sampling of the fine wines produced at the winery. Carlos Creek Winery is open year round. In the winter visitors can take a dogsled ride, or bring their skis and enjoy the cross-country trails.



Lake Osakis Resort Association · Dept. DD9 - PO Box 179 · Osakis, Minnesota 56360
800-422-0785 Ext. 90
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