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Northern Minnesota tourism prides itself on its’ family-friendly, yet northwoods experience. If you are planning a trip to the
Character Challenge Course, please consider attractions and lodging options that will make your trip to Park Rapids an experience like none other. There are countless things to do when visiting.

The Character Challenge Course Experience the thrills and chills a 25′ free fall or a 370′ zip line can make! The course is open 6 days/week during summer months and by reservation in the spring and fall. A perfect fit for tourists, families, adventure-seekers, schools and teams.

 

Park Rapids Chamber of Commerce The Chamber’s friendly staff will provide you with the resources to expand your knowledge of the Park Rapids Area. Located south of Park Rapids on highway 71. Northern Minnesota tourism has its headquarters, and they are located in Park Rapids!

Park Rapids Enterprise Park Rapids’ semi-weekly newspaper is a great place to begin your stay. Updates for things to do in Park Rapids, local events, and discounts abound!

Dorset Famously known as the “Restaurant capital of the world”, this quaint town offers multiple shops, and no less than 5 restaurants and is located only 5 miles from Park Rapids

Summerhill Farm A summer tradition for 28 years. Experience the charm of the eight specialty shops and discover the distinctive clothing, unique home accessories, specialty food, toys and more.

Restaurant Partners

Visit the following eateries located in Park Rapids, and simply bring your receipt to the course and apply its full value towards the Tourist Package. (Max of $50) No purchase necessary! Not valid with other promotions.

Rocky’s Pizza is the classic pizza shop and is renowned for their special sauce and unique pizza combinations. Make a stop to Rocky’s today!

The Y Steak House combines traditional steak house appeal with contemporary and delicious dishes. Great chicken, burgers, ribs and much more await your group.

Companeros is one of the most sought after mexican food restaurants in northern Minnesota. Nestled into Dorset, self titled the “Food Capital of the World”, Companeros will provide your party endless chips and salsa and authentic mexican food. Call for reservations!

The Good Life Cafe offers a delicious balance of traditional and adventurous dishes.  Whether you’re craving a beloved comfort food, vegetarian novelty, or international taste – you’ll enjoy The Good Life Cafe’s rendition.

Bella Cafe: A splendid cafe providing more than just coffee. If you are meeting a business associate or sharing a light meal with friends and family, Bella will provide just the right atmosphere.

 

Area Lodging

Eagle Beach Resort  is located in a pristine area of Minnesota dominated by Red and White Pine trees surrounding clear, clean spring fed lakes. If you are taking in northern Minnesota tourism, it needs to be your next stop! It is adjacent to the Character Challenge Course Company. Our resort rests on the southeast shore of Eagle Lake, the center lake of the famous Fish Hook Chain of lakes – access to the two adjoining lakes by boat, through two scenic navigable connecting short streams. (picture on right)

Fun-ta-Boot Resort The Williams hope you will join us at Fun Ta Boot Resort for a fun-filled memorable, relaxing vacation where you can catch the first rays of sun dancing across the water; breathe the clean, fresh air of the north woods; thrill to the experience of catching fish ( be it small or trophy size)!

In-We-Go Resort  is located between Park Rapids and Walker, just south of Nevis. Our cabins are nicely spaced along 1,000 feet of level shoreline on the 8th Crow Wing Lake. You will also have the pleasure of boating to the 9th and 10th Crow Wings via river channels, over ” 7 miles” of scenic waterways.

Whippoorwill Resort is a wonderful family resort and a fisherman’s paradise! We invite you to come and stay with us and enjoy Minnesota’s spectacular lake country. Nestled among the tall pines on Upper Bottle Lake, the resort is ideally located just 14 miles from Park Rapids and 16 miles from Itasca State Park.

Utopia Bay Resort, which has operated for 70 years as a historical Mom & Pop resort is now available for private ownership. Click our name to read more…

East Silent Resort, Dent Minnesota. A beautiful resort facility ready to provide your family with a fantastic getaway.

Camp Liberty Resort, on the 8th Crow Wing, only a 20 minute drive to the Character Challenge Course. Camp Liberty is spread along 2,100 feet of beautiful lakeshore and is ready to make your northern Minnesota vacation one to remember.

Two Inlets Resort, Considers itself to be one of the finer Park Rapids, MN resorts located near Itasca State Park, on Two Inlets Lake and in Two Inlets State Forest. If looking for a northern Minnesota resort, you can get away from it all with just a quick four hour drive from Mpls/St. Paul.

Attractions

There are many local attractions and activities near Park Rapids. Each summer, Park Rapids is home to countless 4th of July activities, Logging Days, and a woodcarvers festival. When you ask yourself “What is there to do in Park Rapids?” the list is long.

Jaspers Jubilee Theater– Featuring the musical stylings of the Johnson family, 4 generations of one family will provide laughs, music, and comedy. An award winning cast is led by “Auntie Kreamsaugen”, (the family’s matriarch) and Dan Brekke (an up and coming country music star at a young age of 18!) If you are looking for things to do in Park Rapids, Jasper’s is your place!

Jack Sand– Jack has performed as a magician for over 40 years, entertaining audiences with his creative wit, sense of humor, and fantastic magic.

Evergreen Gifts and Fun Park– The facility has shopping, food, and family fun located only a few minutes from the Character Challenge Course. Northern Minnesota tourism has many great attractions, so don’t miss your trip to Evergreen Gifts!

Visit Detroit Lakes!

Detroit Lakes Minnesota is one of the Midwest’s best destinations. Whether looking for a great family summer getaway, or to enjoy Minnesota’s most scenic lakes, D.L. has what you are looking for. Here are some great things to do in Detroit Lakes.

My Lakes Area– A site designed to assist all visitors to northern Minnesota.

Go-Putt-N-Bump– An exciting attraction in Detroit Lakes sure to bring laughs, waves, and tons of fun.

The Lodge on Lake Detroit– One of northern Minnesota’s best venues, The Lodge offers a fantastic experience and only a 45 minute drive to the Character Challenge Course.

North Dakota Tourism

Only 90 miles east of Fargo and 120 miles southeast of Grand Forks, C4 makes for a perfect get-a-way. Maybe a zip line was a “Bucket List” event or maybe you’re just looking for a great activitiy for your family. Either way, our course is a quick drive away. There are tons of things to do in Fargo.

North Dakota Tourism– Official site for the tourism industry in North Dakota. Visitors will find things to do in Grand Forks, family activities in Fargo, and links to countless programs and accomodations throughout the great state.

 

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