Find fun things to do in Baxter, MN

Stay less than 10 minutes from thrilling races at Brainerd International Raceway and shopping deals at Westgate Mall when you book a pet-friendly hotel room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, Baxter, MN. Crow Wing State Park offers a full day of exciting things to do, such as canoeing, fishing, and hiking the 18 miles of trails. You can also fish at White Sand Lake, just eight miles away, and visit the kids’ pond at the Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame. Families don’t want to miss the rides at Paul Bunyan Land and the local history at Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum & Library.

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Brainerd International Raceway

3.82 mi / 6.14 km from the hotel
Cheer on your favorite drivers as they zip around this three-mile track designed for drag and road races.

Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum & Library

2.13 mi / 3.43 km from the hotel
A trip to this three-story museum provides a glimpse of area history through exhibits about the region's lumber, railroad, and mining industries.

Crow Wing State Park

8 mi / 12.87 km from the hotel
Explore the great outdoors at this state park, which boasts opportunities to canoe, photograph the scenery, and hike along 18 miles of trails. The park is also home to the historic Crow Wing town site.

Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame

27.84 mi / 44.81 km from the hotel
With a free kids' fishing pond, classes, and games, this museum offers educational fun for all ages. Be sure to check out the exhibits about Minnesota's fishing heritage and angling legends.

Mt. Ski Gull

8.27 mi / 13.31 km from the hotel
Feel the wind chill your cheeks as you speed down the mountain on one of this ski area's 13 runs. During the summer, take one of the guided family hikes or hit the evening trails.

Paul Bunyan Land

10.29 mi / 16.56 km from the hotel
For a great family outing, head to Paul Bunyan Land. This family-friendly park is home to 28 rides and attractions, plus the 30-building Pioneer Village, featuring vintage farm machinery.