Stay less than 10 minutes from White Sand Lake

From the Country Inn & Suites hotel in Baxter, MN, you can reach some of the area's best things to do in less than 10 minutes. Spend the day on White Sand Lake, and then head to Brainerd International Raceway to feel your heart pound as drivers speed along the track. Kids love the amusement rides at Paul Bunyan Land, and golfers appreciate the beautiful links on the Brainerd Golf Trail. If you love the outdoors, head to Crow Wing State Park for hiking, fishing and picnicking. More of a history buff? Don't miss the three-story museum full of local artifacts and exhibits 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.

Mount 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.

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.