Brainerd Tourism

Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Its population was 13,592 as of the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Crow Wing County, and is one of the largest cities in Central Minnesota. Brainerd straddles the Mississippi River several miles upstream from its confluence with the Crow Wing River, having been founded as a site for a railroad crossing above said confluence. Brainerd is the principal city of the Brainerd Micropolitan Area, a micropolitan area covering Cass and Crow Wing counties and with a combined population of 91,067 as of the 2010 census. The Brainerd area serves as a major tourist destination for Minnesota, and Baxter is a regional retail center. Brainerd is the home to one of five medevac helicopter flight stations in the state for "AirCare," operated by North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, a Level 1 Trauma Center. This station covers the central part of Minnesota. The city is also known for the Brainerd International Raceway, which hosts races frequently throughout the year and has a national drag racing meet annually in August.


Brainerd is a city in the state of Minnesota in the United States. Brainerd is an all year-round destination for anyone looking for some adventure, or juts relaxation. A popular lake destination, the things to do in Brainerd range from fishing to biking to hiking to fishing to kayaking to shopping and much more. Attractions in Brainerd are: Playgrounds like Brainerd International Raceway and Paul Bunyan Land; Art and Entertainment venues like Franklin Arts Centre, Central Lakes College Theatre and Geritol Frolics; Parks like Crow Wing, Cuyuna Country, Mille Lacs Kathio, and Pillsbury; Golfing scene at The Classic at Madden’s and Cragun’s Legacy Courses; Fishing at Brainerd Lakes Chamber, Gull Lake Chain of Lakes, the Whitefish Chain of Lakes and Lake Mille Lacs; and other activities like shopping, events and festivals.


  • Know the pollution level of Brainerd before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 35.82 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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