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Fun & Sun in Detroit Lakes

A June 2003 trip to Detroit Lakes by TracyJ

Quote: My three grade school boys and I enjoyed the Detroit Lakes area a lot. We did lots of swimming and playing on the playground with a little fishing and site seeing added in. Edgewater Beach Club is a great resort to spend a summer week relaxing.
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Best Things Nearby:Public beach with lifeguards and big playground about a block away from the resort.Best Things About the Resort:The week before the 4th of July, a two bedroom with washer, dryer, dishwasher, and garbage disposal in exchange for my one-bedroom FL property.Resort Experience:There are two bedrooms, one with queen bed and one with two twins. The couch is a pull-out queen in the living room. There are four very large closets and two bathrooms. The washer and dryer are free, just bring detergent. They include two tablets for the dishwasher, so you'll want to bring more tablets along if you don't want to wash by hand. There's an indoor and a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 16, 2003

Edgewater Beach Club
321 Park Lake Blvd
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501
(218) 847-1351

Go - Putt N Bump

Attraction | "Go Putt & Bump"

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The three main activities they had were go-karts, bumper boats, and mini golf. You can get a discount package for all three. One of my boys didn't want to go on the bumper boats, so I actually lost money with the package. The mini golf course is quite challenging, so the kids got frustrated and we didn't finish. If it's a hot day, you may want to go in the evening. I believe they open at 9 or 10am and there is very little shade there. If I were to do it again, I would have just bought the kids 2-3 rides each on the go-karts and skipped the rest.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 16, 2003

Go - Putt N Bump
15802 Us Highway 59
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501
(218) 847-7083

Itasca State Park Mississippi Headwaters

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Attraction | "Itasca State Park"

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There is a $7 fee to get into the park unless you have a state park yearly pass. We took the boat tour around Lake Itasca. This lasted about two hours. The history of the park was told to us and any animal sightings were pointed out. We only saw a few cranes, loons, and a deer. There was a bald eagle sitting in a big red pine, but it was very difficult to see from the distance we were at. There is not a restroom on the boat and you need to bring your own beverage. Douglas Lodge is a restaurant and, I believe, a hotel. We enjoyed a bowl of ice cream to cool off after the 85 degree boat ride. The park built a new visitor center in 2002 and it explains the history and current attractions at the pa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 16, 2003

Itasca State Park Mississippi Headwaters
36750 Main Park Drive
Park Rapids, Minnesota 56470
(218) 266-2100

Perham Turtle Fest

Attraction | "Perham's Turtle Fest"

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Turtle Fest is a late June city celebration in Perham, MN. The main attraction is the turtle races on a brick circle in a small downtown park. You pick a turtle and hope it's the first to crawl to the outside of the circle.

There is a "train" that gives tours of the town for $1. A grassy area out by Highway 10 becomes the scene of games, food, sanctioned kiddie tractor pulls, and air blown bouncy castles and slides. My seven-year-old had a great time trying the rock-climbing wall. There is also a quilt show and airplane rides.

Visit them at their website for more information.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 16, 2003

Perham Turtle Fest
just off Hwy 10
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Beach and city park

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Edgewater Beach Club is only a block from the public swimming beach and city park with a playground. Across the street is another playground, tennis courts, and a few ball fields. The beach has lifeguards on duty with hourly water breaks of about 10 minutes when everyone must stay out of the water. The beach area has about 40 feet of sand that works great for building sand castles. There are two restroom/changing rooms and small faucets a foot off the cement to rinse the sand from your feet. The playgrounds have many slides, climbing structures and swings. There are three tennis courts and you can borrow rackets and balls from the city community rec center right next to the tennis courts. They ...Read More

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TracyJ

TracyJ
Montrose, Minnesota

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Beach and city park
Unit 57,hum????