This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of year.
Nestled between lakes Albert Lea and Fountain, Albert Lea has appropriately been dubbed “The Land Between the Lakes.” Offering the best year-round recreational activities and tours, your groups will love this small-town community that boasts big-city amenities.
10:00am – 12:00pm
Welcome to southern Minnesota! Your first stop this morning is at Minne-soy-ta Nice. Groups will make their own candle and a bar of soap for just five dollars! Tour the boutique and browse through their unique gifts.
12 – 4:00pm
Grab a bite to eat and make your way to Greibroks Mini History Farm & County Fair Museum. Groups will tour more than 700 model tractors, trucks, cars, farm machinery, steam engines, and airplanes throughout the unique 40-room farmhouse.
4 – 5:00pm
Check into the Holiday Inn Express and get ready for the evening.
5 – 8:00pm
The Pelican Breeze II Cruise Boat awaits your group for a Mystery Dinner and a history-guided cruise through Albert Lea Lake. This 60-foot pontoon style riverboat has a seating capacity of 55 and features 2 smoke stacks, a paddle wheel, wet bar, tables, and can be enclosed for inclement weather.
Enjoy a continental breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express, then prepare to board your motorcoach for a fun-filled day.
10:00am – 2:00pm
Head on out to visit the Alpacas of Oak Knoll Farms. Groups will delight in interacting with these fuzzy creatures. They may just want to take one home! Learn their history and how their wool is used. Photo shoots available.
2 – 4:00pm
Visit one of the top museums in the state at the Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village. The museum holds famous exhibits while the village boasts a church, schoolhouse, stores, and farm machinery.
4 – 7:00pm
Historic Downtown Albert Lea is full of unique shops, art galleries and antique stores. Take a break from shopping and stop at a local downtown shop for coffee, pizza, sandwiches, or fine dining.
7 – 9:00pm
Your evening entertainment is located in the heart of the city at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. Performances include ACT Theatre dramas, comedians, dance, Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, National Theatre in HD along with special events and national touring artists.
For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, contact the Albert Lea CVB at 800-345-8414 or online at www.albertleatourism.org.