Visiting the Willmar Lakes Area


This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of year.

Offering a variety of attractions and activities for your group to tour, the Willmar Lakes Area has everything you need! Home to great historical museums, unique specialty shops, theaters, wineries, attractions, and exciting events, Willmar is the perfect group destination.

11:00am – 4:00pm
Welcome to the Willmar Lakes Area. Your first stop is at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center where your group can enjoy environmental education and outdoor recreation. Located in beautiful Kandiyohi County, they provide an exciting array of hands-on learning adventures for all ages, as well as beautiful facilities for meetings and special events. Take part in one or multiple customized group programs and learn to live well with self, others, and the environment.

4 – 6:00pm
Kick back and relax with handcrafted brews at Foxhole Brewhouse. Made in small batches, this beer is flavorful and aromatic. With many amazing varieties, you will find one to suit your taste.

6 – 8:00pm
Dinner tonight will be full of excitement. Your groups are cordially invited to an evening filled with merriment and suspense as you help catch a murderer. But think twice—it could be you! Murder mystery dinners at Spicer Castle are group participation events. Each guest will play a character in the mystery and the themes are all based on humor. Choose from a 3-course meal or a 5-course meal!

Cozy into a group-friendly hotel and rest up for tomorrow! Choose from two locations:

Best Western Plus
Guests at this Willmar hotel are a short drive from many attractions. Their friendly staff is dedicated to making your stay the best it can be. Rejuvenate at the pool, eat and drink at the Green Mill Restaurant, or enjoy the peace and quiet of a spacious, brand new guest room.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Enjoy the spacious Great Room, where you can get together as a group, as well as enjoy their Express Start Hot Breakfast each morning. They also boast a state-of-the-art fitness center, open 24 hours. Enjoy a variety of great amenities and finish the day off in the swimming pool or spa.

10:00am – 12:00pm
Three Sisters Furnishings
is your one-stop shop for unique Amish furniture, home décor, and one-of-a-kind gifts. Located at the Gateway to the beautiful Glacial Lakes of Northern Kandiyohi County, they are joined by many distinctive shops within the New London/Spicer area.

For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, contact your tour operator or the Willmar Lakes Area CVB at 800-845-8747 or online at

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