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Alexandria, MN, is just a short drive from Minneapolis and St. Paul, and makes for the perfect getaway for both relaxing and exploring.

While we do have our own marina, spa, and golf course on resort property, you may enjoy a day trip to one of the many charming local destinations in and around Alexandria.

Outdoor Exploration.

Fishing & Boating

Start your day on Lake Darling. Rent a motorboat, canoes, kayaks, and more from our marina. If you get hungry, stop by one of many restaurants located right on the lake! Looking to branch out? Alexandria has over 300 lakes, public beaches, and parks. So feel free to explore.

Lake Carlos State Park

North of Alexandria on Highway 29, nature enthusiasts can find their outdoor haven on 1,214 acres of fishing, swimming, hiking, bird watching, picnic, camping, and horseback riding areas at Lake Carlos State Park. The park hosts events for all ages every year, so mark your calendar now.

Family Fun.

Casey’s Amusement Park

May through September, Casey’s Amusement Park is a kid’s paradise. With go-karts, mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages, an arcade, and more, your family can spend hours getting your fill of thrills. 

Live Theatres

  • Lakes Area Theatre
  • Theatre LeHomme Dieu 
  • Andria Theatre

Shopping & Sightseeing.

Downtown Alexandria Shops & Sights

Downtown Alexandria boasts an array of unique shops and boutiques with items you simply won’t find anywhere else. Be sure to visit the Scandinavian Gift Shop and browse treasures from Scandinavian countries. While you’re downtown, stop by the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum & Gardens—rated “must see” by AAA—to check out classic boats and other exhibits.

Panther Distillery

Minnesota’s first legal distillery, Panther Distillery in Osakis crafts some the best whiskey and distilled spirits around—using only the finest local ingredients. They’ve been doing this for over 154 years, so take a tour and learn about their refined process.

Romantic Retreats.

Carlos Creek Winery

Tease your taste buds with the flavors of Carlos Creek Winery. Voted Minnesota's Best Winery in a customer poll sponsored by WCCO TV, wine lovers can sample their share of red, white, dessert, and fruity wines at their tasting room, which is open year round! Be sure to take a complimentary vineyard tour, too.

Darling Reflections Spa

After spending a day out with your best friend, make an appointment for a couples massage at Darling Reflections Spa. The Darling Duo spa package includes a signature facial, 50-minute massage, soulshine foot treatment, and two glasses of champagne.

Book an extended stay.

With all there is to do, one day just might not be enough. Let us know if we can answer any questions about our resort or nearby Alexandria attractions when you book your stay. Give us a call at (320) 762-1124—we’re here to help.