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Brainerd overview

Brainerd is a budget-friendly place distinct for its sports and musicals. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and café options, along with outdoor areas for running and camping. Families can spend some quality time at Paul Bunyan Land and Nisswa Family Fun Center. Make it a point to see sights like Northland Arboretum and Buffalo Hills Park. Brainerd is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Brainerd

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Brainerd has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Brainerd with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Brainerd hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Brainerd hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Brainerd

Fly in to Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional), 3.7 mi (6 km) from downtown Brainerd. Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 112.4 mi (180.9 km) away.

What to see around Brainerd

Outdoorsy fun is on hand such as camping, snowmobile riding, and sporting events, along with attractions such as:
  • • Northland Arboretum
  • • Mount Ski Gull
  • • Nisswa Family Fun Center
  • • Nisswa City Park
  • • Fritz Loven Park
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Buffalo Hills Park
  • • North Central Speedway
  • • Brainerd International Raceway
  • • Cragun's Legacy Courses
  • • Paul Bunyan Land

When to visit Brainerd

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 46°F day, -5°F night
  • April-June: 79°F day, 22°F night
  • July-September: 81°F day, 38°F night
  • October-December: 62°F day, -1°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 3.03 inches
  • April-June: 10.16 inches
  • July-September: 10.04 inches
  • October-December: 5.28 inches