5 days in Brainerd Itinerary

5 days in Brainerd Itinerary

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Brainerd ©
Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Paul Bunyan State Trail and Willard Munger State Trail. Charles Lindbergh House and Museum and Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Brainerd's surroundings by going to Jay Cooke State Park (in Carlton) and Banning State Park (in Sandstone). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Safari North, try to win big at Lake Mille Lacs, get engrossed in the history at Soo Line Depot Museum, and tee off at Legacy at Cragun's.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brainerd trip planner .

In August, daily temperatures in Brainerd can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brainerd

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Side Trips

Soo Line Depot Museum, Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Jay Cooke State Park, Charles Lindbergh House and Museum, Willard Munger State Trail
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Mille Lacs Lake ©
Mille Lacs Lake
Jay Cooke State Park ©
Jay Cooke State Park
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum ©