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Tours of historic downtown Brainerd available

Groups of five people or more are also invited to request a different tour time, with at least three days’ notice. Guided public tours cost $10 and are available by advance reservation, with purchase online or by phone.

The sun setting over downtown Brainerd.
In this 2020 file photo, the sun sets over Front Street in downtown Brainerd.
Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

BRAINERD — Two tours of historic downtown Brainerd are scheduled in May.

The first is 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. The second is 1-2:30 p.m. May 17.

Groups of five people or more are also invited to request a different tour time, with at least three days’ notice. Guided public tours cost $10 and are available by advance reservation, with purchase online or by phone. Proceeds for this tour will go toward the Brainerd History Group's Legacy project of providing signage and historical markers.

Each tour is limited to 10 people. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and take place rain or shine. Participants are asked to dress accordingly for walking tours.

Local historians and guides will stop and talk about the significance of the buildings around downtown Brainerd, the people who built them and the unique historical stories surrounding them. The tour includes brief sidewalk stops at historically relevant sites. Early images of Brainerd will be shown for comparison with today’s cityscape.

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All tours will start and end at Visit Brainerd, 706 Laurel St., Brainerd. For more information, call Visit Brainerd at 218-825-0410.

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