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Lanesboro ArtsLanesboro ArtsContact: Robbie Brokken
Nestled in the valley of southeast Minnesota’s Root River, Lanesboro is a small town with a unique atmosphere that is part European hamlet, part tourist destination and part farm town.
As you drive down the limestone bluffs into town, you come to Parkway Avenue (“Main Street”), which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Victorian storefronts house restaurants and eclectic shops and occasionally an Amish buggy drives by. The Root River Bike & Recreation Trail crosses downtown, following the old Milwaukee railroad line. Across from idyllic Sylvan Park, the historic hydroelectric dam sends a waterfall crashing into the river. It is possible to enjoy these beautiful surroundings in every season with biking, canoeing, fly fishing, hunting, picnicking or cross country skiing.