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Brainerd Travel Guide

Brainerd straddles the Mississippi River and is one of the largest cities in Central Minnesota, as well as the county seat of Crow Wing County. Situated in the heart of the lake country, Brainerd is an ideal place to explore all there is on offer in Minnesota’s Playground -- from biking, hunting, fishing, and golfing to enjoying craft beer, great food, theaters, galleries, museums, and shopping!

Things to Do in Brainerd

Discover one of the many wonderful parks like Kiwanis Park -- which covers 37 acres between the Mississippi River and Boom Lake and has a playground, trails and a picnic pavilion. Nearby attractions also include the Brainerd International Raceway, North Central Speedway and the Three Bear Waterpark for summer visitors.

Best Time to Visit Brainerd

There is something for everyone at all times of the year in Brainerd. Visit in the fall and follow the rainbow routes to see the changing colors of the beautiful landscape. Dress up in your lederhosen and join the crowds enjoying the German traditional music and beer at the Oktoberfest. Or, visit in winter for skiing, snowboarding and ice fishing.

Price and Availability Index in Brainerd

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Brainerd is in July, while the cheapest month is in November. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Brainerd is in the high season in July. Brainerd has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Brainerd tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Brainerd tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Brainerd

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Brainerd. The warmest months in Brainerd are June and July, when temperatures reach 91 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -33 ˚F. The wettest month in Brainerd is August with 7.66 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 0.28 inches of rain.

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