A Frivolous Post on Lanesboro

July 24, 2016  •  2 Comments

I don't have a lot to write about Lanesboro, Minnesota, at the moment. But Kathy and I had the opportunity to stop there not long after entering Minnesota last week, and it was just too hard to resist not sharing this sleepy little town, population 754.   Lanesboro, MN - Main StreetLanesboro, MN - Main Street

Platted in 1868 along the Root River, the town is named after one of its founders, F.A. Lane. 

Lanesboro, MN - Hank's Diner - 2Lanesboro, MN - Hank's Diner - 2Photo by Dave Alexander It has a nice waterfall on the edge of town that the ducks love. 

Lanesboro, MN - Root River WaterfallLanesboro, MN - Root River WaterfallPhoto by Dave Alexander It's dubbed the Bed & Breakfast capital of Minnesota

Lanesboro, MN - Outfitters and InnLanesboro, MN - Outfitters and Inn And it's full of quaint little shops along 'main street' that just scream...take a picture!

Lanesboro, MN - SignsLanesboro, MN - SignsWith a history that dates back to 1868, quaint shops and eatery's, against the backdrop of the Root River, Lanesboro promotes itself as the Bed & Breakfast capital of Minnesota. Photo by Dave Alexander. We even found a working phone booth in this town!  I know, I know, that's not that old, but still, I just had to. 

Lanesboro-phonebooth-daveLanesboro-phonebooth-dave Much of the downtown in Lanesboro is on the National Register of Historic Places. With lots of art, culture and cutsy shopping, I can see why it was named by Author John Villani as one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns of America.  

So, I didn't want this trip to pass by without sharing what caught our eye in Lanesboro.  Enjoy :)

 


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Tom(non-registered)
Turns out that they have a running gag in town to call that phone booth when they catch people in it. I'm told that there are even some retired fellas who do their morning coffee across the street, just so they can prank the tourists.
Brendon(non-registered)
My wife and I really enjoyed our two trips to Lanesboro. They have a great community theater, excellent bike trails, lots of B&Bs and camping places, and some great ceramics and art shops. A great place to find wedding gifts. The people are friendly.
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