Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Minnewaska, Glenwood has a wide range of outdoor attractions and sporting opportunities all year round. During the summer visitors can enjoy golfing, boating, fishing, & swimming at either one of Lake Minnewaska’s two public beaches. In winter, the lake opens up to ice fishing and snowmobilers take to the nearby trails.

Glenwood is also home to Waterama and Winterama, the largest community celebration of its kind in West Central Minnesota. Nearby Alexandria offers up even more unique area attractions making Glenwood the perfect family vacation, wedding, or fishing trip destination.


(0.2 miles) Ann Bickle Heritage House

A house built in 1913, on the National Registry of Historical places, located in downtown Glenwood, Pope County. In the summer, an art gallery and beautiful gardens grace the back yard.
Phone: 320-634-5334

(0.5 miles) Central Square Cultural & Civic Center

We are a Cultural and Civic Center supporting the arts in the community of Glenwood, Minnesota. The old Glenwood High School is a restored, historic landmark and under the care of Central Square, Inc, a non-profit organization. We are the home to concerts, events, galleries, exhibitions, art classes, individual businesses, and more. Central Square is dedicated to fostering the arts in our community, by hosting world-renowned musicians and artists.
​We also have a retail art gallery located in beautiful downtown Glenwood called, The Box Office by Central Square. We have 30+ area artists with artwork for sale in our gallery.
As a non-profit organization, Central Square, Inc. appreciates volunteers and donors who enjoy being involved and serving the arts community! Please contact us if you want to join the mission
Please click on the following link, to see how you can help fund the Preservation Restoration Project:

(0.9 miles) Pope County Museum and Historical Society

History of Pope County
Phone: 320-634-3293

(1.5 miles) Hunt's Resort & RV Park-Ice Fishing House/rentals


We have Day houses and Sleeper Houses available. Our bait shop is right on the lake with plenty of snacks, ice, pizzas and more. We plow the roads and have access to the lake right from our landing across the road from the bait shop.

(1.7 miles) Minnewaska Golf Club

Minnewaska Golf Club features rolling terrain and a classic parkland design on it's 18 Hole Championship layout. From the back tees the course plays over 6500 yards and is always challenged by a breeze up on the hill. The green structures are quite small and are always fast, but true. The number one rule at MGC, keep it below the hole. A fun and exciting layout, with plenty of birdies available.
Phone: 320-634-3680

(3.8 miles) Pezhekee National Golf Course

Enjoy 18 holes of championship golf on a challenging and beautiful golf course. There are scenic views of Lake Minnewaska, woods, hills, ravines, prairie ponds, flowers and native grass areas. Friends, family and golf groups can enjoy playing on a secluded golf course in MN. The island green on hole #11 surrounded by the small lake is spectacular and memorable.

(5.4 miles) Rolling Forks Vineyards

Rolling Forks Vineyards is located just south of Glenwood, MN overlooking beautiful Lake Minnewaska. We grow northern varieties of grapes that are hardy for the cold winter weather we have. They include Marquette, Petite Pearl, LaCrescent, and a few unnamed varieties. Stay at the GrandStay Hotel & Suites in Glenwood, then enjoy a day at Rolling Forks Vineyards.

(16.6 miles) Alexandria Area Arts Association - AAAA Theatre


(16.8 miles) Douglas County Historical Society - Knute Nelson Historical Home

Home of Senator Knute Nelson and Nicolina (Jacobsen)
M-F 8:30 to 5:00, with tours from 9am-3pm
Phone: 320-762-0382

(17.1 miles) Runestone Museum

Exhibits & artifacts on Nordic & Native American history & regional wildlife in a historic complex.Phone: 320-763-3160

Spend a pleasant hour or two at this history museum that features the Kensington Runestone, a very nice Native American exhibit, pioneer log home, one-room schoolhouse, and children's interactive area.

(17.2 miles) Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum

The Legacy of the Lakes Museum and Gardens celebrates the shared memories and experiences of Minnesota lake life, and preserves that legacy for future generations.
Minnesota Maritime Museum and Gardens is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of antique and classic watercraft, resort memorabilia and sporting equipment used on Minnesota lakes. On our campus is a spectacular garden with waterfalls, wildlife areas and an event stage to accommodate music events and weddings.
Phone: 320-759-1114

(20.5 miles) Redhead Creamery

Farm Tours and Store Continue, Kitchen Modified
We are open 12 noon to 2:30 Friday and Saturday. We have resumed our tours on Friday and Saturday at 12:30 p.m and have soup or meat and cheese boxes for take-out.
Phone: (320) 346-2246

(20.6 miles) Lakes Area Theatre

Lakes area radio theatre, Fire Pit Productions brings all state shows, Shoreline Artist Gallery, Laughing Waters Comedy Club.
Phone: (320) 815-7664

Audio theater performed in front of a live studio audience.

(22.2 miles) Theatre L'Homme Dieu


For 53 years Theatre LHomme Dieu has contributed to the vibrancy and allure of the Lakes Area Region by presenting exceptional and entertaining theatre.

(22.5 miles) Arrowwood Resort Golf, Marina, Riding Stables


(23.3 miles) Carlos Creek Winery Tour


Home of Serious Wines and Serious FUN! Open daily all year for wine tasting, tours and events. Our MN Nice Grill is open weekends when we also feature live music.

(26.6 miles) Hangloose MN

Wake Surfing, stand up paddle boarding and water sports equipment rental.

Stand up paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing outdoor sports on the planet! It's easy to learn and you are able to do it on almost any body of water. SUPing is very similar to paddling a canoe, but in our opinion it's much more fun.

(27.5 miles) Horticulture Display Garden by University of Minnesota

Nestled among the fields and rivers of western Minnesota, the West Central Research and Outreach Center's (WCROC) Horticulture Display Garden offers an educational and inspirational experience for people of all ages. Our public gardens feature a wide array of flowers, plants and vegetables in a beautifully landscaped display. The Horticulture Display Garden was established with generous support from donors who wanted to provide a beautiful venue to demonstrate and display the WCROC's horticulture research.
Phone: 320-589-1711

Nestled among the fields and meadows of western Minnesota, the Horticulture Display Garden offers an educational and inspirational experience for people of all ages, featuring a wide array of flowers, plants and vegetables in a beautiful landscape.

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Hotel Info

GrandStay® Glenwood
114 West Minnesota Avenue
Glenwood, MN 56334 Map it
Reservations: 855.455.7829
Front Desk: 320.334.3700
Check In:
3:00 pm
Check Out:
11:00 am
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