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Lanesboro Theatre, Arts and History

Lanesboro has a variety of attractions that feature history, architecture, performance arts, Amish culture and more.  Our region is home to Minnesota’s largest Amish population, so there are opportunities for guided or self-guided Amish tours and stops at on-farm shops. History and architecture buffs can enjoy walking around town to see our historic Victorian homes and downtown bulidings. There is plenty to do in our tiny town!

This is either our 19th or 20th year coming to Lanesboro. We enjoy the beauty of the bluffs, the bike trail, the quaintness of the town, the restaurants, the theater and most of all the Cottage House. They have nailed “hospitality!”Bruce, Dunedin, FL


Popular Lanesboro Attractions

Commonweal Theatre Company

Take the short walk across the street and be transported to a different time and place by the professional actors who perform at and manage the Commonweal Theatre Company.  Since 1989, the Commonweal Theatre Company has provided patrons with a variety of plays each season during evening and matinee performances.  You don’t want to miss the human connection and storytelling from the Commonweal Theatre.

(800) 657-7025
Fillmore County History Center

Located in Fountain, the Fillmore County History Center is home to various displays, photographs, and artifacts preserving and telling the stories of Fillmore County, one of Minnesota’s earliest settled counties (and once the most populous place in Minnesota!).  The center is home to a vast genealogy library (research your family history), one-room schoolhouse, airplane hangar and more. 

(507) 268-4449
Lanesboro Arts

Lanesboro Arts is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization that has a fantastic art gallery, summer outdoor concert series (Rhythms on the Root), concerts and events at the St. Mane Theatre, and education and art-making opportunities.  Check out their calendar to see what art show is featured in the gallery or when an upcoming performance may be at the St. Mane Theatre.

(507) 467-2446
Lanesboro History Museum

The Lanesboro History Museum is an excellent place to see local artifacts, hear stories, and view various exhibits.  Learn about the immigrants that settled in Lanesboro, Norwegian culture, Lanesboro women, the old railroad, and more.  Stop outside the museum to listen to recorded history in the phone booth. And don't forget to enjoy the outside deck above the river.

(507) 467-2177