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Lanesboro Theatre, Arts and History

Find fair-trade, locally-made, Amish goods and unique items in our multitude of retail and art shops.  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, most of them are bed and breakfasts, and see why Lanesboro is deemed the ‘bed and breakfast capital of Minnesota’. 

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.  The center is home to a vast genealogy library, one-room schoolhouse, airplane hanger and more.

(507) 268-4449
Lanesboro Arts

Lanesboro Arts is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization that has a fantastic art gallery as well as produces the monthly Over the Back Fence radio show at the St. Mane Theatre.  Check out their calendar to see when musicians or the radio show may be performing at the St. Mane Theatre.

(507) 467-2446
Lanesboro Historical 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. 

(507) 467-2177