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For Valentine’s Day : Give the Gift of a Romantic Getaway!

By Explore Alexandria / February 1, 2018

Love is in the air! It’s that time of year again to remind the ones we love how much they mean to us. Flowers and candy are safe bets, but the gift of memories on a romantic getaway to Alexandria is always a winner! There are plenty of great lodging options from comfy hotels to unique resorts and bed & breakfasts to spice […]


Give the Gift of Memories this Holiday Season…and Let Us Help!

By Joe Scegura / December 11, 2017
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Package Deal :: An Alexandria Experience “To Die For”

By Explore Alexandria / April 10, 2017

Get a fun and entertaining experience in the Alexandria Lakes Area at one low package price! On top of all the great things to do in the lakes area, take advantage of this excellent deal to explore great theatre, entertainment and food. You get everything for the low price of $49 per ticket!  All the […]

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Entertainment & Dinner Discount Packages!

By Joe Scegura / February 20, 2017

Eat, Discover & be Entertained in the Alexandria Lakes Area at one low package price! On top of all the great things to do in the lakes area, the beginning of March will feature some great theatre entertainment not to miss. You get everything for the low price of $35 per ticket!  All the details […]


{PROOF} – Award-Winning Show Playing at AAAA Theatre

By Explore Alexandria / April 26, 2016

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama is an elegant and engaging story of obsession, intellect, the struggles of mental illness and family bonding.  This is a brilliant show that has gotten tremendous feedback from audiences. It will make you think, make you laugh, and make you feel! After the first weekend of showings, audiences […]


Written & Composed Locally: Berlin – Faded Memories

By Explore Alexandria / May 13, 2015

It’s not everyday that Alexandria has completely original locally produced, performed and composed art. Here is your chance to experience Berlin – Faded Memories:   The Alexandria Area Arts and Lakes Area Radio Theatre are excited to present a new radio theatre event, Berlin-Faded Memories.  This cold-war era drama is a semi-autobiographical telling of Karl […]

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50 Photos Celebrating Alexandria, MN for Tourism Week

By James Feist / May 5, 2015

This week marks National Travel and Tourism Week, which brings awareness to the importance of travel both for the traveler and the economic impact for communities. Among all the great trails, lakes, cabins and businesses our area has to offer, tourism generates over $94 million in Douglas County alone! To celebrate Travel & Tourism Week […]

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Early Spring Events in Alexandria, MN

By James Feist / April 9, 2015

The spring season is plump full of anticipation with antsy people thinking about getting out, having fun and making memories. Here in Alexandria, it’s easier than ever to turn that anticipation into action! Although the weather can change quickly, Alexandria has been experiencing some nice spring weather lately, which has made some outdoor activities very […]


Toe-Tapping Live Music in Alexandria

By James Feist / March 4, 2015

The Alexandria area is known as a great vacation spot in Minnesota, with good reason! Our beautiful State Park, Central Lakes Trail, historic downtown, and of course over 300 lakes make for a fun and relaxing get-away year around. Besides the obvious, you’ll also find many other interesting and unique attractions around the area like […]

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2015 Ice Fishing Challenge Pictures and Results

By James Feist / February 19, 2015

  The Ice Fishing Challenge in Alexandria was a success once again! Tons of people came out to enjoy good company with friends and family, and of course, trying their luck at winning some HUGE prizes! For more information on what this tournament is all about, check out our previous blog which outlines everything you want […]

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Romance and Fun for Valentine’s Weekend

By James Feist / February 6, 2015

If you go out and look around you’ll probably notice it’s that time of year again. Nope, I’m not talking about the chill in the air……. it’s love in the air! Every year we celebrate love, romance and friendships with a holiday that’s filled with fine chocolates, flowers and surprises. Since Valentine’s Day falls on […]

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Catch Big Fish and Big Prizes at the Ice Fishing Challenge

By James Feist / January 7, 2015

Here in Minnesota we embrace the winter. It holds lots of beauty along with providing plenty of outdoor recreation and fun. Luckily for the Alexandria area there are things to enjoy both inside and outside. There are countless ways to enjoy the outdoors, like snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and downhill snowboarding/skiing (find info on […]

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New Year’s Celebrations to bid 2014 Farewell

By James Feist / December 23, 2014

As another year comes to an end, we are prompted to take a look back as another calendar benchmark passes on by. The year 2014 in Alexandria was certainly a sensational one! Lots of great events and good weather made fond memories for both residents and visitors alike. We have many things to look forward […]

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Celebrate the Season with Holiday Happenings in Alexandria

By James Feist / December 2, 2014

Regardless of what you celebrate, the holiday season is a FUN time of year. People and businesses alike are well-spirited and full of cheer. Whether your holiday fun is fueled by religion, the return of the sun, beautifully decorated trimmings, family time or simply the anticipation of a mythical old man flying in the sky […]


Spooktacular Halloween Happenings in Alexandria

By James Feist / October 22, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Ghosts and goblins begin to run amok in celebration of the end of harvest and the shortening of daylight, which installs the seasonal chill. To most of us, Halloween is simply an unsentimental holiday strictly about harmless fun and treats. Luckily for Alexandria, there is no need to worry […]

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Satisfy Your Autumn Appetite in Alexandria

By James Feist / October 8, 2014

Nothing says fall like a pumpkin patch, celebration of apple harvest, carved pumpkin contest, zombie pub crawl, a costume party and strolling through a quaint and festive downtown. What if I told you ALL that and more can be found in one weekend in Alexandria over EM break (aka: MEA weekend)? It’s true! Sounds like […]