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Family Activities for MEA Weekend
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Family Activities for the MEA Weekend
We encourage you to bring your family along during this MEA weekend and enjoy activities nearby. Please contact the Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to request a 2018 Visitors Guide or call (800) 845-8747 with questions.
Here are some fun, family options near the Willmar Conference Center:
Kandiyohi County Historical Society (15 minute drive)
Address: 610 NE Hwy 71, Willmar
The Kandiyohi County Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to “discovering, preserving, and sharing the story of Kandiyohi County and its people.”
Call ahead @ (320) 235-1881 to arrange for a tour or educational presentation.
Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center (20 minute drive)
Address: 12718 10th Street NE, Spicer
Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center is a regional center for environmental education and outdoor recreation located in beautiful Kandiyohi County in west central Minnesota.
Call ahead @ (320) 354-5894 to ask about fall programming.
Sibley State Park (20 minute drive)
Address: 800 Sibley Park Road NE, New London
Daily permit: $5
Sibley State Park is a year-round destination, offering hiking and biking trails. Sibley State Park is also home to Mt. Tom, the highest point in a 50-mile radius. Climb the tower and enjoy the view.
Call ahead with any questions @ 320-354-2055.
Willmar’s Destination Playground (7 minute drive)
Address: 945 US-71 Business, Willmar
Visit the new accessible playground on Robbins Island.