DescriptionNumerous lakes in the vicinity of Willmar are the result of glaciers that melted millions of years ago. The city is the southern terminus of the 220-mile Glacial Ridge Trail, a circuitous but well-marked scenic drive. The route passes through Sibley State Park and several others before ending near Alexandria. Maps can be obtained from the convention and visitors bureau.
A summer highlight is the Little Crow Water Ski Show in New London, 15 miles north of Willmar. Performances are given Friday evenings June through August at Neer Park, 311 2nd Ave. S.E.
The Kandiyohi County Historical Society Museum, 610 US 71 N.E., features pioneer and Native American exhibits, a Great Northern Railway Co. steam locomotive and a restored 1890s farmhouse; phone (320) 235-1881.
Visitor InfoWillmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 2104 E. SR 12 WILLMAR, MN 56201. Phone:(320)235-3552 or (800)845-8747
Things to SeeSchwanke Car, Tractor and Truck Museum