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Family Travel to Minnesota

Our Minnesota family resort is the perfect destination for your family’s getaway. Boasting top attractions such as an indoor waterpark, outdoor watersports on Otter Tail Lake, a challenging golf course, and access to top area attractions, Thumper Pond is ideal for your next Minnesota resort vacation. Check out some of our favorite activities for guests of all ages below, and then start planning family travel to Minnesota.

Northern Hideaway Indoor Waterpark

This 12,000 square-foot onsite waterpark is fun for all ages! Offering exciting features such as two 3-story slides, activity pool with basketball hoops, 18-person whirlpool, and a lazy river, this waterpark is one of Thumper Pond’s top attractions. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit!

Cupkie Christmas Village

County Road 14
Perham, MN 56573
(218) 346-6166
The Cupkie Christmas Village is located on a 43-acre farm offering an abundance of spruces, firs, pines, and exotics for you to cut your own Christmas tree, or choose from our pre-cut choices. Sleds are available to pull you through the field, and a bonfire is always burning for roasting marshmallows. The gift shop is open year-round for those who take care of their Christmas list early!

Inspiration Peak

Located in the southern part of Otter Tail County is a collection of glacial features known as Leaf Hills. The highest of these is Inspiration Peak, rising 1,750 feet above the surrounding countryside. From the top hikers can see almost 20 miles on a clear day, viewing almost 50 lakes strewn across fields and pastures.

Ken’s Tackle Shop

28497 County Highway 145
Battle Lake, MN 56515
(218) 495-2895
This full-service tackle shop provides everything you need for fishing - and more! From bait, tackle and rods to Otter Tail Lake t-shirts to their delicious ice cream, Ken’s Tackle Shop is your one-stop shop for Otter Tail Lake fishing.

Meister Guide Service

(218) 495-3140
Fishing guide service includes new Lund boats, with rod, reels, tackle, life preservers, rain gear and fish cleaning. 

Red Horse Ranch Arena

22671 County Highway 10
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 736-3000
Red Horse Ranch Arena is a 220-acre farm boasting over 114,000 square feet under one roof. From riding lessons to trail rides to rodeos, the Red Horse Ranch is Minnesota’s premier destination for anything equine.

Glendalough State Park

A transition zone between prairie and hardwood forest, this state park allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in wildlife. Crystal-clear Annie Battle Lake is a non-motorized, 335-acre “Heritage Fishery” providing an unparalleled fishing experience, with steady supplies of sunfish, crappie, walleye and bass. Trails meander through the woods and around five lakes, offering hiking, skiing and snowshoeing opportunities. Bring a picnic and spend the afternoon on the sandy shores of the lakes!