Bemidji is considered to be the favorite Minnesota spot. The city offers recreational opportunities, year round, as well as other attractions for indoor-type people. Beautiful parks, historic sites, stylish Bemidji hotels, friendly resorts and economical Bemidji motels - these are a few of the things which make Bemidji such a great place to visit.
To get a more clear idea, about what the city has to offer, check out the Bemidji attractions listed below, considered to be among the city's most popular ones.
>> Lake Bemidji State Park, offering visitors swimming, boating, fishing, birdwatching, hiking, camping, biking, picnicking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and year-around naturalist-led activities. The unique boardwalk into the quiet, mysterious world of a spruce-tamarack bog offers visitors a rare chance to view orchids, mosses and insect eating plants.
>> Putt-N-Go Amusement Park, a bonanza of fun in one place with a giant waterslide (smooth riding fiberglass flume, heated pool water, curves, drops & tunnel), go-carts, miniature golf, bumper boats, batting cages, showers, changing rooms and special attractions for children.
>> Headwaters Science Center, where visitors of all ages can learn about vascular plants, fungi, eggs, rocks, minerals, gems, sand and nests, through the many interactive exhibits, science demonstrations and hands-on activities offered.
>> Paul Bunyan Animal Land, home to nearly 100 animals representing every continent on earth, including tigers, bears, camels, leopards, kangaroos, cougars, bobcats, and many other beautiful animals. An indoor learning center, gift shop, picnic areas, playground and RV parking are also available here.
There are dozens of fun and exciting events, happening in Bemidji, throughout the year, among the most expected ones being: the Dragon Boat Festival, celebrated in the first week in August, featuring a parade, evening music performances and a variety of food vendors add to the festivities, Night We Light, held the day after Thanksgiving, featuring an evening parade, wagon rides, fireworks over the lake and more family fun, and the Bemidji Polar Daze, a week long event with food and winter sports events including golf on ice, among other.
Among the top places to shop in Bemidji, MN, there are:
- Paul Bunyan Mall: 1401 Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest, Bemidji, MN.
- Pinnacle Village Shoppes: 3400 Washington Avenue South, Bemidji, MN.
- Famous Footwear: 1401 Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest, Bemidji, MN.
- Walmart Supercenter: 2025 Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest, Bemidji, MN.
- Mattie's Menagerie Antiques: 814 Beltrami Avenue Northwest, Bemidji, MN.
- Pamida Discount Center: 200 Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest, Bemidji, MN.
- Tea & Gift Shoppe: 514 Beltrami Avenue Northwest, Bemidji, MN.