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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Casino
“Great for all ages, Casino and BINGO for the 18+, Arcade for the kids (Parents must supervise kids under 16), Child Care ($7 a hr per kid), Pool ($10 a person), Shows, food, drinks. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Campground
“You won't regret the time you spend in nature. Kathio has hiking bicycle and walking paths as well as snowmobile horseback riding trails. They offer Snowshoe and ski rentals and in the summer canoe and kayak rentals. Visit interpretive Center 4 special features, historical artifacts, archaeological digs and more. Children's playground picnic area and grills man-made lake for swimming and River for fishing. Check calendar for events. Oh and don't forget to climb The Hundred-Foot Fire Tower that looks over the entire area including Milacs Lake. Especially when the Fall colors come out”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Great prime rib, fun atmosphere. Check Their website for additional activities going on. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Located on the south shore of Mille Lacs another 12 mins east of Kathio State Park (49 min .from our front door). Father Louis Hennepin, a Franciscan priest of the Recollet order, was dispatched to explore western New France in 1680. Hennepin is not thought to have been in the exact location of the park, but the park is named after him because he was the first to write extensively about the Mille Lacs area. He called the area Louisiana in honor of King Louis XIV of France. In the spring of 1680 he and two companions encountered a group of Dakota Native Americans and were captured, about 15 miles (24 km) from today's Father Hennepin State Park. Their release was negotiated eight months later by Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut. Throughout the experience, Father Hennepin kept a journal describing the lakes, rivers, landscapes, and the lifestyle of his hosts, the Mdewakanton Dakota. In 1683 his writings were published in the book Description de la Louisiane.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Real Estate Agency
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Bar and grille in Wahkon. Off sale liquor. Full menu for lunch or dinner. ( Approximately 12 miles South of Reel Escape)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food, fun people, walking distance form the cabin. GREAT breakfast and ribs!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Movie Theater
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Exceptional displays, gives a real feel for native life, visit the 4 seasons room with life like depictions of natives in their habitat. Historical artifacts, stories and bigger than life murals and actual photographs, Authentic native art at trading post.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Muggs is a great bar and grille located in Wahkon. Varied menu. (Approximately 12 miles South of Reel Escape)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar & Grille One of our favorites. Bingo and meat raffles. Call for info. (approximately 15 miles South of Reel Escape)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A bar and grille. A typical bar and grille. Another option for a good burger and beer. (Approximately 4.5 miles South of Reel Escape)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Malmo market is a nearby convenience store. They have a little bit of everything one might need. Gas, LP, groceries, fishing tackle, general hardware even a nice ice cream shop. (approximately 4 miles north of Reel Escape)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Nice bowling alley. Take the kids and enjoy a pizza while you bowl. Approximately 10 miles South of Reel Escape)”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Castaways is a bar and grille. They also have a very nice dinner menu. The food and service is usually very good! (Approximatley 4 miles North of Reel Escape.) ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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Casino
“Great for all ages, Casino and BINGO for the 18+, Arcade for the kids (Parents must supervise kids under 16), Child Care ($7 a hr per kid), Pool ($10 a person), Shows, food, drinks. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great prime rib, fun atmosphere. Check Their website for additional activities going on. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food, fun people, walking distance form the cabin. GREAT breakfast and ribs!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar & Grille One of our favorites. Bingo and meat raffles. Call for info. (approximately 15 miles South of Reel Escape)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This bar & grille serves some very good dinners in their dining room. (approx 6 miles South of Reel Escape)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar and grille about 2.5 mile from Reel Escape. They have a very nice salad bar. They also have the best pizza in the area.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“A bar and grille. A typical bar and grille. Another option for a good burger and beer. (Approximately 4.5 miles South of Reel Escape)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Nice bowling alley. Take the kids and enjoy a pizza while you bowl. Approximately 10 miles South of Reel Escape)”
  • 1 local recommends

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