Eddie Cochran Weekend Car Show

Back to the 50's, car cruise, street rod show, swap, Albert Lea, Minnesota

 

Vitality Project 2010 Albert Lea, Minnesota

Using secrets from cultures where people live the longest, the residents of Albert Lea, Minnesota, transformed the way they live as part of the Vitality Project: an unprecedented longevity study that energized bodies, spirits, and lives. From walking groups and community gardens to purpose seminars and healthier meals, find out how folks got strong, lost weight, connected with their community—and added years to their lives, in just five short months.

Find out more about this town’s remarkable transformation

Windsurfing on Albert Lea Lake

I am not a windsurfer. But I thought I'd mention Albert Lea Lake. At over  2680 acres it is a large lake and rarely used due to its shallowness....about 5.5 feet average. It has become a pretty good fishing lake. A few years ago, I saw a couple windsurfers out there. If you give it a try, you will have practically no competition with motorized boats. 

Bancroft Bay Park

Nice place to enjoy the lake, barbecue, relax. Located at very west end of Hammer Road. Go north from Freeborn County Fairgrounds to Hammer Road (stop lights), turn left (west) and keep going straight.

Pelican Breeze Cruise Boat.

Take a cruise on Albert Lea Lake on the Pelican Breeze. Room for 42 passengers. Excursions available at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations required by 4pm and Friday night Pizza Cruises by pm.  On James Ave. 507-383-2630

Albert Lea Aquatic Center

Pool, waterpark. Also tennis courts nearby. On James Ave and Frank Ave.

Blazing Star Trail

Nice hiking trail next to Albert Lea Lake. Located E. Front and Garfield Ave.

No park sticker is needed for Albert Lea's Edgewater Park.

The park is on Fountain Lake for a beautiful afternoon of relaxation. Covered pavilions for your grilling and lots of room for running the dog, playing catch or frisbee. Edgewater Park is at 1602 Edgewater Drive (northwest part of town)

City Beach.

Sand beach, skateboard park.  Located on Johnson Street

 

Audubon Science Center.

Lots of exhibits, stuffed animals, lots of live critters too! Located in the Skyline Mall at 1416 W. Main Street    507-373-3027

 

Story Lady Doll and Toy Museum

Growing collection of dolls, including children's literature characters, antiques, Barbies, plastics from the 1940s and 50s. Gift shop and services available.  131 N. Broadway in Albert Lea    507-377-1820

Albert Lea Art Center

Exhibits by both professional and amateur artists. 2 galleries and gift shop.  224 S. Broadway in Albert Lea    507-373-5665

 

Myre Big-Island State Park. If you have a Minnesota Park sticker, you should check it out. 

Hiking trails, an esker, camping facilities, spots for grilling your burgers & dogs & more.

Links:    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myre-Big_Island_State_Park

 

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