City of Lanesboro

"Heart of Bluff Country"

In the Heart of the Valley

It was the rushing Root River that gave life to the small town of Lanesboro, where the community harnessed the power of this important water source. Though the townsite was created in the 1850s, it was not until 1868, when the Lanesboro Townsite Company constructed a stone dam, that the city really began to develop. The dam channeled water through a long canal to power flour mills. Boosted by the arrival of the Southern Minnesota Railroad line into town, these mills provided economic vitality for the city of Lanesboro.

Evidence of this industrial prosperity can be seen in the brick and stone buildings of the downtown commercial district, the old single-track metal railroad bridge, and the Italianate brick home of James Thompson, who constructed one of the first three mills in town. Waterpower continued to propel Lanesboro even after milling was gone, as you can see by visiting the 1922 powerhouse and the picturesque stone dam, still in use. Today, Lanesboro is rich with artistry and has been named one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America. Visitors are treated to art galleries and workshops, an arts center, and performance at the Commonweal Theatre.

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Eat in

Lanesboro

Name
Type
Phone
Address
Another Time Ice Cream Parlor & Chocolates
507.467.3556
100 Parkway Ave North
Hawaiian Shaved Ice
507.467.2253
401 Parkway Avenue South
High Court Pub
507.467.2782
109 Parkway Avenue North
Home Sweet Home Cafe and Cakery
507.467.2244
210 Parkway Avenue North
Lanesboro Sales Commission
507.467.2192
402 Coffee Street
LuLu's Funhouse - Teahouse & Cafe
507.518.0011
115 Parkway Avenue North
Old Village Hall Restaurant & Pub
507.467.2962
111 Coffee Street East
Pedal Pushers Cafe
507.467.1050
121 Parkway Avenue North
Spud Boy Diner
563.419.0727
105 3/4 Parkway Avenue North
The Bite
507.467.2200
111 Parkway Avenue North
The Granary
507.467.2202
100 Beacon Street West
Granny's Liquor
Drinks
507.467.2700
113 Parkway Avenue North

Stay in

Lanesboro

Name
Type
Phone
Address
A Guest Hus Motel and Historic Knotty Pine Cabins
507.467.3512
610 Parkway Avenue Suoth
Anna V's B&B
507.467.2686
507 Fillmore Avenue South
Art Loft
507.467.2446
103 1/2 Parkway Ave N
Berwood Hill Inn
22139 Hickory Road
Coffee Street Inn
507.467.2674
305 Coffee Street East
Cottage House Inn
507.467.2577
209 Parkway Avenue North
Cozy Quit Cottage
507.459.8722
23824 Holly Road
Eagle Cliff Campground & Lodging
507.467.2598
35455 State Highway 16
Grandma's Inn
507.467.2144
100 Elmwood Street East
Green Gables Inn
507.467.2936
303 W Sheridan Street
Gud-i-nuff Campsites
507.421.8008
23653 Hickory Road
Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast
507.467.3560
706 Fillmore Avenue South
High Court Loft
507.951.4483
109 Parkway Avenue North
Hillcrest Inn
805.886.2389
404 Hillcrest Street East
Historic Lodge Inn
507.886.2409
105 Parkway Avenue North
Historic Scanlan House B&B Inn
507.467.2158
708 Parkway Avenue South
Iron Horse Outfitters & Inn
507.951.2955
100 Coffee Street
James A. Thompson House
507.467.2253
401 Parkway Avenue South
Marquee Suites
507.467.3474
204 Parkway Avenue North
Mrs. B's Historic Lanesboro Inn
507.467.2154
101 Parkway Avenue North
Riverside Suites
507.467.2144
208 Ashburn Street
Scandinavian Inn Bed and Breakfast
507.467.4500
701 Kenilworth Avene South
Stone Mill Hotel & Suites
507.467.8663
100 Beacon Street East
Sylvan Park & Riverview Campgrounds
507.467.3722
202 Parkway Avenue South

Shop in

Lanesboro

General Information

City Hall Address

202 Parkway Avenue South

Lanesboro

55949

MN

City Hall Phone

507.467.3722

Year Founded

1868

739

Population