Fodor's Travel magazine named Lanesboro as one of the "10 charming midwestern towns to visit this summer." PHOTO COURTESY OF FODOR'S TRAVEL
Fodor's Travel magazine named Lanesboro as one of the "10 charming midwestern towns to visit this summer." PHOTO COURTESY OF FODOR'S TRAVEL
Over the past few years, Lanesboro has been included in a number of prestigious listings that recommend places for tourists to visit. On the eve of Buffalo Bill Days, Lanesboro received another honor.
Fodor's Travel recently published a listing of "10 charming midwestern towns to visit this summer." Following a few towns in Wisconsin, Lanesboro ranked third among the 10 towns, the only town in Minnesota other than Grand Marais.
Fodor's Travel is a global enterprise publishing over 300 guidebooks and travel guides to 7,500 destinations in addition to publishing a number of books.
"It is probably the largest book to publicize areas. They make recommendations for places to visit," stated Dee Slinde, Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce’s executive director.
Fodor's Travel produces guides and recommends sites in particular countries and states that it deems are the best places to visit.
Slinde kept sending press releases to the company and, obviously, someone must have looked into it, though Slinde herself did not know.
"To be on the list for the 10 charming places is an honor. We are the first in the list from Minnesota and we are third on the list. They make it a nice midwestern place to get away, but I hope that they make something of our arts and scenery in the future too," Slinde commented.
At the same time, both The Aroma Pie Shop and Pedal Pushers Café were mentioned in the Fodor's recommendations, as was Belle Reve.
"It's pretty prestigious to make that list," Slinde noted.