If you’ve seen one shopping mall you have seen them all, so why not try something different on your next vacation. Roseau, known to many as the birthplace of snowmobiling and home to Polaris Industries, features a thriving old style downtown district with unique boutiques & an array of dining options. The entire downtown has been revitalized with paver sidewalks and old style street lighting with music playing all day long. Small pocket parks add to the quaint character of the downtown district.
After a morning of shopping, visitors are invited to tour the Polaris Industries assembly plant in Roseau to watch the production process of snowmobiles and ATVs. Plant tours are Monday – Friday at 2 p.m. A favorite stop for many visitors is the Polaris Experience Center where guests can take a trip back to the very beginnings of Polaris in Roseau along with viewing the very first snow machines that are the predecessors of today’s snowmobiles. Admission to the Experience Center is free with regular hours Monday – Saturday.
You won’t go hungry here in Northern Minnesota. Roseau offers a variety of diners, sit down supper clubs, bar & grilles, fast food restaurants, pizzerias, ethnic food, drive-ins, and cafés.
Roseau is not only is a great place for adults to visit but is also kid and family friendly too! If spending your vacation outdoors is more your style, nearly 40% of Roseau County has open access State or County parks, forests or wildlife areas. These areas provide ample opportunities for camping, hunting, wildlife watching, ATV riding, horseback riding, snowmobiling, berry picking, hiking, star gazing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Roseau is also a known prime stop on Minnesota’s premier bird watching trail, the Pine to Prairie Birding Trail. Along with all the outdoor activities listed, your kids will also have a blast cooling off at the Splash Pad (opening summer 2017). End your day by listening to local musicians in the park throughout the summertime on Thursday evenings.
The goroseau.com website offers a number of suggested day trips from Roseau as well as a complete list of lodging, shopping, dining, trail maps of the area and upcoming events to help you plan your stay. Whether you are a golf enthusiasts, adventurer, outdoorsman or enjoy a relaxing vacation, Roseau has something for every interest. We invite you to come enjoy the beauty of Roseau along with the great people who call it home. Men’s Journal Magazine named Roseau: “The Friendliest Place in America” and Outdoor Living Magazine once ranked Roseau as the “20th Best City in the Nation for Outdoor Enthusiast to Live”.