Dining & activities in otter tail county



Union Pizza and Brewing Company / Fergus Falls

Even New Yorkers would agree this is some of the best food fired custom made pizza joint ever. Comfortable and charming dining area and locally brewed beer.

144 South Union Ave in Fergus Falls / 218-998-8888


Cafe 116 / Fergus Falls

Food and beverage items served at Café 116 are made to order, from scratch, in our kitchen or at our bar. We strive to make the best use of local ingredients and suppliers.  They also have a fantastic coffee, tea and smoothie bar.  

Breakfast Menu:  http://www.cafe116.com/cafe116-bfast-menu.pdf

Lunch Menu:  http://www.cafe116.com/cafe116_menu.pdf

116 South Union Ave in Fergus Fall / 218-998-3780



Don Pablo's Mexican Family Restaurant / Fergus Falls

Fantastic Mexican food in the heart of Fergus Falls.

108 E Lincoln Ave in Fergus Falls / 218-998-6394

Big Chief Truck Stop and Auto Cafe / Fergus Falls 

Home of the bison burger and homemade pie!

Highway I94 off exit 61  


Ten Mile Steakhouse in Dalton

Weekends you must try their prime rib, but wonderful steaks, ribs and fish in a casual dining setting. 

12303 Co Highway 35 Dalton /  218-589-8845


Dalton Cafe in Dalton

Friday night fish fry and great simple breakfasts and lunches.  Homemade pies are great too.

109 West Main Street in Dalton / 218-589-8820


Falls Baking Company - Artisan Baking Company / Fergus Falls


The bread at Falls Baking Company is made in the old world tradition with no preservatives or additives.  All of our breads are made from scratch with artisan bread flour.  In addition to bread they make scones, cookies, granola, granola bars, biscotti, brownies and bars. 

1217 North Union Avenue, Fergus Falls  MN  56537 ~ 218 739 0888 
Monday - Friday  8 am - 5:30 pm

City Cafe and Bakery / Fergus Falls 

This is a classic old school small town bakery with all the good doughnuts, rolls, muffins, cookies, bars, breads.  Delicious!

219 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

(218) 739-1100


The Market / Fergus Falls

The Market is truly fun shopping experience with funny gifts and card, kids toys, gourmet and specialty foods, kitchen items, household accessory items, jewelry, soaps and incense.  A very fun space to visit and linger in and look around.

120 South Union Ave, Fergus Falls / 218-998-3663


Center for the Arts / Fergus Falls

A beautifully restored historic theater where local and regional musical and theatrical performances thrive.  

124 West Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls / 218-736-5453


Pomme de Terre Pottery

Visit their store located out of their home to view locally made, beautiful pottery. 

32586 Island Road, Battle Lake / 218-589-7507


Biking and Snowmobile Trails

Catch the "Central Lakes Trail" right from the town of Dalton and this trail takes you to the extensive Continental Divide Trail.  Dalton and Fergus Falls is a pit stop for the Otter Trail Scenic Byway, a 150 mile loop through beautiful country and rich tradition. The trail takes you through 1,000 lakes and wildlife-filled wetlands and to a historic flour mill and other cultural stops. This byway was created to display the cultural, historical and natural significance of Otter Tail County. The Otter Trail Scenic Byway is just one of Minnesota's 20 byways and includes 23 sites, many with interpretive signs, trails, picnic facilities and opportunities to view wildlife. - See more at: http://www.visitfergusfalls.com/otter-trail-scenic-byway#sthash.94XUNmu5.dpuf



DNR Hunting Events and Seasons


Trap Shooting at Viking Valley Hunt Club 

218-747-2537 and 35956 Grue Church Road, Ashby MN  56309

$22.00 for a round of 50 

For birding, wildlife, reptile, butterfly, waterfoul events at the Prairie Wetland Learning Center in Fergus Falls:


18 hole and 9 Hole Golf Courses in the Area:



Ottertail County Public Water Access, Beaches and Watersports

Lakes in the area include:  10 Mile Lake, Otter Tail Lake, Battle Lake



Pebble Lake Public Beach



Charlie's Tubing 

33503 State Highway 34, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 56501

Hours of operation Mon-Sun: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm

See more at: http://ottertaillakescountry.com/Directory/5/Play/Outdoor-Recreation/Boating-and-Water-Sports#sthash.kpRyRbLT.dpuf

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center / Finn Creek Open Air Museum

U.S. Highway 10 and County Road 67

In the 1885 Olaf Pary building, the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center sponsors an on-going schedule of art exhibitons and cultural events including the annual Great American Think Off, recognizing New York Mills as a recipient of national attention as a haven for art and culture in rural America.

OtterTail County Historical Museum

Considered one of the best local history museums in Minnesota there are over 100 permanent and changing displays of Native American History, 19th century agricultural life and a 1915 Main Street.  111West Lincoln Ave Fergus Falls.  http://www.otchs.org/

Runestone Museum in Alexandra, MN

This region of MN is culturally and historically rich in Viking history including the famous Runestone Musuem in Alexandra, MN which is a small detour of Highway 94 if you are driving from the twin cities.  This is a must see for any history buff.  https://www.runestonemuseum.org

Glendalough State Park at County Road 16, 1.8 miles east of State Highway 78

Nine miles of lakeshore and 2,000 acres of woodlands and prairie is perfect for hiking, biking, pickicking, fishing, swimming, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.   


Otter Tail Country Tourism 



Fergus Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau




At Joten Lake Retreat Center, try bird watching, nature hikes, using the bike trails in the area, sledding, snowshoeing or cross country skiing in the winter.  Use the fire pit at Joten Lake and make hobo dinners, hot dogs over the fire and s'mores.   In the evening enjoy a star filled sky without other lights to take away from the vast night sky.  In the spring enjoy many dragonflies and in the summer nights see fire flies.  Maybe frogs or a turtle surprises you on a walk.  You can see many deer, sometimes a fox and the marsh is filled with ducks and loons. 

Utilize the area's "rails to trails" has a trailhead in the nearby downtown Dalton and this trail is great for group bike rides or snowmobiling.  The area has many lakes for swimming and fishing.  There are many area golf courses.  Drive the scenic Ottertail Highway or Viking Trail to explore the beautiful lakes, farms and woodlands. Please see "Local Activities" for more details on all of these ideas and restaurants and shopping too.