Welcome To Lake Benton

Lake Benton is a beautiful, scenic community, located at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 14 in southwestern Minnesota. Whether you are visiting or have chosen to live in Lake Benton, we think you will be surprised at all our little town has to offer.  Check out our attractions below. 

Attractions & Events

Lake Benton Lake


With 2,875 acres, Lake Benton lake offers opportunities for water sports of every kind, and is well stocked for great fishing, 

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Saddle Horse Holiday


Held annually, visitors enjoy a weekend filled with numerous equestrian events, including a two-ring horse show, parade, and many other games and contests for families, children and adults.  The entire community is involved including the annual Fireman's Dance, the Opera House Ice Cream Social, the Kid's Party and the Family Fun Day, the Iron Man Jr. Competition and the 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament.  The 1st Annual Dogger Days Men's Softball tournament will be held on Friday and Saturday at Dezeeuw Field and the Wildcats amateur football game on Saturday evening.  Come and join the fun! 

Saddle Horse Holiday Schedule of Events

Benton-Fremont Days - Te Tonka Ha Rendezvous


Annual celebration including entertainment and historical, educational and fun activities for the entire family.  Black Powder Shooting, Hawk & Knife demonstrations, singing and dancing, pottery, spinning & weaving, authentic chuckwagon, fur traders campsite.  Visit the Picker's Paradise and the TaTonka Knap-In.  Food available onsite.  Come and join the fun!

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Hole-in-the-Mountain Regional Park & Campground


Lincoln County Parks Department

Walking/biking trails, horse trails, campsites.

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Norwegian Creek Park & Campground


Lincoln County Parks Department  

Campsites, swimming beach, boat launch 

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Lake Benton Opera House


Historic, regional performing arts center, hosting at least 6 live productions each year.  

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Visitor's Guide


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Chamber Kickoff


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Holiday Open House


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Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie


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Lake Benton Historical Society


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Historic & Cultural Attractions


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Laura Ingalls Wilder Highway


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Historic King of Trails


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