With a wide variety of activities offered at Ruttger’s and the vast offerings of the surrounding area, there is no problem finding something to do on your trip to Ruttger’s. The Lakes Area offers an abundance of activities and attractions. With a range of offerings such as amusement parks, scuba diving, and biking trails, everyone will be able to find something they enjoy.
Paul Bunyan Land and This Old Farm offer 35 rides and attractions including the world's largest talking and animated man. Located on Highway 18, only 12 miles from Ruttger's.
Traditions Mini Golf offers 18 holes of premium mini golf, batting cage, water wars, and more. Located 4 miles north of Ruttger’s in Deerwood.
The Cuyuna Lakes State Recreational Area near Crosby-Ironton, Minnesota, incorporates both paved and off road paths to take visitors through the regenerated iron ore mining land. The newly opened mountain biking trails are easily reached by vehicle or bike and are located only 8 miles from Ruttger’s.
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, Only 23 miles from Ruttger's, offers visitors a beautiful trail system packed with historic monuments and abundant wild life.
Cuyuna Mine Lakes are considered one the very finest in diving adventures in the Midwest, and offer upwards of forty feet visibility.
Entertainment and Shopping
Black Bear Pottery features the decorative, functional, and sculptural pottery by Haddie Hadachek. Located in Brainerd.
Pine Cone Antiques and Art is nestled in downtown Deerwood and displays works in a gallery setting.
Ripple River Gallery is just down the road from Ruttger's, Ripple River Gallery is owned by artisans Bob Carls and Amy Sharpe. The gallery displays the work of "regional artisans with an ever-changing selection of wood, pottery, weaving, jewelry, glass, mixed media, original prints, paintings and more”.
Grand Makwa Theater in Onamia features three screens playing new movies and stadium seating.
Lakes 12 in Brainerd features all stadium seating, full digital projection, digital 3D, new seating and a brand new concession area with self-serve soft drinks. Lakes 12 also offers a party room and & arcade.