The city of Brainerd is one of the largest cities in central Minnesota and has historic significance in the area with a revitalized downtown and its historic water tower. Brainerd adjoins the city of Baxter and together they are the gateway to the Gull Lake and Whitefish Chains of Lakes. Brainerd offers a complete range of retail and professional services, churches, educational and healthcare facilities as well as many dining and entertainment options. Brainerd and Baxter share the Northland Arboretum at the trailhead of the Paul Bunyan State Trail. Brainerd is also the home of the Brainerd International Raceway, Safari North Wildlife Park, many festivals, arts and cultural events. Whether you want to hunt, fish, boat, golf, ski, snowmobile, ATV or just shop – this is a great place to visit or call home!