Nisswa Travel Guide

Nisswa is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,971 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area. The city is near Gull Lake. The city is near Gull Lake. This city is well known as a tourist destination due to its many unique stores including Stonehouse Coffee, a coffee shop and cafe that roasts beans in the store, as well as Adirondack Coffee, the first gourmet coffee shop in central Minnesota, an ice cream parlor and candy shop, The Chocolate Ox, and Zaiser's shoe store. The Paul Bunyan State Trail runs through Nisswa.


Turtles don’t exactly barrel down the race track, but crowds love to watch them try. See why Turtle Master Mark Ulm calls Nisswa, Minnesota’s annual turtle races “small town America at its best.”

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City of Nisswa

The city of Nisswa is located in north central Minnesota just 13 miles north of the Brainerd/Baxter micropolitan area. This location provides residents and tourists with access to larger market areas, government agencies, medical facilities, cultural performances, and numerous recreational amenities.

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Nisswa’s abundance of natural resources, numerous lakes, and eclectic downtown brings tourists and second homeowners to the area especially during summer months. Many communities in the central lakes region are seeing a transition from primarily seasonal homes and cabins to year-round homes and primary dwellings.