The 10 Best Things to Do in Nisswa, United States

August 3, 2017 Carley Gatson

Nisswa (/ˈnɪswə/ NISS-wə) 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. 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.
Restaurants in Nisswa

1. Brainerd Zip Line Tour

9898 County Road 77 SW, Nisswa, MN 56468
Excellent
99%
Good
1%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 124 reviews

Brainerd Zip Line Tour

Brainerd Zip Line Tour is a guided 2 and 1/2 hour experience including seven zip lines, one suspension bridge, and an optional 50' free fall experience. See the Brainerd Lakes area like never before!

Reviewed By Maria G - Dunwoody, Georgia

The Brainerd Zip Line tour was great fun for our group of 5 teenage cousins some of which had never zip lined. It was extra safe with a body harness. The free fall at the end gave everyone bragging rights.Thanks Maria! Enjoy your bragging rights!

2. Gull Dam Brewing

23836 Smiley Rd, Nisswa, MN 56468-2431
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Gull Dam Brewing

Reviewed By TryppAdams - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This was another stop on our weekend taproom tour of taprooms in lake country. Do yourself a favor and just keep on going up to big axe. It's a big space and perhaps a happening spot in the summer but in the winter, it was a little lackluster. They offer a flight of 8 that they had on tap but we asked for a smaller version and got a flight of 4. The price is reasonable, 4 samples for $8 but the size of the flight pours is probably 2ounces...maybe 3oz. They were tiny and hardly offer a chance to really taste the beer, which ended up being ok... With so many options, I'm not sure this one is worth your time.

3. Pines

Nisswa, MN
Excellent
64%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Pines

Recognized by "Golf Digest" as the best golf course in Minnesota.

Reviewed By Seniordad - Saint Paul, Minnesota

3 separate "nine's all featuring woods, marsh and lakes. Some spectacular holes. Sometimes you may have company - families of geese. This is NOT a course for beginners.
Really appreciated the willingness of the ranger to refer me to a less busy "nine." Played 18 holes in just under 3 hours, starting at 7 AM.
This place is SO much better managed between Grandview & the courses, compared to the resort & Giant Ridge courses.

4. Loide' Oils & Vinegars

25539 Main St, Nisswa, MN 56468-5000 +1 218-961-6457
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 21 reviews

Loide' Oils & Vinegars

Loide' Oils and Vinegars is fashioned as a Tasting Bar. You are encouraged to enjoy the aroma and savor the taste of each product. Our customers are offered the freshest products and best service possible. Loide' supplies gourmet imported extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars for you to explore and indulge in your own culinary creations.

Reviewed By LTCret - Minnesota

Loide's has an enormous selection of both olive oils (plain and flavored) and Balsamic vinegars. All are incredible. You can sample all you like. Their 18 year old Traditional Style Balsamic, while expensive, is almost beyond description. Superb. Another one I love is the Black Mission Fig. I dip cheese curds in this. Wow. The various flavors of balsamic is huge. Stop by and check it out.

5. Nisswa Yoga

25346 Smiley Rd, Nisswa, MN 56468-2613 +1 218-537-0559
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 13 reviews

Nisswa Yoga

Nisswa Yoga offers yoga classes in varying levels for every body, as well as sculpt classes and private sessions. We are devoted to being a beacon of authentic yoga in our region. A community of good vibes, smiling faces, and supportive fellow yogis; come to Nisswa Yoga, be present, find your center, and feel our connectedness. Namaste from the 218!

Reviewed By sunflowerjosie - Walker, Minnesota

Nisswa Yoga and Jennifer Smith are exemplary - the studio offers consistency, high quality, variety and welcoming warmth with easy access to classes and scheduling. Jennifer Smith in particular teaches in such a way that I (and I believe each student) feels inspired to reach...MoreThank you! It fills my heart to read this. Namaste

6. Mount Ski Gull

9898 County Road SW, Nisswa, MN 56468 +1 218-963-4353
Excellent
45%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Mount Ski Gull

Reviewed By Amiesp

Most expensive places I have tubed. It was ok. Warming house was small. Seems like they let to many tube at the same time. Waited about 10 minutes just to get hooked up to rope. Workers are very nice and you can bring your own food in,.

7. Nisswa City Park

25628 Main St, Nisswa, MN 56468-5003
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Nisswa City Park

Reviewed By NANCY B - Champlin, Minnesota

Was in nearby Nisswa looking for a place to chill out, let our dog run and just relax. Was driving north of Nisswa and came upon the Nisswa City Park. What a great find that was! It has a basketball court, playground with swings and other play equipment, ballfields, both hockey and pleasure skating rinks, several picnic areas with shelters, public bathroom and lots of places to sit. We spent just about an hour here on a Fall Saturday afternoon, enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and outdoor life. Was really a nice quiet place to enjoy!

8. MN Surf Co

25486 Murray Rd, Nisswa, MN 56468
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

MN Surf Co

We are the #1 Stand Up Paddle board company in Minnesota. We are located in Nisswa MN, the heart of the lakes area. Specializing in stand up paddle boards, kayaks, windsurfing, and wakesurfing. We offer sales, lessons, and rentals.

Reviewed By cynsha - Mankato, Minnesota

Our daughter lives in Hawaii, and when we discovered this cool surf shop, we just HAD to buy a Minnesota surfing t-shirt to send her! They have a huge selection of stand up paddle surf boards which are getting very popular, as well as surfing...MoreWe love sharing the stoke. Thanks for representing MN Surf in Hawaii. See ya again soon.

9. The Fun Sisters

5380 Merril Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468-4503 +1 218-961-0071
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

The Fun Sisters

Reviewed By NANCY B - Champlin, Minnesota

This is one of my favorite shops ever to stop at. Visited one of five locations in Nisswa Minnesota. My favorite manager Chris was working as usual. She remembered me from shopping at this location almost 8 months ago. The store is filled with great clothing, including a line of women's clothing that makes me feel so great to wear. The prices are mid-range but the selection is so great. There were lots of people in the store on a Saturday morning so you know it is very popular in this resort town area. Also love the selection accessories too!

10. Nisswa Family Fun Center

4871 Co Rd 77 n, Nisswa, MN 56468 +1 218-820-3046
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Nisswa Family Fun Center

WE are a smaller sized outdoor FAMILY waterpark with a little bit of FUN for everyone.There is; a 480' BODY slide with twisting/turning fun for all, a 65' high DROP slide for the thrill seekers; and a 12' high FAMILY slide that everyone likes! REALLY! We have a HUGE zero depth entry ACTIVITY pool warmed to 84 degrees, and; 2 HOT TUBS at 95 degrees to soak away those aches and pains or warm up on days that are just a little bit cooler. There are plenty of lounge chairs both in the SUN or under an UMBRELLA. In 2013 we added a BBQ/MEXICAN dine in or take out resturant. We HOST great BIRTHDAY partys, Family reunions, corporate picnics! We are DAYCARE friendly. Bring your family, a PICNIC lunch and spend the day.

Reviewed By jih1269 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

They provide an "all day" wrist band the gives unlimited use of the three slides and two hot tubs, but there are no lifeguards. And for an adult to come in and supervise their child, they charge you $3 as an "Observer" ... does this mean that they also allow random people off the street to purchase an "observer" ticket and sit and watch kids all day?!? And there CLEARLY three different places where rules are posted, but the staff spent more time playing on their phones and talking to each other than they did making sure kids were not playing at the immediate bottom of the slides ... If it is going to be such a dangerous free-for-all, why even charge admission at all or have any staff ... Oh, wait, I remember, I had to PAY for the privilege of watching my own child in their pool.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.