Norwegian Heritage & Acclaimed Theater in the Midwest’s Best Small Arts Town
You’ve got lots to do in Lanesboro, one of America’s best art towns. From historic architecture to decorative arts, from Norwegian culture to renowned theater, this is the place to be!
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Program No. 12129RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Velkommen! You’ve arrived in historic Lanesboro, Minnesota, a little city with a big reputation as the premier small-town arts and culture destination in the Midwest. Voted in 2013 as one of the top 12 small towns for art in America by the influential collaborative ArtPlace America and named by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the 20 best small towns to visit in the U.S.A., immerse yourself in Lanesboro’s unique blend of Norwegian heritage, Amish culture, scenic bikeways and rural life as you indulge your passion for the decorative arts, historic architecture and cutting-edge theater. Choose an autumn program date that celebrates the town at large and its internationally acclaimed Commonweal Theater, or opt instead for a spring program that investigates Norwegian Culture in Minnesota and the dramatist Henrik Ibsen. Whichever date you choose, you’ll see at least one production at the Commonweal Theater, dine at specially selected restaurants and meet local personalities eager to share the best of their historic hometown.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On an autumn program focused on the award-winning Commonweal Theater, attend two performances in repertory and go behind the scenes of the theater with artist-administrators.
  • Alternatively, on a spring program, let expert Ibsen scholars take you into the controversial and introspective dramas of his literary corpus and see a production during Ibsenfest.
  • On either date, immerse yourself in small-town life as you learn the story of Amish settlement in rural Minnesota and enjoy meals at dining spots beloved by Lanesboro locals.

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