Welcome to Chisago Lakes

~offering beautiful scenery, small-town hospitality and plenty to see and do. A community of cities united by a shared history, each offers a unique experience and a charm all its own. Rolling hills, numerous lakes, a beautiful river and outdoor recreation are sure to provide unforgettable memories. It’s all yours to explore.

Explore this Historic Gem

Nestled among breathtaking scenery and rural charm, lies the community of Chisago Lakes. Located just 35 miles north of Minneapolis and St. Paul along the Highway 8 corridor, beauty and history connect the cities of Chisago City, Lindstrom, Center City, Shafer and Taylors Falls. Settled mainly by Swedish immigrants in the mid-1800’s, Chisago Lakes is honored as the setting for Vilhelm Moberg’s novel series “The Emigrants.” By visiting this historic community you will discover what captured the hearts of these early Swedish settlers. Enjoy the historic statues and main streets throughout the community, connecting you to the early pioneers.

Amador Heritage Center Learn the history of Amador Township through viewing artifacts in the school house museum and immigrant log cabins in Almelund

Angel Hill Historic District View the stately Greek Revival homes in this beautiful area of Taylors Falls

Chisago Lakes Lutheran Church Learn from the Scandinavian relics showcased here in Center City

Chisago County Historical Society Dig deep, discovering your roots and learn about the history of the community at the office and museum in Lindstrom

Gammelgarden Museum Immerse yourself in Scandinavian heritage at this scenic immigrant farm in Scandia

Karl Oskar and Kristina Statue View the Swedish characters made famous in Vilhelm Moberg’s novels “The Emigrants,” located in Lindstrom

Karl Oskar House and Glader Cemetery Visit the early homestead of Swedish characters, Karl and Kristina located in Ki Chi Saga Park in Lindstrom

Summit Avenue Historic District Peruse this historic collection of Swedish Homes built in the Mid-1800’s in Center City

Vilhelm Moberg Statue & Park View the author, Vilhelm Moberg on his bike, who wrote the books, “The Emigrants,” featuring Chisago Lakes, in Chisago City

WHC Folsom Historic Museum Explore the historic Home of Lumber Magnate W.H.C. Folsom built in 1855 in Taylors Falls

Visit ChisagoLakes.org for more History and Heritage