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Cuyana Mine Pits

Brainerd, MN
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Brainerd
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Scuba diving
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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English first
Morris, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Drive about an hour to see the mine pits. Online info says open 10-6pm. Difficult to find. Closed during week. If you have children, there is a phenomenal playground right outside town.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

For a great outing this is the place. Mountain biking trails range from easy to fairly challenging. Extremely nice get away. Mine pits still clear all summer long. If you can swim try out the pits they are awesome. Paved trail is short but probably one of the most beautiful in the state. Go in the summer for green awesomeness... More

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Bike trails are challenging and offer spectacular views of the pit lakes and surrounding countryside. The pit lakes are crystal clear. Great for snorkeling, diving and just swimming. This is a Boundary Waters experience just nine miles east of the Brainerd Lakes area.

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Winnipeg, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A fantastic jewel in the rough....awesome cycling and kayaking....its worth every penny to mountain bike at Cuyana...only 15 minutes east of Brainerd.

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Goleta, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We rented mountain bikes in Crosby and biked the "easier" trails. It was a blast! The trails are challenging, but fun, like an amusement park in the wilderness. Bring first aid kit and bug juice : )

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a day trip must if you visit the Brainerd area. The mountain biking is amazing. Many beautiful lakes filled with fish including trout.

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