About the Willmar Area

Willmar is a family-oriented city of about 20,000 nestled in the heart of Minnesota’s lake country. In fact, there are over 35 lakes within a 30-mile radius of Willmar, including 15 of Minnesota’s best fishing waters. In addition, the area boasts an abundance of hunting land, trails, parks, golf courses and recreational facilities.

In Willmar education is a priority, and our city’s $18 million-dollar high school offers all the sports and extracurricular activities of a large conference school. We also have a private, Christian k-12 school and one of the state’s premiere university-affiliated community and technical colleges.

As the cultural center of Kandiyohi County, Willmar is home to the Willmar Area Arts Council, the Barn Theater and the Kandiyohi County Historical Museum. There is a local YMCA, a 4,000-seat civic center and indoor ice arena, a municipal airport and local shopping.

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