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Location of Nisswa, Minnesota


Population: 
Nisswa (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,011 1,407 1,391 1,953 562 40.40
Land Area (sq. mile) 9.50 13.18 10.87 10.88 0.01 0.07
Density (persons per sq. mile) 106.42 106.75 127.97 179.55 51.58 40.31
Housing Units 1,282 1,091 1,145 1,532 387 33.80
Households -- 517 548 819 271 49.45
Persons Per Household -- 2.72 2.54 2.37 -0.17 -6.63

Geography:

Nisswa is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. Surrounded by lakes, Nisswa is part of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Minnesota Highway 371 serves as a main route in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.4 square miles (47.6 km²), of which, 10.9 square miles (28.2 km²) of it is land and 7.5 square miles (19.5 km²) of it (40.84%) is water. The elevation is 1,230 ft (375 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,953 people, 819 households, and 577 families residing in the city. The population density was 69.3/km² (179.5/mi²). There were 1,532 housing units at an average density of 54.4/km² (140.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.87% White, 0.26% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 819 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,306, and the median income for a family was $54,931. Males had a median income of $37,772 versus $29,412 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,265. About 2.7% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

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History:   

NISSWA, a city in Smiley Township, section 11, incorporated on December 4, 1946, bears an Ojibwe name, probably related to nassawaii, meaning "in the middle." The townsite was platted for Leon E. Lum, an attorney in Brainerd, and first known as Smiley with a post office of that name, 1898-1908. Thirteen bodies of water are within its corporate boundaries, the many small shops and various entertainment centers making it an attractive tourist area.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Bathing scene at Grand View Lodge, Nisswa Minnesota, 1930
Bathing scene at Grand View Lodge, Nisswa Minnesota, 1930
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Government:
Nisswa City Hall
25628 Main Street
PO Box 410
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-4444
Fax: (218) 936-3108
Web:
www.ci.nisswa.mn.us

City Council meets every 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm

Nisswa City Hall, Nisswa Minnesota
Mayor Brian Lehman --
City Clerk Laurie Hemish --
Council Member Bill Groves --
Council Member Kim Larson --
Council Member Harold Kraus --
Council Member Gary Johnson --

Post Office:
US Post Office
25551 Main Street
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-7907
Toll Free: (800) ASK USPS
Web:
www.usps.gov
US Post Office, Nisswa Minnesota
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 10:30 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:30 pm
Saturday                4:30 pm

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Power (218) 587-4401 
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (218) 828-1188 
Wastewater Nisswa Municipal (218) 963-4444 
Water n/a --
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 244-1111
Cable TV Charter Communications (218) 568-5454

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Grand View Lodge Traveler Accommodation 700
Schaefer's Market Grocery Stores 68
Viking Label & Packaging Inc Other Support Services 49
Nisswa Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools 45
Causeway on Gull Resort Traveler Accommodation 30
Zorbaz on Gull Lake Full-Service Restaurants 14


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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Nisswa Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Nisswa Minnesota area


Events:
Nisswa-stämman

A celebration of Scandinavian and Scandinavian/American folk music here in northern Minnesota.

Second weekend in June

Attractions:
Nisswa Area Historical Society
25611 Main Street
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-3570

Visit our restored train depot and Northern Pacific Caboose! Then, step across the street for a self-guided tour of our late 1800's Pioneer Village (small admission fee for village).  Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day ** Wednesday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm and Saturdays only in September 10am to 4pm. Watch for special events.

Nisswa Area Historical Society, Nisswa Minnesota
Nisswa Chamber of Commerce
25532 Main Street
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-3416
Toll Free: (800) 950-3610
Web:
www.nisswa.com

Nisswa is nestled in North Central Minnesota amid the Land of 10,000 Lakes and is just north of Brainerd/Baxter. 

Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, Nisswa Minnesota

Pioneer Village, Nisswa Minnesota, 2007
Pioneer Village, Nisswa Minnesota, 2007
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Recreation:
Birch Bay Resort Inn & Golf
1646 S Agate Shore Drive SW
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-4488
 
Pines Golf Course
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-8750
 


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Bass 36
Clark 343
East Twin 146
Edna 153
Edward 2032
Fawn 60
Garden n/a n/a n/a
Gladstone 437
Gull 9947
Hubert 1287
Johnson n/a n/a n/a
Little Pelican 283
Lower Cullen 512
Margaret 247
Mayo 162
Middle Cullen 382
Nisswa 207
North Long 6163
Pelican 8253
Rice n/a n/a n/a
Roy 271
Upper Cullen 435
Upper Gull 421
West Twin 117

Health Care:
Wellness One of Nisswa
5482 County Road 18
PO Box 379
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-3311
Web:
www.wellnessone.net

WellnessOne of Nisswa specializes in: low back pain, headaches, soft tissue rehab, nutritional counseling, auto accidents, infantile colic/ear infections, worker's compensation, sports injuries and fybromalgia.

Wellness One of Nisswa Minnesota

Schools:
Nisswa Elementary School
5533 County Road 18
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2288

Nisswa Elementary School, Nisswa Minnesota


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Churches:
Christ Community Church
24646 Hazelwood Drive
PO Box 627
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2626
Web:
www.christcommunitychurchnisswa.com

Pastor: David Uhrich
Sunday Worship:  10:15am

Christ Community Church, Nisswa Minnesota
The Journey Church of Nisswa
5459 County Road 18
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2663
Web: www.thejourneynisswa.org

Pastor:  Scott Pederson
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

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Living Savior Lutheran Church
8327 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-9733

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a

 
Lutheran Church of the Cross
5064 County Road 13
PO Box 29
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2564
Fax: (218) 963-0294
Web: www.lccnisswa.org

Pastors Warren Schulz & Christian Meier
Sunday Worship- 8:30 & 10:30am

Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa Minnesota
St. Christopher's Catholic Church
25574 Church Street
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-3115

Pastor:  Rev. George Zeck
Saturday Mass:  5:30 pm
Sunday Mass:  9:00 am

 
Timberwood Church
23084 State Highway 371
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 967-8888
Web: www.timberwoodchurch.org

Pastor John Just
Sunday Worship- 9:00 & 10:30am

Timberwood Church, Nisswa Minnesota

Media:
Lakes Area Advertiser
24739 State Highway 371
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 961-3111
 
 
Motels:
Days Inn
24186 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-3500
Fax: (218) 963-3587
Web: www.daysinn.com

The Days Inn of Nisswa is nestled in the heart of Minnesota Resort Country where nature and wilderness stretch the bounds of your imagination. Outstanding golf, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking and snowmobiling are just minutes away. If spectacular golf interests you, consider a Days Inn Golf Package. Lodging, rounds of golf and continental breakfast are included. 

Days Inn, Nisswa Minnesota
Gull Lake Motel
9215 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2208
 
Nisswa Motel
5370 Merril Avenue
PO Box 45
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-7611
Toll Free: (800) 254-7612
Fax: (218) 963-3584
Web: www.nisswamotel.com

The Nisswa Motel is located just one block from the shops and the restaurants of downtown Nisswa. The hard-surface Paul Bunyan trail for biking, walking, rollerblading, and snowmobiling is also just a block away, and you don't have to cross a highway to access the trail. It's just a short drive to several premier golf courses and fine dining establishments. 

Nisswa Motel, Nisswa Minnesota

Resorts:
Agate Lake Resort
9326 Agate Lake Road SW
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2224
Web: www.agatelakeresort.com

Agate Lake Resort is situated among 20+ acres with tall pines and a large flat yard with playground, horseshoes, fire pit, volleyball and open area for games and fun activities. The clear, sandy beach is shallow for even the smallest of swimmers. We have great fishing and are near many restaurants, golf courses, shopping and other activities.

Agate Lake Resort, Nisswa Minnesota
Bay Colony Inn Family Reunion Resort
23521 Nokomis Avenue
East Shore Gull Lake
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2375
Toll Free: (800) 843-1435
Fax: (218) 963-0261
Web: www.baycolonyinn.com

Located 3 miles from Grand View Lodge lies Bay Colony Inn Family Reunion Resort. Set among the Oaks and Pines on beautiful Gull Lake, ringed by the shores of historic Hole-In-The-Day Bay, this newly-remodeled resort brings a bit of New England to the heart of Minnesota’s finest resort area.

Bay Colony Inn Family Reunion Resort, Nisswa Minnesota
Birch Bay Resort Inn & Golf
1646 S Agate Shore Drive SW
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-4488
Toll Free: (800) 450-4481
Web: www.birchbaygolfresort.com

Lodging at Birch Bay is in 9 private lakefront cabins and 7 golfview or lakeview rooms in the inn. All units are nonsmoking and no pets. All units have color TVs. All cabins and rooms are air-conditioned, some have jacuzzi tubs, decks, or screened porches. All cabins have full kitchens and weber grills.

Birch Bay Resort Inn & Golf, Nisswa Minnesota
Causeway on Gull
8087 Lost Lake Road
Nisswa, MN 56468
Toll Free: (877) 815-4277
Web:  www.SellMyTimeshareNOW.com

One of the Midwest's top luxury resorts, each vacation home features vaulted ceilings, a natural stone fireplace and spectacular views of the woods and Gull lake. Causeway on Gull can be your family's home away from home when you buy timeshare for sale. Let the industry experts help you save thousands – and start building a lifetime of memories today!

Causeway on Gull, Nisswa Minnesota
Cozy Bay Resort
23684 County Road 4
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 829-6861
Toll Free: (888) 829-6861
Web: www.cozybay.com

Nestled in a quiet protected bay along beautiful Lake Edward, Cozy Bay Resort is sure to delight you. Whether you’re interested in cabins or camping, our family-friendly environment offers a perfectly peaceful northwoods getaway.

Cozy Bay Resort, Nisswa Minnesota
Eagle's Nest Resort
5108 Poplar Avenue
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2336
Toll Free: (800) 922-0440
Web: www.eaglesnestnisswa.com

Eagles Nest is nestled among the pines and birch on Lower Cullen Lake, the largest of the 1300 acre Cullen Chain of Lakes. We offer a relaxing, fun filled vacation for the entire family. Our beach front is clear, shallow, sandy and perfect for all ages. The kids can catch sunnies right off the docks. At 512 acres, the lake provides the perfect habitat for game and panfish alike and is ideal for family fishing as well as water sports.

Eagles Nest Resort, Nisswa Minnesota
Fritz's Resort & Campground
26483 State Highway 371 N
PO Box 803
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 568-8988
Fax: (218) 568-4608
Web: www.fritzsresort.com

Fritz's Resort & Campground is on Lake Edna, known for its crystal clear water and safe, clean, sandy beach. Our cabins are well equipped, they all face west so you have a beautiful sunset every evening. We also have a trailer park, campsites, 9 hole par 3 golf course and rec hall.

Fritz's Resort & Campground
Fritz's Resort & Campground, Nisswa Minnesota
Good Ol' Days Resort
26050 Oak Lane
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2478
Toll Free: (800) 227-4501
Web: www.goodoldaysresort.com

Our completely renovated four season Minnesota vacation resort boasts 10 new cottages and an 8 unit lodge; beautiful lake-front, lake-level property; a playground area; a wonderful beach; and a chance to meet the local wildlife. We are located on Lower Cullen Lake, right on the Paul Bunyan Trail, only 6 blocks from shopping and activities in beautiful downtown Nisswa.

Good Ol' Days Resort, Nisswa Minnesota
Grand View Lodge Resort & Spa
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2234
Toll Free: (800) 432-3788
Web: www.grandviewlodge.com

Grand View Lodge is Minnesota's premier family, golf and spa resort. Located on beautiful Gull Lake in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes area, Grand View Lodge represents a place to get away from your day-to-day routine and create lifelong memories with friends and loved ones. Visit Glacial Waters Spa , test your golfing skills on the Brainerd Lakes area's best golf courses , go boating, fishing or just enjoy Minnesota's finest 1,500 foot natural sand beach on beautiful Gull Lake.

Grand View Lodge and Spa, Nisswa Minnesota
Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota
Gull Bay Cabins
21599 Bishop Drive
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-7997
Toll Free: (800) 900-7997
Web: www.gullbaycabins.com

Gull Bay Cabins. Air conditioned, heated, smoke-free Swedish clean cabins right on the shoreline of the fabulous east side of Gull Lake. Ultra-modern one-, two- and three-bedroom cabins.

Gull Bay Cabins, Nisswa Minnesota
Lost Lake Lodge & Grist Mill Restaurant
7965 Lost Lake Road
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2681
Toll Free: (800) 450-2681
Fax: (218) 963-0509
Web: www.lostlake.com

Lost Lake Lodge is located just 2 1/2 miles from downtown Nisswa. We have 13 cottages, ranging in size from 1-3 bedrooms. Our cabins are situated within a 1 block walk to the lodge where meals are served. The cabins have no kitchens, we do all the cooking and cleaning for you. We have our own Grist Flour Mill where we grind our flour for all of our homemade breads and desserts. We rent pontoons, and fishing boats.

Lost Lake Lodge & Grist Mill Restaurant

Lost Lake Lodge & Grist Mill Restaurant, Lake Shore Minnesota

Lykins Pinehurst Resort
1414 Pinehurst Lane
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2485
Toll Free: (800) 963-2485
Web:
www.pinehurstongull.com

Nestled in the woods on the shores of Gull Lake, Lykins Pinehurst Resort welcomes you. Amongst the woods and water you can catch great fish, build incredible sand castles, see the most breath-taking sunrises, and leave behind the clamor of normal daily routines. Offering deluxe housekeeping cabins, sandy beach, game room, campfire, store, fishing boat with your unit and much more! Close to all the area attractions

Lykins Pinehurst Resort

Lykins Pinehurst Resort, Nisswa Minnesota

Pelican Beach Resort
26746 County Road 4
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2777
Fax: (218) 963-2777

The last small family resort on Pelican Lake. 10 Housekeeping cabins. 8,300 acre Pelican Lake is known for it's crystal-clear water and beautiful sandy beaches. Walleye and Northern Pike are the most popular catch. Shopping, golf, biking, dining and exploring are all part of the Nisswa area family vacation.

 
Point Narrows Resort
991 Point Narrows Road
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 568-5552
 
Quarterdeck Resort and Restaurant
9820 Birch Bay Drive SW
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-7537
Toll Free: (800) 950-5596
Web: www.quarterdeckresort.com

Quarterdeck Resort located in Minnesota is a four-season resort, open year round. Our Minnesota resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd offers a wide variety of activities. Enjoy fine dining at the Boat House Eatery, Brainerd and Nisswa area shopping, gull lake activities such as boating or water skiing, a romantic getaway.

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Quarterdeck Resort and Restaurant, Nisswa Minnesota
Samara Point Resort
1026 Birchwood Hills Trail
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2615
Fax: (218) 963-7699
Web: www.samarapoint.com

Discover an intimate housekeeping resort, nestled on the north end of a quiet Gull Lake bay in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Six lakeside, two-bedroom cabins and one four-bedroom Channel Home just steps from the water's edge. Each beckon with a fireplace, lakeside screened porch, air conditioning and all the comforts of home. 

Samara Point Resort, Nisswa Minnesota
Sandy Beach Resort
1314 Sandy Point Road SW
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-4458
Fax: (218) 963-4743
Web: www.sandybeachresort.net

Located on Gull Lake, we offer 31 clean, comfortable, housekeeping cabins. Most all cabins on the are lakefront with a lakeview. Our beautiful sandy beach and peaceful park-like grounds offer you the perfect place for a family vacation, we are a resort with an old fashioned feel with modern amenities.

Sandy Beach Resort, Nisswa Minnesota
Upper Cullen Resort
PO Box 72
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2249
Toll Free: (888) 872-8553
Web: www.uppercullen.com

A family resort for over 78 years. Secluded, safe peaceful resort atmosphere. Twelve housekeeping cabins. Soft water, cabin side parking. Free hay wagon rides during Prime Season. Open May 1- Oct 1

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Campgrounds:
Fritz's Resort & Campground
26483 State Highway 371 N
PO Box 803
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 568-8988
Fax: (218) 568-4608
Web: www.fritzsresort.com

As you pull up to your spot you'll notice that the park is wooded and that your site is level and next to a cement patio. The hook-up location for water, electricity and sewer are right there - close and handy. In minutes your vacation has started. fire pit and picnic table are there for you and your family to use for cooking, Bar-B-Quing or making S'mores.

Fritz's Resort & Campground


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