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Contact Visit Bemidji Staff

We're here to help make your visit to Bemidji the very best!

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Josh Peterson

Executive Director

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Brady Laudon

Assistant Director/Sales and Service Manager

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Tourist Information Center

300 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji MN 56601

P.O. Box 66, Bemidji, MN 56619


About Visit Bemidji

Visit Bemidji, Visitor & Convention Bureau established in 1988, is primarily funded by the Minnesota State Lodging Tax Statute.
As the tourism marketing arm for the community, Visit Bemidji’s mission is to strengthen the region’s economy through the promotion of travel and tourism.

Visit Bemidji proudly promotes the natural beauty of the region, spirit of the community, and the unique attributes that Bemidji, the First City on the Mississippi & Home of Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox can offer the visitor.

Bemidji, the First City on the Mississippi, Minnesota USA

Bemidji is located in the Continental United States in the state of Minnesota. It is the first City located after the source of the Mississippi River, located on two major U.S. Highways – 71 North & South and 2 East & West. The Laurentian Continental Divide (Northern Divide) is located north of the City.

Mileage to Bemidji

Brainerd: 97
Duluth: 155
Fargo: 145
Grand Forks: 113

Grand Rapids: 70
Itasca State Park: 34
Little Falls: 124
Minneapolis/St. Paul: 226

Park Rapids: 52
St. Cloud: 156
Walker: 34
Winnipeg, Canada: 113