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Things to Do

Gladstone is always happy to see you thanks to its famous roadside attraction “Happy Rock.” Golfers will also be smiling on the course at Gladstone Golf & Country Club. Check on the waterfowl at Big Grass Marsh or catch some rays at Hollywood Beach.

While Neepawa is known as the childhood home of author Margaret Laurence, you will also want to check out the Beautiful Plains Museum, a 1902 heritage rail station. You can also hit the links at the Neepawa Golf and Country Club, tour the Farmery Estate Brewery and check out the Lily Nook, home to over 1,500 varieties of lilies.

Minnedosa’s most popular recreation destination is Minnedosa Lake and Splish Splash Water Park offers tons of fun. Take the self-guided Stone House Tour of downtown heritage buildings, including the post office, railway station and converted B&Bs. From the safety of your car, observe the bison roam in Bison Park.

Location: Happy Rock, Gladstone | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

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Where to Stay

You will find campgrounds in nearby Langruth and in Gladstone.

Neepawa has the following hotel options:

Neepawa also has a campground:

Minnedosa accommodations include the Gateway Motel and B&B options or Minnedosa Campground.

Location: Gateway Motel | Photo credit: Gateway Motel

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Places to Eat

Burgers, fries, pizza and ice cream are served up at Mumzz Kitchen in Gladstone.

Neepawa’s Brew Brothers Bistro serves up homemade soups, specialty coffees and fresh baked goods. Lola’s Bakery offers fresh bread, cinnamon buns, pizza and authentic Filipino pastries and cuisine.

While in Minnedosa, be sure to stop at the Dari Isle Drive Inn for the best soft ice cream. Enjoy delicious lunch and dinner of pizza, wraps and salad at Farmhouse 50 and be sure to check out its gift shop.

Location: Dari Isle Drive In, Minnedosa | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

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While You’re There

Here are some of CAA’s favourite stops on this trip.

Bison Park

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Dari Isle Drive-In

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Farmery Brewery

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Minnedosa Beach

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Splish Splash Water Park

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