A gateway to nature, Roseau is home to snowmobile manufacturer Polaris Industries.
Roseau is 22 miles from Lake of the Woods, the northernmost point in the contiguous US48. The Northwest Angle, a peninsula on Lake of the Woods, is part of Minnesota but north of the 49° parallel — the only road access is through Manitoba.
The most convenient way to get to Roseau is by car. The major highways that will bring you to Roseau are Highway 11 (East-West) and Highway 89 (North-South).
In Roseau, it's common to see people riding ATV's, golf carts and even snowmobiles in the winter around town (although this is not encouraged, for safety reasons). A bicycle trail around the edges of the city goes into a beautiful city park.
As there is no public transit, a car is typically the best mode of transportation.
- An annual county fair, known throughout the state of Minnesota.
- Earl's Drive In. Seasonal; in summertime, drive your car in for an nostalgic meal.
- Sprague - 20-25 minutes, just across the Manitoba border
- Warroad - 30 minutes
- Thief River Falls - 1 hour
- Grand Forks - 2 hours
- Fargo - 3 hours
- Bemidji - 2.5 hours
- Minneapolis - 6 hours
|Routes through Roseau|
|Drayton ← Becomes ← Jct N S ← Jct N S ←||W E||→ Warroad → International Falls|