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BRAINERD'S HISTORIC RAILROAD DISTRICT

CREATING AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

WELCOME TO THE DISTRICT

This amazing 47 acre estate will take your breath away as you experience venues and businesses that get to call this place home. Located in the heart of Brainerd, MN, we are creating a district culture that will allow our guests to stroll through the historic Northern Pacific Railroad buildings that date back to 1871. Weddings, entertainment, conventions, dining and shopping are all part of the many experiences that our guests will be able to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you soon!

- 10% military discount for veterans and active military!

- $1500 off space rental and 10% off food and beverage for Friday or Sunday bookings in 2021!

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BRAINERD EXCHANGE
CONVENTION CENTER

This 35,000 square foot convention space is the largest in the area! It offers a unique historic atmosphere for all types of events, trade shows, and conventions. This space was the Machine Shop for the NP Railroad and now it's the most talked about event space in the region!

LUMINARY
EVENT VENUE

A classic venue located in the historic clocktower building. With 4,000 square feet of open modern space to accommodate for the perfect event. This space holds up to 170 people for seated dinner and style events up to 300 people for wedding ceremonies.  

BLACKSMITH MAIN
EVENT VENUE

Formerly known as the NP Event Space, we went back to it's roots to give it a name that fits the location of the old Blacksmith Shop at the Northern Pacific Center. This space holds up to 525 guests for seated dinners and up to 794 for standing room.

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THE FOUNDRY
SHOWROOM & EVENT VENUE

Our curated collection of vintage furniture rentals and custom built designs. A showroom that is full of unique designs and options for you to explore. You can add these awe inspiring pieces to any event to compliment our historic venues. 

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HEIRLOOM
EVENT VENUE

A newly renovated space that provides a multi-use room for  intimate  gatherings. A complimenting space full of light and beauty for your event. Built to encompass the magic and history of the Northern Pacific Center.

LE LIER
EVENT VENUE

This space is almost 2,000 square feet of white brick, wood floors and inviting space for relaxation and preparation for the big day. Lounging areas with plenty of space for your guests. This inspiring room awaits to enhance your event experience.

LINCOLN LOUNGE
EVENT VENUE

A newly renovated masculine space that provides a high class lounge experience. The lounge space  provides a warm relaxing environment full of historic character. A space you will never want to leave!

THE HEADQUARTERS
MUSEUM &
LEARNING CENTER
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With so much history in the District, it only make sense to honor and pay tribute to those who started it all back in 1871 until the final days of the NP Railroad Shops. Exhibits that will tell the stories and give us the knowledge of a railroad yard that shaped our community.

THE DISTRICT BUSINESSES
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COMING SOON

STEAKHOUSE

Top of the line steaks and family style sides

BOUTIQUE HOTEL

A flagship brand that will include a pool and dining area

MEET OUR TEAM

Derek Owen

Public Relations/Sales

Derek is here to assist and accommodate with all aspects of the Northern Pacific Center. He specializes in events and conventions at the Brainerd Exchange and loves the culture being created at the district.

derek.npc1871@gmail.com

218-330-4574

Sharon Higgins

Hostess

Sharon has a passion for the property and loves to show off it's historic beauty any chance she can. She prides herself in creating a welcoming district for guests to enjoy and to continue to visit year after year.

sharon.npc1871@gmail.com

989-203-9616

Grace Eberhardt

Venue Specialist/Sales

Grace has been with the Northern Pacific Center for over three years. She specializes in wedding events and is here to ensure that you have the best experience with our wedding venues.

   Phone: 218-270-8113
    Email: info.npc1871@gmail.com
Address: 1511 Northern Pacific Road
                 Brainerd, MN 56401