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Nisswa, Minnesota: Original Home of the Turtle Races

Reportedly between 400-600 competitive people with racing turtles show up in Nisswa every summer Wednesday.

Main St., Nisswa, MN
13 miles north of Brainerd on Hwy 371.
Summer W 2 pm - 3 pm. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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"Original" Home of the Turtle Races

While other towns may lay claim to being the "Capital" of turtle races, we in Nisswa, Minnesota beg to differ. We have documented proof that the year 2003 will be our 39th year of turtle races in our town. When we asked the other towns for documentation of origin, we did not receive a response. Therefore, we rest our case that Nisswa is the original home and capitol of turtle races in Minnesota. With between 400-600 weekly racers on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm who can argue?

[K. N., 01/12/2003]

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