The Land between the Lakes
In 1855, a small settlement sprang up along the northwest edge of a lake that Joseph Nicollet had named for Lieutenant Albert Lea. By 1856, the prosperous little village of Albert Lea was well on its way towards fulfilling a great future!
Today, the city of Albert Lea is located at the crossroads of Interstates 90 and 35, about 90 miles south of Minneapolis. Albert Lea is the county seat for Freeborn County, and its location at the crossroads of two interstates easily links it to most major Midwest markets while it serves as the proud home of notable industrial, retail, agricultural, and medical enterprises.
Downtown Albert Lea has the largest intact Commercial Historic District in the state of Minnesota and offers unique shopping and business opportunities in a scenic lakeside setting of lovely neighborhoods and parks. Albert Lea’s burgeoning cultural life includes annual festivals and events that draw visitors from a wide area. Visit Albert Lea for a nighttime and you just might want to stay for a lifetime!