Little Slice of America.

Bena is rich in history and lore. From the romance of our name – the Ojibwe word for grouse, as it appears in the love poem “The Song of Hiawatha” – to the story of the enterprising young man who single-handedly built the town, Bena is a little town that packs in a lot of American history. Also, located on the southern shore of Lake Winnibigoshish, and only a few miles from Leech Lake, Bena has some of the best fishing in the entire state. Learn more at