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  • Artsy

    • Fall Music Performances & Festivals
      Fall Music Performances & Festivals

      Fall offers a calendar full of concerts and music festivals, with more events listed as the season draws near.

      See a show
    • An Artful Autumn
      An Artful Autumn

      Indoors and out, this fall will be a stellar season for the arts in Minnesota.

      Explore the Fall Arts Scene
    • Art Studio Tours
      Art Studio Tours

      From painters to potters, from workers in stone, steel and colorful fabrics, many Minnesota artists open their studios to visitors in the fall.

      Search studio tours
    • Music Clubs
      Music Clubs

      Minnesota has a vibrant and diverse array of music venues, from quaint cafes and coffee shops to large, well-established clubs and halls.

      Find music clubs
  • Culinary

    • Get Your Fill of Fall Food Traditions
      Get Your Fill of Fall Food Traditions

      Frome wild rice to apples to craft beer, the flavors of fall are both nostalgic and new.

      Learn about Fall Food
    • 'Tis the Season for Autumn Brews
      'Tis the Season for Autumn Brews

      As the days grow shorter and the leaves start to change, another transition is taking place in Minnesota: the arrival of fall beer styles.

      Drink up
    • Andrew Zimmern's Apple Tarte Tartin
      Andrew Zimmern's Apple Tarte Tartin

      Learn how to make Andrew Zimmern's apple tarte tartin with freshly picked Minnesota apples.

      Get the recipe
    • Drink & Eat
      Drink & Eat

      The Explore Minnesota drinking and eating guide lists and links to more than 1,000 restaurants throughout the state, as well as breweries and wineries.

      Dine on
  • Family

    • Scenic Drives in Minnesota
      Scenic Drives in Minnesota

      Minnesota's scenic byways meander through a wide variety of landscapes: the lake-splashed north woods, tumbling waterfalls, grand bluffs towering above winding rivers, ribbons of prairie and city parks.

      Hit the road
    • Fall Festivals
      Fall Festivals

      Fall festivals offer great family fun.

      Search festivals
    • Corn Mazes Make Fall Fun
      Corn Mazes Make Fall Fun

      Each fall, intricate corn mazes crop up at Minnesota farms, wineries, apple orchards, and pumpkin patches, following the centuries-old European maze tradition.

      Get lost
    • #OnlyinMN Apple Orchards, Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
      #OnlyinMN Apple Orchards, Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
  • Outdoorsy

    • Geocaching

      The equivalent of a modern-day treasure hunt, geocaching takes people to places they otherwise may never have gone.

      Find the treasure
    • Lunker Season
      Lunker Season

      For those looking to catch some of the biggest fish Minnesota has to offer, fall fishing is second to none.

      Catch a big one
    • Parks & Forests
      Parks & Forests

      Minnesota has one of the nation's great, diverse state parks systems, more than 227,000 acres in 76 parks and recreation areas, with 1,030 miles of hiking trails.

      Find a park
    • Paddle Your Way through Autumn
      Paddle Your Way through Autumn

      Craving the perfect fall day? Grab a paddle and your watercraft of choice to soak up the last of the warm weather and admire autumn’s brilliant colors.

      Get on the water
  • Events

    • My North
      My North

      Join us as we gear up for Super Bowl 52 with 52 love letters to Minnesota from notable Minnesotans.

      Hear their stories
    • #OnlyinMN Monument
      #OnlyinMN Monument

      The #OnlyinMN Monument is a traveling, must-snap photo op. Find out where it is and where it's going next.

      Find the Monument
    • Halloween Fun
      Halloween Fun

      From kid-friendly to frightening, Halloween celebrations of all types can be found in Minnesota.

      Halloween Fun for All Ages
    • Ten Fun Fall Activities
      Ten Fun Fall Activities

      Apple picking, football and pumpkin-flavored everything can only mean one thing: Fall has arrived in Minnesota.

      Pick a Peck

More Reasons to

  • Big Fun Beyond the Big Game

    All eyes will be on Minnesota when the 2018 Super Bowl takes the field at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 4. But the game itself is only part of the fun.

    Explore the Bold North
  • Saint Paul Winter Carnival

    The Saint Paul Winter Carnival began in response to a few misguided East Coast reporters who called the state “another Siberia, unfit for human habitation.” 132 years later we’re still proving them wrong

    Prove them wrong
  • Holiday Lights Festivals

    Throughout most of December, dozens of Minnesota communities celebrate the holidays by decorating streets, shop windows and Christmas trees with colorful twinkling lights, along with the occasional parade.

    Get in the Spirit
  • Fun on the Ice

    Ice-themed festivals and activities abound from border to border, from ice fishing contests both serious and playful, ice bars, ice castles, ice skating, ice bowling, and polar plunges of crazy/brave swimmers jumping into holes in the ice.

    Make ice your friend
  • Ice Climbing in Minnesota

    As our writer learned from some of Minnesota's elite climbers, ice climbing is more chess than chest-bumps: a methodical, deliberate ascent in which each movement inches you closer to the summit.

    Climb the ice
  • Bentleyville Tour of Lights

    Each winter, the Bentleyville Tour of Lights transforms the Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth into an illuminated winter wonderland with colorful displays and holiday music.

    Walk through the Holidays
  • 15 Minnesota Sledding Hills

    While Minnesota’s landscape is different from north to south and east to west, opportunities to ride sleds and tubes down snowy hills can be found in all regions of the state.

    Head for the hills

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