Did you know that Minnesota is home to six parks, monuments and recreation areas that are proud members of the National Park Service? Minnesota’s diverse national park sites highlight some of the state’s most remarkable natural, historical and cultural resources. Each site offers incredible diversity in landscapes, and there are a variety of ways to explore them.
The lands within the park boundaries offer more than just a scenic view. Visitors will find unexpected backdrops such as cultural monuments (Grand Portage & Pipestone), scenic riverways (St. Croix), riverfront recreation areas in a bustling urban setting (Mississippi River & Recreation Area), segments of an expansive national scenic trail (North Country), and 500 islands dotted around 200,000-plus acres ripe for exploration (Voyageurs).
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Minnesota is home to one of the nation's largest and most diverse systems of picturesque state, regional, county and city parks.