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Are you ready for some football? Bring your horned headgear and purple passion and get in on some Minnesota Vikings action.
With so many outdoor music festivals—featuring jazz and blues, indie, reggae, country, and classical—it’s easy to get out and groove to the sounds you like best.
Plan a trip to enjoy local flavors and support environmentally friendly sites and businesses.
A Saints game outing means fun and great outdoor baseball at Midway Stadium.
The Northwoods League plays ball from June through August, with 16 teams comprised of the top North American college players. Seven of the teams are based in towns across Minnesota.
Men’s pro basketball with the Timberwolves draws a crowd to the Target Center in Minneapolis from October to April.
See women’s professional basketball with the Minnesota Lynx at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Twins outdoor ballpark has fans cheering. Target Field has 40,000 open-air seats, a natural grass playing field and Minneapolis skyline views. Take me out to the ballgame!
The artist Francis Lee Jaques (1887-1969), who as a youth lived in Aitkin, holds a unique place in art and museum history.
The Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead brings Scandinavian heritage to life with its Viking ship, stave church, special exhibits and large seasonal festivals.
The Paul Bunyan State Trail clocks in at 115 miles, making it the longest continuously paved trail in the country.
Some of Minnesota's 400+ golf courses are grouped together along trails, making it easy to enjoy an extended golf getaway.
For paddlers looking for wilderness without rapids, the gentle Crow Wing River offers landscapes of forests, marshes, grasslands and bogs.
Avid mountain bikers are buzzing about the state-of-the-art network of mountain bike trails near Brainerd.
An oasis can be found near the heart of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Wood Lake Nature Center is a 150-acre preserve with diverse natural habitats including forest, restored prairie and a cattail marsh.
Leave your car behind and set out on the water to experience the forested lake country of Voyageurs National Park, situated on the Canadian border near International Falls.
From Mankato to Faribault, in southern Minnesota, this 39-mile paved bike trail leads through small towns and along farmland, woods, wetlands, and a dozen lakes including Sakatah (Dakota for "singing hills") Lake near Waterville.
Explore Minnesota's woods from the back of a horse, under the guidance of a wrangler who can offer basic tips to riding newbies.
At the southwestern tip of Lake Superior sits Duluth. Motor north along the North Shore Scenic Drive toward Lutsen, Grand Marais and Grand Portage. Grand Marais offers arts and cuisine and also serves as the gateway to the Gunflint Trail and Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
From the headwater's discovery by early explorers with Indian guides, to its background as a transportation route, this history is as varied as the scenery it touches. There are stunning views any time of year, but this is an especially beautiful route in the autumn.