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Home to some of Minnesota’s biggest lakes, world-class golf courses and fun activities for the whole family, the Brainerd Lakes and Mille Lacs areas in central Minnesota make ideal summer getaways.
Tortas, tamales, tarts and Thai food are among the eclectic array of foods offered at this south Minneapolis indoor market.
With a little preparation and know-how, mountain biking and trail riding can be year-round pursuits in Minnesota.
There's always something new to see and do at Mall of America in Bloomington.
Discover the beauty of Minnesota winter in a new way: from the back of a dogsled, on skis or snowshoes, or in the comfort of an ice fishing house.
In Minnesota, a spa retreat is never far away, whether it’s tucked into a lakeside resort or in a posh downtown hotel.
Old traditions hold true in New Ulm, but there are plenty of new things to see and do in this German-influenced town.
Opportunities for educational travel abound in Minnesota, with museums of all types, historic sites and monuments among the many options.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is considered among the best in the country. Get there early or spend some time after you land to discover these 10 highlights.
Take a tour of Minnesota eateries that have been featured on the Travel Channel, Food Network and Bravo.
More than two dozen wineries are part of the new Passport to Minnesota Wine program.
In its fourth year, the Caravan du Nord concert series celebrates independent, Minnesota-based musicians.
Pizza joints, wine bars and breakfast spots have Minneapolis foodies asking for seconds.
Larger-than-life, one-of-a-kind and just plain bizarre roadside attractions make driving through Minnesota even more fun.
From zoos to aquariums to the great outdoors, wildlife can be found virtually everywhere in Minnesota. Native species including loons, bald eagles, moose and bears are prevalent in the state's parks, forests, and designated wildlife management areas and refuges. For more exotic species, zoos and aquariums throughout Minnesota are home to everything from lions to monkeys to sharks.
Discover why Livability.com named it one of America’s “Top 10 Best Small Towns.”
The Pine to Prairie Birding Trail stretches more than 200 miles between Fergus Falls in the south to Warroad in the north, with 45 viewing sites along the way.
Each fall, apples and pumpkins are ripe for the picking, and corn mazes are carved out of the fields, offering adults and kids alike the opportunity to experience Minnesota’s bounty at harvest time.
A handful of Minnesota farms host “pizza nights,” when piping hot pies with freshly picked toppings have visitors flocking from miles around.
With more than 500 courses scattered throughout the state, Minnesota offers golfers no shortage of options. Roughly halfway between the golf heavyweights of Brainerd and Biwabik, the Grand Rapids area boasts a trio of scenic and affordable championship courses.