The spirit and traditions of the Dakota Indians and early pioneers are recalled at numerous historic sites. Southern Minnesota communities are known for their antique shops, historic architecture and ethnic festivals. Trout streams, fishing lakes, rivers and bike trails provide outdoor fun, and there are even caves for underground exploring. Among the top attractions are the National Eagle Center, Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Commonweal Theatre.
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