Kids playing in the snow in Mankato
Duluth's Lift Bridge during the winter
Snowboarding on Mount Kato
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Kvidt Creative, courtesy of Visit Mankato

Winter is Coming

And Minnesotans are here for it, whether they're skiing, fishing, shoppingdogsledding, or dining out. Let it snow indeed....

A man throws boiling water into the air during winter, creating a wave of ice crystals

When the temperature drops low enough, boiling water will freeze in mid-air and turn into a wave of ice crystals / Jordan Olson

10 Things to Do This Winter

Seize the season with these unique #OnlyinMN activities. 

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Crowd outside Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Gather around the CP Holiday Train at one of its many stops in Minnesota / Canadian Pacific

All Hail the Holiday Train

One of winter's most popular events is back to mark its 25th anniversary in 20 Minnesota towns. 

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Downhill skiing on Lutsen Mountains

Downhill skiing on Lutsen Mountains  / Ryan Taylor

All the Winter Sports

Remember — there's no such thing as bad weather. Just bad clothing. 

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Downtown Stillwater holiday shopping

Downtown Stillwater during the holidays  / Parker Photographics

Grab the Perfect Gift

Hallmark's got nothing on Minnesota's historic downtowns.

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