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Your True North isn't on a map.

There's no simple way to find it, no compass to lead the way. Because your True North isn't a place, it's a feeling. A state of mind filled with adventure, culture and curiosity.

Minnesota invites you to discover something new in the world and in yourself. Somewhere that still feels wild and pure, where your story can flow like the Mississippi River and shine like the northern lights. No matter which route you take, they can all lead to your True North. And it's only in Minnesota.

Fun Adventures for Every Season

From exhilarating winter sports to enthralling live theater, there's plenty to warm up to in Minnesota. Gear up for snow-filled thrills such as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and winter biking. Or head to cozy restaurants and food halls, renowned museums, intimate live music venues, enticing shopping areas and more to get a taste of the state's vibrant cities and towns.

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A couple outside the Norshor Theater in Duluth

The NorShor Theater brings world-class live performances to the heart of downtown Duluth / Paul Vincent

Family at Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America

Ride roller coasters indoors at Nickelodeon Universe / Mall of America

Snowmobiling on trails in Voyageurs National Park

Snowmobiling in Voyageurs National Park / Abdiel Nieves

Minnesota by Season

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The Minneapolis skyline over the Mississippi River

Minneapolis skyline over the Mississippi River / Riddhish Chakraborty

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5 REGIONS

Tour Each Region

From prairies, lakes and forests to charming river towns and bustling cities

Ice skaters in front of the St. Paul Landmark Center

A friendly game of hockey at WinterSkate in St. Paul / Teresa Boardman

Twin Cities

Minneapolis-St. Paul

This incredibly diverse metro area is known for theater, arts and culture, shopping and events. Foodies and outdoor enthusiasts will also find plenty to love here.

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Winter Walk candlelight shopping in Northfield

Go shopping by candlelight at Northfield's annual Winter Walk event

Charming by nature

Southern Minnesota

Filled with quiet streams and quaint towns, this part of the state also offers some big attractions: lakes, rivers, caves, nature centers, historic sites, art museums and more.

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Ice fishing houses on Lake Mille Lacs

Ice fishing houses on Lake Mille Lacs

The heart of it

Central Minnesota

Fishing, boating and waterskiing are the quintessential draws. Plus, there are more than 70 scenic golf courses, miles of mountain biking trails and charming main streets to explore.

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Winter fishing Lake Superior Two Harbors Lighthouse

Winter fishing Lake Superior, Two Harbors / Kunal Garde

Rugged & Cultured

Northeast Minnesota

Wild forests, majestic lakes and tumbling waterfalls make a beautiful backdrop for outdoor adventures, while the seaport city of Duluth is the region’s cultural anchor.

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Snowmobiler in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Snowmobiling near Detroit Lakes / Paul Vincent

Great Wide North

Northwest Minnesota

Wilderness areas are the big lure here. Find some of the state’s largest lakes, most dramatic wildlife and the headwaters of the Mississippi River, but don't leave without uncovering the many cultural gems, too.

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