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Driving along the North Shore and Lake Superior
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Driving along the North Shore and Lake Superior / Paul Vincent

What Will Your Minnesota Story Be?

In Minnesota, the energy goes beyond the 10,000 lakes, pristine forests, lively cities and friendly towns. It rises above the cabin getaways, award-winning restaurants, and the streets that raised Bob Dylan and Prince. Here, you’ll find access to the best of life, and a unique perspective on how to live it. 

Explore Minnesota – the Star of the North.

A couple sits beside a campfire at North Shore Camping Co in Beaver Bay

North Shore Camping Co  / Paul Vincent


Ever fished for “Minnesota Gold” or tasted your way through our famed State Fair? We invited travelers from across the United States to make authentic Minnesota memories, from wandering the Hmongtown Marketplace to kayaking the turquoise waters of a former iron ore mine.

Want to follow in their steps? These video travel stories and matching, custom itineraries all start in Minneapolis and St. Paul and wind across our scenic state.  

"It felt like I was on a different planet"

Minneapolis-St. Paul to Lake of the Woods

Anglers Katie and Kendra devour a Hmong feast of whole grilled fish from Chef Yia Vang, then go catch some fish of their own (spoiler alert: they snag a walleye) in Lake of the Woods.

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"The food tells you the whole story of this place"

Minneapolis-St. Paul to the Iron Range

Best friends Ben and Claire, food professionals from New York City, snack their way across the state: dining at James Beard-award-winning Owamni, foraging their own mushrooms, and sampling everything they see at that great foodie get-together — the Minnesota State Fair.

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"There's art and beauty all around us"

Minneapolis-St. Paul to Lake Superior’s North Shore

Colorado Makers Rob and Chereen take in the Minneapolis arts scene, go glamping in the northern woods, and learn about boat building at Grand Marais’ famed North House Folk School.

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