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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?

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 watch their trips and experience them for yourself? The following travel stories and custom itineraries all start in Minneapolis-St. Paul and wind their way across several beautiful stretches of our state.

It's time to Explore Minnesota – the Star of the North.

Willie the Walleye in Baudette

Posing in front of Baudette's Willie the Walleye statue  / Paul Vincent

"It felt like I was on a different planet"

Katie and Kendra get a whirlwind tour of Minnesota on the way to the "Walleye Capital of the World"

Minnesota State Fair's Corn Roast stand

Minnesota State Fair's iconic Corn Roast stand  / Paul Vincent

"Wow, this looks delicious"

Best friends Ben and Claire snack their way across the state, from fine dining to foraged mushrooms 

Two people standing on the rocky shores of Lake Superior

"There's art and beauty all around us"

Colorado makers Rob and Chereen soak up Minneapolis' art scene and head straight for the North Shore

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