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Dogsledding on Poplar Lake
A crowd gathers at the Luminary Loppet in Minneapolis
The winter patio outside Waldmann Brewery in Saint Paul
Glow Tubing on Mount Kato
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Dogsledding on Poplar Lake  / Ryan Taylor

Winter Your Way

Find frosty fun at popular winter festivals and marvel at exquisite snow and ice sculptures. Follow trails lit with candles on a winter evening, skate the world’s longest ice path or hit the ski slopes. You can enjoy a postcard view from the window of a cozy lodge on a romantic getaway, take the kids to an indoor water park or meet friends for dinner at a restaurant with a fireplace after taking in a hockey game or one of the many plays, musicals or other performances scheduled this winter.

Skier jumps off Bobcat Cliff at Lutsen Mountains

Lutsen is the Midwest's biggest and most varied mountain slope / Lutsen Mountains

Outdoor Adventure

With more than 10,000 lakes, immense forests and rugged bluffs, Minnesota is a world renowned outpost for outdoor lovers of all kinds.

Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul

Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul  / Paul Vincent

Arts & Culture

With an abundance of outstanding theaters, music venues, museums, galleries and festivals, Minnesota is home to one of the most vibrant arts scenes in the country.

Three clear geodesic domes with wooden doors surrounded by snow

Grand View Lodge in Nisswa 

Food and Drink

Igloo dining — it's a thing. Especially here in Minnesota, where we don't let winter get in the way of having a good time.

Winter Walk candlelight shopping in Northfield

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


From snow-dusted main streets to the many levels within Mall of America, there's no shortage of shopping here. 

A family roasts marshmallows at the Luminary Loppet in Minneapolis

A family gathers around a fire at Minneapolis' Luminary Loppet / Paul Vincent

Family Fun

Wonders await kids of all ages (and their parents!) in Minnesota.

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