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Igloos at Grand View Lodge, Nisswa / Ryan Taylor
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Dog sledding on Poplar Lake / Ryan Taylor
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Snowboarding Lutsen Mountains / Ryan Taylor
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Igloos at Grand View Lodge, Nisswa / Ryan Taylor

Have 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.

Make Tracks in Fresh Snow and Warm Up By the Fire

Put whatever you want on your feet — skis, snowshoes or snowmobile boots — and make tracks to see frozen waterfalls, wildlife and other winter wonders. Try something new, like dogsledding or fat biking or rent an ice house with a buddy and see what’s biting. 

Seize the Season
A woman snowshoeing in winter
Snowmobiling in Detroit Lakes

Snowmobiling in Detroit Lakes / Paul Vincent

Skijoring in Cannon Falls

History and Folklore Meet Modern Art

Experience a red-hot theater scene in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and enjoy the performing arts statewide at more than 400 theaters. Explore global perspectives in museums that capture masterful contemporary art, Minnesota's diverse history and beyond. Plus, learn about the legend and lore of America's favorite lumberjack, Paul Bunyan.

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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

The Guthrie Theater in the snow

The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis / Bonnie Fechter

Marine Art Museum photography exhibit

Photography exhibit at the Marine Art Museum, Winona

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