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Discover historic sites and attractions in northeast Minnesota, ranging from lofty lighthouses to underground mines.
Festival season never ends in Minnesota. Bundle up and celebrate this special time of year at a winter festival.
Even if you don’t ice fish, you can still celebrate this Minnesota tradition at one of many festivals around the state.
“Retro” is the most popular vintage style today, and shops with a mid-century focus have sprung up in the Twin Cities.
With dozens of wineries scattered throughout the state, there's no need to fly to California to taste award-winning wines.
The 2019 Minnesota State Fair will feature old favorites like the CHS Miracle of Birth Center, plus new exhibits, entertaining concerts and delicious treats.
The Moose Lake area thrives with charming towns, interesting history and challenging golf courses—and is a great gateway to northeast Minnesota.
Minnesota boasts more than 90 county fairs, each with their own distinct flavor and personality.
Guided Segway tours offer the fun of learning to ride these stand-up, two-wheel scooters while exploring scenic areas and learning about their history.
Superior, the greatest of the Great Lakes, is best explored on the water itself.
The North Country National Scenic Trail traverses seven states, from New York to North Dakota.
After a great day on the lake, do you ever think: “I don’t want to get off the water!” When you vacation aboard a houseboat, you don’t have to.
Perhaps it’s time to cross driving a tank off of your bucket list? Yes, drive a tank! Or operate a bulldozer in an adult-sized sandbox.
Avid mountain bikers are buzzing about the state-of-the-art network of mountain bike trails at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area at Crosby, in the Brainerd Lakes area.
Trout anglers can try their skill at nine designated fishing spots along the Root River at Preston, in the scenic bluff country of southeast Minnesota.
The lovely town of Little Falls sits at a scenic spot along the Mississippi River, and carries rich chapters of Minnesota’s history.
In this charming college town along the Cannon River, the vibe along Main Street (named Division Street, actually) is both historic and hip.
With its bounty of fishing lakes, scenic north woods, and dozens of lakeside resorts and campgrounds, the Park Rapids area has long been a popular vacation destination.
The Twin Cities culinary scene has been drawing national praise, and the latest spotlight is on the many Minnesotans among the 2016 semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards.
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