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When driving through Minnesota, don't be surprised if you come across something claiming to be the "world's largest" of its kind. From animals to mythological creatures to the infamous ball of twine, roadside attractions are almost as common as the state bird. Seek out these one-of-a-kind sights on your next road trip.
Visitors are embraced with old-fashioned hospitality along this route. Scenery includes rolling farmland, small towns, and historic sites, many of which highlight Dakota Indian heritage and the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War.
Follow the Mississippi through southeast Minnesota's charming, historic towns and partake of local theater, art, wine, and other attractions along the way.
Follow the trail that leads from Robert Zimmerman to Bob Dylan, from the singer’s birthplace in Duluth to his childhood home in Hibbing, and to hangouts near the University of Minnesota campus where the folksinger crafted his signature sound.
Get ready to shop ‘til you drop! The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is home to the country’s most famous mall, several outlet malls, posh shopping centers and unique boutiques.
Explore central Minnesota's country roads, parks, lakes, and main streets between Alexandria and Fergus Falls.
Encounter animals and habitats from around the globe in exciting exhibits of over 500 species and more than 5,000 animals.
Poison dart frogs, boa constrictors, crocodiles, and other fascinating creatures are at the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo (or RAD Zoo) in Owatonna.
With 75 state parks and recreation areas and more than 1,000 miles of park trails, winter scenery and activities like skiing, snowmobiling, sledding and snowshoeing are always within reach.
Beneath the surface of Minnesota aquariums is a breathtaking array of life-forms from around the world.
The 47-mile National Scenic Byway heading north from Grand Rapids lives up to its name, winding through a wilderness of rolling hills, lakes and the dense woods of Chippewa National Forest.
Each fall, intricate corn mazes crop up at Minnesota farms, wineries, apple orchards and pumpkin patches, following the centuries-old European maze tradition.
The Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center in St. Cloud is one of central Minnesota’s premier arts destinations, offering theater, exhibits, and classes in a historic downtown landmark.
The Fort Ridgely historic site, south of Fairfax, features a museum and preserved building foundations that tell the history of 19th-century relations between the U.S. government, the Dakota Sioux and new settlers to Minnesota.
Are you ready for some football? Bring your horned headgear and purple passion and get in on some Minnesota Vikings action at the new U.S. Bank Stadium.
With so many outdoor music festivals—featuring jazz and blues, indie, reggae, country, and classical—it’s easy to get out and groove to the sounds you like best.
Plan a trip to enjoy local flavors and support environmentally friendly sites and businesses.
The Northwoods League plays ball from June through August, with 16 teams comprised of the top North American college players. Seven of the teams are based in towns across Minnesota.
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