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See women’s professional basketball with the Minnesota Lynx at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Twins outdoor ballpark has fans cheering. Target Field has 40,000 open-air seats, a natural grass playing field and Minneapolis skyline views. Take me out to the ballgame!
The Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead brings Scandinavian heritage to life with its Viking ship, stave church, special exhibits and large seasonal festivals.
The Paul Bunyan State Trail clocks in at 115 miles, making it the longest continuously paved trail in the country.
Some of Minnesota's 400+ golf courses are grouped together along trails, making it easy to enjoy an extended golf getaway.
For paddlers looking for wilderness without rapids, the gentle Crow Wing River offers landscapes of forests, marshes, grasslands and bogs.
Avid mountain bikers are buzzing about the state-of-the-art network of mountain bike trails near Brainerd.
An oasis can be found near the heart of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Wood Lake Nature Center is a 150-acre preserve with diverse natural habitats including forest, restored prairie and a cattail marsh.
Leave your car behind and set out on the water to experience the forested lake country of Voyageurs National Park, situated on the Canadian border near International Falls.
From Mankato to Faribault, in southern Minnesota, this 39-mile paved bike trail leads through small towns and along farmland, woods, wetlands, and a dozen lakes including Sakatah (Dakota for "singing hills") Lake near Waterville.
Explore Minnesota's woods from the back of a horse, under the guidance of a wrangler who can offer basic tips to riding newbies.
At the southwestern tip of Lake Superior sits Duluth. Motor north along the North Shore Scenic Drive toward Lutsen, Grand Marais and Grand Portage. Grand Marais offers arts and cuisine and also serves as the gateway to the Gunflint Trail and Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
From the headwater's discovery by early explorers with Indian guides, to its background as a transportation route, this history is as varied as the scenery it touches. There are stunning views any time of year, but this is an especially beautiful route in the autumn.
Spirit Mountain's Timber Twister keeps the alpine fun alive over summer at this Duluth skiing and snowboarding destination.
Minnesota may not have an endless summer, but it offers year-round surfing and kiting sports.
Visitors can secure one of the many campsites at Lake Bronson State Park, in the northwest corner of the state, and have fun exploring a variety of natural and historic resources.
Minnesota's recorded history begins at Jeffers, where American Indians for thousands of years have traced life stories in rock carvings.
Buffalo's antique shops and monthly occasional sales offer unique finds for day trippers.
Eager to climb back on your sled and cruise over a deep blanket of gleaming snow?
Bald eagles can be spotted all winter along parts of the Mississippi River in southeast Minnesota, especially along a five-mile stretch between Wabasha and the tiny village of Reads Landing.
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