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The landscape and life in southwestern Minnesota have long inspired artists, including Jim Brandenburg, Frederick Manfred and Robert Bly.
When autumn illuminates the hillsides and harvest season beckons with crunchy apples and crisp wine, take your taste buds for a trek along the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway.
The Minnesota Grown Directory is an easy way to find farmers' markets, produce stands, apple orchards, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, wineries and more.
If you're always busy playing outdoors on your summer and fall trips, maybe you've missed seeing some of Minnesota's interesting indoor spots.
State parks in Minnesota are full of beauty and fun activities. Handy guides show you what's happening.
Every winter, the Mississippi River valley in southeast Minnesota offers unparalleled opportunities for eagle watching, close up and in their natural habitat.
Ice fishing has been a favorite Minnesota pastime for many generations of anglers. This low tech, no fuss, boat-free, casual type of fishing has a special appeal all its own.
In 1819, soldiers arrived at the junction of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers to build the northwest link in the U.S. chain of forts and agencies.
The Oliver Kelley Farm, now a state historic site, is a monument to its namesake, who staked his claim here in 1850 and then taught himself the latest farming techniques.
No matter your adventure threshold, there's a wilderness experience waiting for you along the Gunflint Trail National Scenic Byway.
With bluffs to climb and the chance to ride a merry-go-round dragon or a real train, the southern stretch of Minnesota's Great River Road makes for a great family getaway.
There's something about fall in Minnesota that makes it feel as though you're really missing out if you don't hit the road together.
Antiques and the Mississippi River Valley go together like daffodils and a long-awaited Midwestern spring.
In many towns across Minnesota, when folks plan a special meal out, they head to the local golf course.
This 55-mile urban loop showcases lakes, the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Creek, neighborhoods and downtown Minneapolis. The byway has great scenery, history, art, outdoor recreation, shopping and dining.
Golf in the Wild North is, well, wild. The farther north you go, the wilder it gets.
For a great escape, set a course for central Minnesota’s Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway. The byway is packed with attractions including lakes, resorts, parks, historic sites, shops, wineries and restaurants.
Explore history along the Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway.
Are you and your favorite group of ladies looking to make a great escape? Disappear together along Minnesota’s Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway.
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