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Minnesota regions map Central Minnesota Minneapolis - St. Paul Northeast Minnesota Northwest Minnesota Southern Minnesota

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Itasca State Park Stones

Each region of Minnesota offers adventure, culture and curiosity. City lovers will find daily events and world-class museums in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area; nature buffs will want to explore the North Shore, northwest and central lakes regions; and small-town charm is the hallmark of southern Minnesota.

Central Gull Lake

In the heart of central Minnesota, you will find a scene of crystal lakes and wooded hills. Fishing, boating and waterskiing are all big here. The area is also known as a golf destination, with more than 70 scenic courses, many crafted by top designers.

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Biking on Stone Arch Bridge

The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is cosmopolitan at its heart and small town along its perimeter. Throughout the region, you’ll find an exciting arts and music scene, exceptional shopping, award-winning restaurants, wineries and craft breweries, and distinctive accommodations.

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Jay Cooke State Park Where to Go

Northeast Minnesota is a land of special places, from rugged trails through hardwood forests of Jay Cooke State Park to the magnificent Lake Superior. Duluth offers big city fun with a seaport flavor, while smaller towns here have some interesting finds.

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Big Bog State Park

Minnesota’s great northwest, where the prairie meets the north woods, naturally offers plenty to explore. This land is home to Minnesota’s largest lakes and the headwaters of the great Mississippi River. Attractive towns offer specialty shops, art galleries and dining of all kinds.

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding on Lake Winona

Across the southern region of Minnesota you will find a variety of activities and landscapes. Among the top attractions are the National Eagle Center, Pipestone National Monument, SPAM Museum, Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Commonweal Theatre.

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