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Things To Do

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Shake out your lake legs on Gull Lake / Paul Vincent

Fun for All Four Seasons

Minnesota offers an endless array of things to do on vacation. Outdoor pursuits include fishing and boating, great golf, and some of the country’s best bike trails. There are excellent museums of all types, and options for live theater abound. Numerous wineries, breweries and distilleries are open for tours and tastings. And shopping is always nearby, including Mall of America, the state’s most-visited attraction.

Adventures by Day, Wonders by Night

Watch breathtaking northern lights displays on the shore of Lake Superior. Catch your dinner in the walleye capital of the world. Hike trails dotted with glistening lakes and lush forests, or cross the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi. In Minnesota, many paths lead to wonder-filled days and nights.

Explore the Great Outdoors
A couple watches the northern lights at Gooseberry Falls State Park

A couple watches the northern lights at Gooseberry Falls State Park / Travis Novitsky

A family snowshoeing in the woods near Boyd Lodge

Snowshoeing at Boyd Lodge / Buffalo Media Group

Snowmobiling in Detroit Lakes

Snowmobiling in Detroit Lakes / Paul Vincent

History and Folklore Meet Modern Art

Experience a red-hot theater scene in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and enjoy the performing arts statewide at more than 400 theaters. Explore global perspectives in museums that capture masterful contemporary art, Minnesota's diverse history and beyond. Plus, learn about the legend and lore of America's favorite lumberjack, Paul Bunyan.

Explore Arts & Culture
Children's Theatre Company actors perform in Cinderella

Cinderella delights all ages at Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis / Dan Norman

Paul Bunyan and Babe in snow

Weston Holland Paul Bunyan and Babe in snow / Weston Holland

Girl in Mask Looking at Wooly Mammoth at the Bell Museum, Saint Paul

Girl in Mask Looking at Wooly Mammoth at the Bell Museum, Saint Paul

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