Minnesota is a state at the very north of the United States, like Alaska or North Dakota. It’s not a surprise to hear that the state motto is “L’Étoile du Nord” (the star of the North). It has around 12,000 lakes, more than any other state. This is how it got it’s other nickname, “the land of 10,000 lakes.”
The Northern part, which winds its way through the Lake of the Woods all the way to Manitoba, is the northernmost point of 48 contiguous U.S. states. Northwest Minnesota has the Red Lake whereas Northeast Minnesota shares its border with Lake Superior.
Things to do in Minnesota
Below the northeast is the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and Saint Paul) region. The Mississippi River flow near Rochester, in the southeast region of the state. South Dakota lies to the southwest of the state. Some of the important cities to visit are Bloomington, Mankato, Rochester, St. Paul, Duluth, Minneapolis, Pipestone, St. Cloud and Northfield. From canoeing in Boundary Waters to shopping in Bloomington, there is a host of different things that you can do in Minnesota.
In Duluth, you can have a look at the aquatic life in Great Lake Aquarium or sightsee at the Glensheen Mansion, which is rumored to be haunted. Outstate has incredible opportunities for water sports. Canoe your way through the Superior National Forests, or go rafting in the Mississippi River. The Twin Cities abound in parks, museums, and galleries to entertain people of all ages. Kids can visit the Minnesota Museum. Adults can watch a show at the Guthrie theater.
If you are on a luxurious vacation, Canterbury Park can take you on a glamorous ride. Bet on any horse you want; you will have fun at the race track & club casino. Families can spend their time at Valley Falls, the theme park.
Minneapolis celebrates many occasions. If you are planning your trip here, do it during any festival. That way you will discover the true culture of the state. Svenskarnas Dag is a traditional festival, during which a Midsummer Queen is crowned. Join the jovial atmosphere by exchanging gifts. In Winter, attend the St. Paul Winter Carnival. The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is a tribute to the bygone age.
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