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Things To Do

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Ryan Taylor

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 family crossing a log bridge in Itasca State Park, Headwaters of the Mississippi River

Itasca State Park, Headwaters of the Mississippi River / Kvidt Creative

A pair of bikers on Root River bike trail, Lanesboro

Root River bike trail, Lanesboro / Ryan Taylor

A girl catching fireflies in front of North Shore cabins off Lake Superior

North Shore cabins off Lake Superior / Ryan Taylor

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
Thursdays on First Festival downtown Rochester

Thursdays Downtown transforms downtown Rochester into an all-day block party / AB Photography.us

5 friends outside the Saint Paul Palace Theatre 

Saint Paul Palace Theatre  / Paul Vincent

Marine Art Museum photography exhibit

Photography exhibit at the Marine Art Museum, Winona

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