Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 lakes, with activities and adventures of every kind, both in and out of the water. From bustling downtowns to untouched wilderness, pine forests to bluff country and historic landmarks to modern-day attractions. Minnesota is an incredibly diverse Great Lakes state. Unique and authentic experiences await, from the north woods to the shores of Lake Superior and all along the Mississippi River.
On the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior, experience Duluth, a city full of natural beauty, from the rocky shores to the wooded trails. But beauty can also be found among the city streets and buildings where artisans are hard at work. Venture further up the shore line and discover the charming towns of Lutsen, Grand Marais and others that offer amazing outdoor activities and resorts for any season.
Outdoor recreational opportunities abound with Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, located in northern Minnesota. Minnesota is also home to 76 state parks and recreation areas, 62 state forests and two national forests. Minnesota boasts three of the world’s premier wildlife centers; The International Wolf Center, The North American Bear Center and The National Eagle Center, each designed as research centers, animal observation and exhibit facilities, and participatory nature experiences.
The cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are the international gateway to this paradise. Theaters, like The Historic State and Orpheum Theatres in Minneapolis and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul host Broadway and award-winning local productions. Galleries and museums, two professional orchestras and a vibrant pop/rock music scene, make this area a well-rounded, notable arts haven whose influence extends throughout the United States and the world. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Bob Dylan and Prince both hail from Minnesota, and guests now have the opportunity to tour Prince’s home and studio, Paisley Park in Chanhassen. Minnesota is also a sports fan’s paradise as the state has all 5 major league sports teams and draw millions of fans and casual spectators during every season.
Minnesota invented shopping as it is today with Southdale Center, the country’s first enclosed mall and Mall of America, the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the country. Mall of America, Located in Bloomington, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Saint Paul and the MSP International Airport, is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the United States. There’s an indoor theme park, hundreds of stores, multiple food options, an aquarium, over 520 stores and so much more! When you have completed an exciting day at Mall of America, you can rest more than comfortably at Radisson Blu or JW Marriott—both conveniently attached to the Mall itself. Shop anywhere in Minnesota for clothing and shoes and do so tax free!
Your adventure awaits, only in Minnesota.