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There's more to this state than its state parks and beautiful
If you want to escape to a state known for its natural beauty, Minnesota may be the perfect destination for you.
With a wide array of rural and urban landscapes dotted throughout the state, you’re never too far from an area full
of peace and tranquility. Here are five reasons why Minnesota should be number one on your destinations list.
|One of the five reasons to visit Minnesota are its State Parks and lakes, where you
camping, fishing on its lakes and streams, sightseeing and enjoying the nature and
The Arts Scene
If Minneapolis is on your travel list, you can expect to find a thriving arts scene thanks to the $500 million
being invested in the city from foundations and private donors. Regarded as the best art district in the country by
USA Today and several other publications, there is something for everyone to see and enjoy in Minneapolis. Make
sure to head north-east of the city to check out some of the best performance spaces, galleries, and studios
around. There are plenty of free amenities to explore too, such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
State Parks and Camping
With 62 state forest campgrounds and 67 skate parks to see and enjoy, you can leave your busy life behind and
surround yourself with the streams, lakes, and wildlife of Minnesota. There are plenty of spots where you can set
up camp and go fishing, but always make sure to respect the wildlife and nature around you. If camping isn’t your
thing, you may be interested in Minnesota cabin rentals. With plenty of accommodation options to pick from, you are sure to
find one that suits you down to the ground.
If a spot of retail therapy is what you’re after, you are sure to find it at the Mall of America. Known as the
largest shopping mall in the US, you should set aside a whole day to enjoy the endless stream of shops and luxuries
that the mall has available. With four levels of boutiques and shops to explore, not to forget the largest indoor
theme park, you are sure to find something suitable for you.
|Minneapolis city offers you a variety of things to explore on your visit to
including its thriving art scene, such as contemporary Walker Art Center in the Lowry Hill.
Minnesota State Fair
Being named ‘best State Fair’ in 2015 by USA Today, it’s no surprise why thousands of tourists flock to the
state each year. As the second biggest State Fair in the US (only being dethroned by the State Fair of Texas), the
Minnesota State Fair runs for 12 consecutive days (beginning in Late August and ending on
Labor Day). There are plenty of fantastic exhibitions to watch such as the lumberjack competition. There are
also lots of eateries to try out, giving you a real taste for what the state has to offer.
Regardless of whether you’re a baseball fan or not, a trip to Target Field is one you’ll enjoy and never forget. Situated in Minneapolis, the stadium
provides fabulous views and fantastic food around each corner. With ticket prices being as low as $14, there are
no excuses when it comes to spending a day outdoors and sampling America’s favorite game. Before you visit, make
sure you check when games are on to avoid disappointment.
Whether you’re planning to visit for a retail extravaganza, thanks to the Mall of America or you want to
surround yourself with the stunning natural beauty of Lake Superior, the state of Minnesota is one that you should
put on your ‘go to’ list.