Plan your trip to Minnesota, North America
Regional Population: 5,141,953
Elevation: 367 meters
Time Zone: America/Menominee
With a nickname like “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” it’s no surprise that Minnesota is an outdoorsmen’s dream. The state has nearly 4 million acres of protected parks and forests for your exploring delight. Camp and canoe at Boundry Waters Canoe Area. See the source of the mighty Mississippi River at Itasca State Park. Or test your skills at water skiing on the largest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior. After all, the sport was invented in Minnesota. In the winter, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are some of the most popular ways to keep warm.
Although nature may be one of the biggest draws for tourists coming to Minnesota, urbanites will be able to more than enough to keep them busy. The Twin Cities make for a great launching point for any Minnesota vacation or could be their own getaways. St. Paul, the state’s capital, and Minneapolis, the state’s largest city, are filled with museums, art galleries and other hip urban amenities. Shop ‘til you drop at the Mall of America in Bloomington, located in the Twin Cities’ Greater Metropolitan area. With more than 500 stores and even an indoor amusement park, the Mall is sure to conquer even the most serious of shoppers.
Do more than shop on your Twin Cities vacation. Check out these other Minneapolis and St. Paul top attractions.