Minnesota Vacations & Travel Guide: Explore Minnesota
Your complete inspiration and travel planning guide to the state of Minnesota, with trip ideas, lodging, attractions, events, free brochures and more. Find Minnesota resorts, campgrounds, and events, plus Minnesota activities like hiking, biking, shopping, theater, and arts on ExploreMinnesota.com
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Get Your Free Minnesota Travel Guides Explore Minnesota
(2 days ago) Order a free Travel Planning Kit and get ready for the ultimate Minnesota adventure. Whether you're chasing waterfalls on the North Shore of Lake Superior, hiking the vast tallgrass prairie in southwest Minnesota, bike touring the Mississippi River or taking a restaurant tour of the Twin Cities, order your free travel planning kit and take a Minnesota trip to remember.
Travel Guides Explore Minnesota
(2 days ago) Get free travel brochures to assist with your Minnesota travel planning and vacation choices. The Minnesota Explorer newspaper and the Minnesota road map are invaluable traveler tools. The Minnesota Travel Guide is particularly useful for non-Minnesota residents. For personalized assistance, you may contact our Travel Counselors at [email protected], or 1-888-VISITMN (1-888-847-4866).
Accessible Travel Explore Minnesota
(4 days ago) From wheelchair-accessible trails to sensory-friendly theatrical productions and ASL museum interpreters, Minnesota destinations embrace accessibility for all. Go fishing in one of our 10,000 lakes, explore the prairie at a state park or enjoy cosmopolitan culture and fun attractions in the Twin Cities—however you like to travel, you'll find an accessible way to do so in Minnesota.
LGBTQ+ Travel Explore Minnesota
(2 days ago) LGBTQ+ Travel. Image Caption. Pride flags on the Wabasha Street Bridge / Courtesy Visit Saint Paul Rainbow Pride No matter where you're from, who you love or which lake is your favorite, Minnesota welcomes you! Do a drag brunch, dine at renowned LGBTQ-owned restaurants or dance your way through the nation's third-largest free Pride Festival.
Pet-Friendly Travel Explore Minnesota
(2 days ago) When it comes to pleasing furry, four-legged travelers, Minnesota knows how to keep those tails wagging. Whether strolling the many trails and parks of the Twin Cities, dining on patios in Grand Marais, camping in the Boundary Waters or exploring vast networks of trails in Duluth and St. Paul, there’s plenty to keep you and your pup happily adventuring together through this pet-friendly state.
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(4 days ago) Thank you for visiting Mall of America and your interest in Minnesota travel information. Explore Minnesota is pleased to present a variety of travel information and planning tools to help you plan your perfect Minnesota vacation.
Explore Minnesota Kicks Off National Travel and Tourism
(4 days ago) Presented by the U.S. Travel Association, National Travel and Tourism Week in 2021 recognizes the #PowerofTravel and the industry’s role in state, local and national economies. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the travel and tourism industry was a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
Minnesota Travel and Tourism Landscape During the Pandemic
(8 days ago) ST. PAUL, Minn. (Sept. 2, 2020) –Winding down from the important summer travel season in Minnesota, it was a time unlike any other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season has delivered a mix of bright spots with a surprise surge in summer business for some and record low demand for others. According to Tourism Economics, the pandemic-related travel downturn has cost …
2021 Minnesota Fall Color Report and Travel Ideas
(3 days ago) As the state's tourism promotion office, Explore Minnesota works to inspire consumers and facilitate travel to and within Minnesota while pursuing an entrepreneurial approach and leveraging the state's tourism investment with increased involvement by the private sector. Tourism is a key sector of the state's economy, historically generating $1
Your Guide to Dog-Friendly Travel in Minnesota Explore
(4 days ago) Only travel with well-trained pets. If you have a dog that barks every time a door opens or a critter is spotted outside, a boarding facility or pet-sitter would be a better option. Take a folding kennel or traveling crate to keep your dog contained. Some property owners may allow a quiet and crated pet to be left in a unit unattended during
Family Fun Explore Minnesota
(7 days ago) Go sightseeing with the whole family at Canal Park in Duluth / Paul Vincent. Fun For All Ages. Minnesota is the perfect place to make memories with your family, whether your travel companions are 2 or 102. Those moments spent camping, biking, hiking, exploring and simply spending time together will be cherished for years to come.
Travel Guides Explore Minnesota
(4 days ago) Get free travel brochures to assist with your Minnesota travel planning and vacation choices. The Minnesota Explorer newspaper and the Minnesota road map are invaluable traveler tools. The Minnesota Travel Guide is particularly useful for non-Minnesota residents. For personalized assistance, you may contact our Travel Counselors at [email protected], or 1-888-VISITMN (1-888-847-4866).
Plan Your Trip Explore Minnesota
(7 days ago) Find Your Travel Style Use the previous and next buttons or the left and right arrow keys to navigate between slides. Go zip lining with the whole family at Kerfoot Canopy Tours / Jim Henderson Family Fun From indoor water parks to kid-friendly hikes, Minnesota is the perfect family destination. Discover the state's favorite family experiences
2020 Camp and Travel Expo Explore Minnesota
(5 days ago) You don't have to be a snowbird to enjoy the RV lifestyle in winter. The 2020 Camp and Travel Expo in St Cloud is guaranteed to provide everything you need to get excited about the spring camping season. This year's show is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever with more RVs for sale, more vendors and some of the best seminars and workshops in the industry - all available with free
Wheelchair-Accessible Travel in Minnesota is On a Roll
(7 days ago) Wheelchair-Accessible Travel in Minnesota is On a Roll. By Brian Fanelli See Places on a Map See Places on a Map. From state parks to sports stadiums, museums to malls, here are six destinations in Minnesota that lay out the red carpet of accessibility for visitors in wheelchairs.
Grand Marais Area Tourism Association Explore Minnesota
(4 days ago) Visitor Information Center provides travel, vacation, lodging, dining, activity and event information for Grand Marais, Minnesota, and the North Shore of Lake Superior. Travel 110 miles from Duluth on the North Shore Scenic Drive (Hwy. 61) and enjoy Minnesota’s favorite scenic byway. Splashing waves, the forested Sawtooth Mountains, waterfalls and rocky cliffs all along the way invite
Romance Explore Minnesota
(4 days ago) No matter the season, Minnesota is the perfect place to enjoy a cozy getaway with your favorite person. Whether you're sharing a decadent meal, listening to live music or relaxing with a massage or hot tub soak, you're sure to make many happy memories together.
6 Surprising Sites in Southwest Minnesota Explore Minnesota
(6 days ago) While much of Minnesota is characterized by woods and water, the southwest corner of the state has a special appeal of its own. Picturesque farmsteads, towering wind turbines and charming small towns give visitors a distinct vibe that can't be found anywhere else. First-time visitors may be surprised to discover all there is to see and do in this region.
Adventure in Comfort When You Explore Minnesota by Train
(1 days ago) Train travel, and particularly the Empire Builder, is about as comfortable as travel gets, with wide, reclining seats, plenty of legroom, freedom to walk the length of the train, and big windows for admiring the scenery. If you’re on the train during meal times, there are full-service meals in the dining car, or you can bring a picnic basket.
Outdoor Adventures Explore Minnesota
(4 days ago) Minnesota was made for outdoor adventures, and you can have yours fast or slow. With more than 10,000 lakes, immense forests and rugged bluffs, Minnesota is an exciting outpost for outdoor lovers of all kinds. Go sea kayaking on the largest of the Great Lakes, hike rugged trails to breathtaking overlooks, bike on scenic paved trails, climb a frozen waterfall or buzz over 900 miles of ATV trails.
10 Things to Do in Minnesota This Fall Explore Minnesota
(3 days ago) Minnesota's museums showcase world-class art, rare artifacts, local history and hands-on exhibits. This fall, plan a trip to the always fun Spam Museum in Austin, the Bell Museum in St. Paul or the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River. Take a Drive. Take a fall drive on the Scenic Byway in …
Tours & Excursions Explore Minnesota
(2 days ago) Whether it’s led by a local expert or self-guided, taking a tour is often the best way to get to know a place. Explore Minnesota on guided tours, boat cruises and themed excursions that will immerse you in Minnesota’s most intriguing destinations. These distinctive outings include train journeys from Duluth, narrated boat cruises on lakes and rivers throughout the state, cave tours in
Visit Greater St. Cloud Explore Minnesota
(8 days ago) St. Cloud and the Central Lakes is one of the fastest growing areas in Minnesota and you can't believe what we have in store for you! World-class gardens, the Mighty Mississippi, fabulous festivals, scenic lakes, and a booming economy--it just doesn't get much better than this! Our arts and entertainment are top-notch, our accommodations and places to eat are outstanding, and recreational
Why RV Camping is Perfect for Kids with Autism Explore
(8 days ago) A Minnesota mom and her family pivot from flying to RV travel after three of her kids were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I used to love flying. On any given weekend, I might pack my bags for a girls weekend in some faraway city I’d seen on television or read about in a travel magazine, or for a visit with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while.
Resorts Explore Minnesota
(5 days ago) Let the stresses of everyday life melt away as you relax at one of Minnesota's many resorts, where you can enjoy pristine lakes, championship golf courses, guided fishing excursions and more. Active days work up big appetites, so choose a resort with on-site dining, or bring (or catch!) your own and cook it up on your personal grill.
Northeast Minnesota Explore Minnesota
(2 days ago) Explore unspoiled back country, or “rough it” in comfort at a lakeside lodge. Experience the rich cultural tapestry of northeast Minnesota in Duluth, which brings big city fun with a seaport vibe. Smaller towns in the region are worthy of exploration, offering heritage museums, art …
Bluff Country Explore Minnesota
(6 days ago) Long ago, glacial meltwater carved the deep valleys and limestone bluffs of Bluff Country, leaving a beautiful place in Minnesota’s southeastern corner to experience gentle rivers and streams flowing between high wooded bluffs. From gentle canoeing and scenic bikes to popular hikes and historic sites, Bluff Country’s beauty is sure to leave you breathless.
Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center
(2 days ago) Nestled snugly into the Root River Valley of Southeastern Minnesota, Lanesboro has a way of drawing people in to it. Walk through its historic downtown, lined with original 19th-century brick buildings, and you’re tracing the footsteps of people who have explored and enjoyed this remarkable little village for more than 150 years.
Visit Cook County Explore Minnesota
(3 days ago) Visit Cook County represents the communities of Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, Grand Portage and the Gunflint Trail. Only in Cook County, MN can you enjoy Lake Superior – the world’s largest freshwater lake, visit Minnesota’s tallest mountain peaks and highest waterfall, ski the largest ski resort in the Midwest and enjoy its longest and most scenic biking trails.
Grand Portage Welcome Center Explore Minnesota
(4 days ago) The Grand Portage Welcome Center is open year round. Grand Portage Welcome Center is located on US Highway 61 in the Grand Portage State Park Visitors Center at the Canadian border. We offer free maps, brochures and other helpful Minnesota travel information services.
Minnesota Food on TV Explore Minnesota
(8 days ago) Minnesota—known for signature dishes like the “Juicy Lucy” and upping the ante with innovative food trucks and farm-to-table fare—is leaving its mark on the food world, and on food-centric TV shows. The Travel Channel, Food Network and others have filmed episodes at dozens of restaurants around the state, showing the world what dining here is all about.
Top Things to Do in Rochester Explore Minnesota
(7 days ago) The Zumbro River outside the Rochester Art Center / "Rochester Art Center" by Jpellgen, shared under CC BY-NC-ND-2.0Explore the Art Scene. Start with the Rochester Art Center overlooking the Zumbro River, where the contemporary art scene comes alive through world-class exhibits and programs. Inside the building’s soaring, copper and zinc-plated walls, you’ll find a diverse collection of
The Prettiest Places to Hike in Minnesota in Fall
(Just Now) There's not much room for debate: Fall hiking is simply the best. Moderate temperatures, infrequent rain, no mosquitoes and lighter crowds are added bonuses to the breathtaking landscapes bursting with fall color—nature’s buffet enticing hikers to push forth and feast upon the next spectacular view. From the craggy North Shore to majestic hardwood forests to beautiful Bluff Country, here
Runestone Museum Explore Minnesota
(2 days ago) Home of the World Famous Kensington Runestone--making Alexandria, MN the Birthplace of America! Come and see historical artifacts that support the theory that Middle Age Vikings explored this land long before Columbus. The Runestone Museum also offers a Children's Discovery Room, an Ice Age Giants Exhibit, a First Peoples of Minnesota Exhibit, an outdoor "Fort Alexandria" replica with real
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Minneapolis Like a Local: An Insider's Guide Explore
(8 days ago) Use our insider's guide to travel like a local and explore the best arts, culture, restaurants and entertainment in the City of Lakes. There’s no easy way to define Minneapolis. Name a scene, activity or subculture and we’ve got it. And while you’ll never go wrong visiting institutions like the Walker Art Center or the latest hot-chef
Enjoy Eagan Explore Minnesota
(7 days ago) Eagan is the proud home of the Minnesota Vikings and their state-of-the-art headquarters – Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center located at Viking Lakes – and is also your connection to dynamic destinations such as Mall of America®, Nickelodeon Universe®, Cascade Bay Waterpark, the Minnesota Zoo, Target Field, Science Museum of Minnesota and Valleyfair Amusement Park.
Top Things to Do in Bemidji Explore Minnesota
(5 days ago) Lisa Meyers McClintick is a prolific travel writer for outlets including USA Today, Midwest Living, the Star Tribune and her website lisamcclintick.com. A mom of three, she especially enjoys family travel, hands-on learning vacations, local food and farms, living history and outdoor adventures.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Explore Minnesota
(Just Now) Most of your favorite Minnesota destinations and activities are open and welcoming visitors back. Keep reading to find out what to expect while dining out, shopping or attending events. Minnesota Vaccination Information More Minnesotans are getting vaccinated every day. For current vaccination rates, go to Minnesota COVID-19 Response: Vaccine Data.
Adventure, Relax and Retreat With a Women-Only Getaway
(3 days ago) From dog sledding and wilderness canoeing, to wineries and farm tours, an assortment of women’s-specific Minnesota tours cater to a wide range of abilities and interests. Go solo and make new friends, or plan your own adventure with your favorite group of gal pals. Of course, these trips also leave plenty of opportunities for relaxation, fabulous meals and, the most important part, girl time.
Discover Stillwater Explore Minnesota
(6 days ago) Stillwater is considered the Birthplace of Minnesota and voted one of America’s Most Picturesque Towns by USA Today Travel. Located on the MN/WI border, visit this rivertown’s historic downtown district year-round for an abundance of things to do. Stay overnight to experience a thriving foodie scene with 20+ patios or rooftops, 50+ boutiques from fashion to vintage upcycled home decor
Get Free Weekly Fall Color Reports Explore Minnesota
(2 days ago) Get Free Weekly Fall Color Reports. Sign up for weekly emails about where to see Minnesota's most spectacular fall colors, family friendly travel recommendations and fall road trip ideas. Fall happens fast, but when it comes to changing leaves, Minnesota makes it easy to savor every moment. From spectacular hiking and biking trails and majestic
Visit Bemidji Explore Minnesota
(9 days ago) The First City on the Mississippi River is a historically charming and beautiful city. Paul Bunyan and Babe his Blue Ox, the legendary lumberjack team, await your arrival on the shore of Lake Bemidji. Bemidji offers a relaxed, small town atmosphere with the amenities of the big city. Bemidji, the First City on the Mississippi River, is a historically charming, progressive northwoods city.
Streets & Treats Explore Minnesota
(9 days ago) Come enjoy some awesome Halloween festivities and activities in the heart of downtown Winona at Streets & Treats! 3rd Street will be closed from Center Street to Walnut Street. Trick-or-Treating bags and maps will be available at the event. Noon-1 PM - Dr. Bob's Puppet Show (sponsored by Children's Dental of Winona)Noon-3 PM - Trick-or-Treating at Downtown BusinessesNoon-3 PM - …