About Minnesota - facts about Minnesotans, and about the wonders of our unique state, can add to your enjoyment of a Minnesota vacation or to challenge the knowledge of family and friends.
If you only know one thing about Minnesota, you likely know that it is a beautiful state. You can experience pine forests, tall grass prairie, rocky cliffs, hundreds of waterfalls, the "inland sea" of Lake Superior and thousands of lovely lakes.
Learning a bit of Minnesota history and geography can add to your enjoyment as you decide what you want to explore in Minnesota.
Our State Motto is: L'Étoile du Nord (The North Star)
Some Minnesota nicknames: North Star State; Gopher State; Land of 10,000 Lakes.Reviews of all “the best of” deals, prices and attractions for your Minnesota Vacations.
Source: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Census.
There are just some things that you "must" do when in Minnesota: Walk across the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park, play on, and in, as many Minnesota lakes as you can, visit the "greatest of the great lakes", Lake Superior, and take scenic road trips in every part of the state
Minnesota State Symbols reveal much about what Minnesota values and what we believe displays the uniqueness of our state. Some of our state symbols are plants and animals; other symbols are the foods we produce. Just for fun we've created some Minnesota state recipes based on our state symbol foods.
Minnesota geography offers an amazing variety of terrain and experience as you travel across the state. Facts about Minnesota history include the stories of the Native Americans who influenced so much of who we are. Learn more about the Ojibwe:
Many jokes and stories about Minnesota focus on our Scandinavian population. However this "reputation" about our population does not reflect our ethnic diversity that includes our Native Americans, the largest Somali population in the U.S., the large Hmong population, and our Mexican, Asian, and East African communities.
Visit Minnesota in all four seasons of the year.
Minnesota Maps > available for every region of the state and for specific activities like fishing, hiking, biking and finding the best roadside attractions.
Minnesota Vacation Rentals by VRBO - Choose a vacation rental in a specific area or get ideas about some of the best Minnesota vacation destinations before you decide. Take a look at some of these fantastic properties and locations for your group of any size.
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Groomed cross country ski trails abound in Minnesota. Learn some cross country skiing basics, buy some cross country equiment and enjoy a wonderful Minnesota winter activity.
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Fishing Minnesota lakes and rivers is a great year-round sport. Minnesota fishing offers a wonderful family vacation experience. Cast a line into one of the thousands of Minnesota fishing lakes.
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Beautiful Minnesota campgrounds include hundreds of scenic camping spots in our lovely Minnesota State Parks and National Forest campgrounds.