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Your top 10 summer vacation ideas are Minnesota vacation
travel guides that will inspire family vacations, couple’s getaways and solo
adventures in Minnesota. These attractions are not meant to be a one - ten ranking. All are part of the "best of Minnesota."
Most family vacation destinations
in Minnesota include beautiful family vacation resorts, cabins, and dozens of
state parks and many other top family vacations spots.
Go to the Lake - Going "up to the lake" is a common expression in Minnesota. With more than 10,000 lakes in the state it's not easy to pinpoint what "the lake" means. There are lakes in every part of the state; they provide recreation in almost all of our state parks; many towns are named for their lake.
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North Shore of Lake Superior attracts more visitors than any other area of Minnesota. When the weather is hot, we all think of escaping to the cool of the shore. Duluth has many attractions. You will want to take some time there. If you can, plan some time to explore further. We have compiled a list of our favorite Top 10 North Shore attractions.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wildernessis the "trip of a lifetime" for some. Others go back repeatedly to this amazing part of Minnesota. You can have a similar experience in Minnesota's only National Park - Voyageurs National Park.
Minnesota State Parks - Itasca State Park -
Minnesota National Parks and Forests - National Forest Campgrounds
Lake Vermillion State Park -
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Great River Road
Roadside Attractions - Grab your camera and head out to get some photo of you and your family and friends posing beside some really "wacky and tacky" Minnesota roadside attractions including cement statues and roadside sculptures.
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Nature and Wildlife Tours
Interstate State Park - geological formations
Banning State Park - Some of the most beautiful wildflowers in the state
Jay Cook State Park - swinging bridge over the gorge
Waterfalls (link) Minneopa State Park for Southern Minnesota's largest waterfall. High Falls at Grand Portage State Park
Animals - Wolf Center and Bear Center in Ely - Moose: best place to see one is in the Boundary Waters or Voyageurs National Park - Chippewa National Forest - best place to see breeding eagles (also National Eagle Center in Wabasha)
Buffalo River State Park - Tamarack National Wildlife Refuge
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Cave Tours - Fossils & Caves - Hill Annex Mine State Park )fossil hunting) and caves in Forestville and Mystery Cave State Parks - Niagra Cave at Harmony MN - Pipestone
Minnesota Museums - Minnesota History Museum
Science Museum of Minnesota -
Mississippi River Museum
- Wine Tasting
- Visit Wineries
Attend Festivals & Fairs -
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