From hiking excursions through the wilderness to the dynamics of a flourishing metropolis, Minnesota is a state of wonderful contradictions.
Minneapolis, the largest city, is an enticing year-round destination. Even in winter, one can explore the downtown area through more than seven miles of glass-enclosed skyways filled with specialty shops and restaurants.
In addition, the Mall of America offers shopping, dining and entertainment options for any time of the year and every member of the family. Art lovers have plenty to see at the Minneapolis Art Institute, Walker Art Center, and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum.
Saint Paul, the capital city, is ideal for those who like to explore on foot. Amenities include the grandiose State Capitol, designed by esteemed architect Cass Gilbert, and the historic Como Park, featuring lovely picnic areas, a zoo, and a conservatory.
Founded by fur traders from France and Britain nearly 400 years ago, Minnesota also remains a place of scenic natural beauty, with nearly 12,000 lakes, 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, and 680 miles of the Mississippi River. A true “sportsman’s paradise,” the state offers fishermen and modern-day explorers all that they can handle.
With four distinct seasons, an endless array of attractions, friendly people, and an inviting atmosphere, Minnesota has something for everyone.