Exploring magnificent Minnesota
Land of 10,000 Lakes -
Known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota actually has more: 11,842 to be exact.
The Devil's Kettle -
The curiously-named Devil's Kettle is a mind- bending tourist attraction located in Judge C.R. Magney State Park, on Lake Superior's North Shore.
Split Rock Lighthouse -
One of the most-photographed spots in the state, Split Rock Lighthouse is an intact 1910 light station sitting on a cliff edge on the rocky coast of Lake Superior.
Boundary Waters -
If you want to get away from it all and take an active break in splendid isolation, Boundary Park is the place to do it.
Basilica of Saint Mary -
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis also merits a visit. Sitting pretty in the city's downtown and built in the early 1900s.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory - For over 100 years, this flower-filled attraction in Saint Paul has been wowing visitors year-round.
Mall of America -
Ready for some serious shopping? The Mall of America, 10 miles (16 km) south of Minneapolis, is the nation's biggest mall.
Minnesota State Fair -
State fair lovers should plan to be in Minnesota during late August and early September, for the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Mill Ruins Park - Visitors can cycle or stroll along across the Stone Arch Bridge at this intriguing park set among the ruins of water-powered mills.
Mill City Museum - It's now a fascinating museum, complete with vintage railroad cars and an enormous freight elevator that hoists visitors from floor to floor.
Walker Art Center -
This slick contemporary art center in Minneapolis was the upper Midwest's first public art gallery when it opened in 1927.
Minnesota Sculpture Garden -
Right next to the museum, the impressive Minnesota Sculpture Garden is one of the largest urban sculpture parks in the US.
Weisman Art Museum -
The eye-catching, Frank Gehry-designed exterior should be enough to entice you into this impressive Minneapolis gallery.
State Capitol -
This stunning 1905 building in Saint Paul is a masterwork from Cass Gilbert, architect of the United States Supreme Court.
Minnesota History Center -
Minnesota excels at its kid-friendly approach to bringing the past to life.
Minneapolis Institute of Art - One of the largest art museums in the US, it houses more than 90,000 pieces of art from over 5,000 years of history.
Explore Minneapolis after dark -
Minneapolis has a famously lively nightlife scene, with each of its neighborhoods offering a distinctively different vibe.
Itasca State Park -
Established in 1891, this is Minnesota's oldest state park, and the spot where the Mississippi River begins its mighty journey towards the Gulf of Mexico.