Known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Minnesota is a great place to visit if you love the great outdoors. If you’re planning to take the trip this year, here are some of the sites you need to see:
The wildlife centers in Minnesota are highly popular among vacationing families, especially ones with small children. The educational activities are great ways to learn about the wildlife animals and their habitat. Best of all, there’s no admission fee. You have no excuse to miss a chance to connect with Mother Nature.
If you like hiking and camping, don’t miss taking on the Gunflint Trail in Minnesota. Enjoy the 57-mile span of road and hiking paths while you take in the wonderful and natural sceneries. Summer is one of the best times to visit this place, especially if you’re game to stay the night under the stars.
Split Rock Lighthouse
It is probably one of the most picturesque man-made structures in Minnesota. It is also believed to be one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the U.S. Dating back all the way to 1910, the lighthouse has been restored to its former glory so visitors can enjoy the old-world charm of this great structure.
Judy Garland Museum
Frances Ethel Gumm a.k.a. Judy Garland played the iconic role of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.” Ironically, she’s not from Kansas. She’s a famous resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Her childhood home has been converted into a living museum, so fans and visitors can enjoy some memorabilia displayed within. Fans of the movie can see the famous carriage used in the Emerald City scene.
Summer is one of the best times to visit Minnesota, but of course, there are many activities and places to see all year round. If you’re visiting this part of the country soon, don’t miss seeing these great places and make sure to try their famous Swedish meatballs and other great eats.