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You'll still find plenty of Petersons, Andersons and Ericksons in this Swedish-founded town (they originally made their living by fishing and harvesting ice on Lake Pepin). But modern Stockholm (population: 97, located 60 miles southeast of Saint Paul) got its start in the 1970s, when artists began discovering the beauty along Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River.
Travelers eager to explore this stretch of the Great River Road (left) eventually followed, curious about what they'd find along the way (800/658-9480; wigreatriverroad.org). Explore art galleries and shops, sample Scandinavian foods and stay for one of the area's festivals that combine old-world heritage with new creative expression.
Click ahead for more details on what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Stockholm.