Lakeland Fun in North-Central Minnesota
Lush forests and lakes of all sizes draw vacationers to communities such as Brainerd, Detroit Lakes and Bemidji.
Paul Bunyan Land and This Old Farm Pioneer Village
Old-fashioned carnival rides might not impress the thrill-seeking set, but they will keep the little ones (and kitsch-hunters) happy. A lumberjack greets kids at the entrance. In Brainerd (218/764-2524; thisoldfarm.net).