Minnesota

Whether you head to the beautiful North Woods, the bustling Twin Cities or the long bike trails, you're practically guaranteed a great lake view. Find trip ideas for Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Detroit Lakes, Brainerd Lakes, the North Shore, Lanesboro, the North Woods, Duluth and more.

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Minnesota Art Crawl on the Prairie

A band of Minnesota artists finds community in solitude, kinship in history and an unlikely muse in the plainspoken beauty of the countryside.

Minnesota State Fair Sells Out 2020 Food Parade

The 2020 Minnesota State Fair has been canceled, but fairgoers who loved the event’s legendary treats will have a chance to sample some in late August and September.

How to Get An Artist-Designed Face Mask—And Benefit Feeding America

A group of Minneapolis artists has organized Giving Mask, a curated face mask collection that generates donations to Feeding America.

Midwest Lakeside Resorts That Have Been Totally Transformed

The dress codes have loosened (and Patrick Swayze, alas, isn't teaching the mambo), but at next-gen resorts across the Midwest, you can taste the glory days of lakeside vacations.

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20 Top Things to Do in Minnesota

Feed your need for arts and culture in the Twin Cities, or connect with the great outdoors along one of many wooded lakes.

Best Midwest Family Vacations

Head for a sparkling lake, explore big-city science and nature museums, or enjoy hiking and biking in state parks. The Midwest delivers great family getaways in destinations like Branson, Missouri; Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota; the Black Hills of South Dakota; Traverse City, Michigan; Indianapolis and more. Check out two dozen of our top picks for family vacation destinations.

Getaway Along the Upper Mississippi River

A vast liquid ecosystem carves the line between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Take a drive (or float) to the small towns, big views and natural wonders of the Upper Mississippi.