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Summer in Minnesota

Season for Road Trips

When summer hit’s, Minnesotan’s hit the road. To vising small towns, to epic north shore getaways.

The Land of 10,000 Lakes

With well over ten thousand lakes, you’ll want to spend some time on the water. From Tubing, Paddling, to Fishing.

Festivals and Events

Summer in Minnesota is packed with festivals and events. From the MN State Fair to the Aquatennial in Minneapolis, you’ll find something fun!

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things to do in Minnesota During Summer

Did you know some fun things to do are seasonal. I’m not talking about the weather dependent things. But home tours, landmarks and other MN Bucket List activities. Check out the full list of things that you can only do Memeorial Day to Labor Day in Minnesota.

Best Places to Stay

Where to stay In Minnesota

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Minnesota State parks

Find out why MN State Parks are so popular. Minnesota’s best natural resource is their state parks. With hiking, biking, paddling, fishing and so much more!

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Minnesota’s Natural Lazy Rivers

Minnesota has some amazing rivers for floating. Get a tube or schedule a trip with an outfitter for a relaxing day on the water.

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MN north Shore

One of the bets road trip in Minnesota is along the North Shore. From epic overlooks, to waterfalls, hiking to ziplining. You’ll have a great time!

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”

Jenny Han
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Train Rides in Minnesota

All aboard Minnesota’s scenic trains. From Pizza Trains to so much more.

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Air Shows in MN

Watch the jets fly over head at Minnesota’s Air Shows. We have some amazing displays happening all summer long.


County Fairs in mN

Don’t wait around on the State Fair. There are county fairs going on all summer long!

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Waterfalls Near Minneapolis

Did you know there are tons of great waterfalls all within an hour of Minneapolis?

Minnesota Summer Favorites