Minnesota State Travel Guide


Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, and is known by the slogan the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” It is the second most northern State in the contiguous US, with Alaska being the most northern. The state is in the Great Lakes Region and is home to some of the earth’s oldest rocks.

Minnesota has 6 National Park Units, as well as state parks, wildlife refuges and state historic sites.

“Minnesota, hail to thee! Hail to thee, our state so dear, Thy light shall ever be, A beacon bright and clear. Thy son and daughters true, Will proclaim thee near and far, They shall guard thy fame and adore thy name; Thou shalt be their Northern Star.” Truman Rickard

Our Minnesota State Travel Guide Directory below is new and in the process of being built. If you run a business or organization in Minnesota, and would like to be part of this growing directory, please contact us. We will be visiting Minnesota soon so check back and watch our Directory grow: Parks & Public Lands, Articles & InterviewsPark Gateway CommunitiesTravel Info & ServicesWhere to StayFood & DrinkSee & Do, and Shopping.


Attractions and activities near to National Parks and public lands.

International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association National Parks Arts Foundation



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