Uniquely Minnesota®

Distinctive People, Places and Activities of Minnesota

BĒT Vodka Taking Root in Growing MN Craft Spirits Market

BĒT Vodka Taking Root in MN Craft Spirits Market

Minnesota-made BĒT Vodka hopes to shape the local craft spirits industry with a sweeter, premium liquor distinctly crafted for drinking neat. It's one of a range of new spirits popping up across Minnesota as the craft spirits industry grows.

Witch's Hat Tower Minneapolis, MN Prospect Park

Witch's Hat Tower Tour: Minneapolis, MN

For just one night a year, Minneapolis' panoramic skyline comes into view from the top of the tallest point in town. Rising over the tree tops, the Prospect Park Water Tower, nicknamed the "Witch's Hat," has elicited mystery for nearly a century.

Lowell Inn: Stillwater, MN Historic Hotel

Lowell Inn: Stillwater, MN Historic Hotel

Lowell Inn, in Stillwater, MN is one of the state's first hotels, maintains richly appointed rooms and fine dining options taking guests back to the turn of the century. Today, enjoy antique charm, modern convenience and easy access to Stillwater's historic shopping and dining district.

Granite Falls, MN Kiwanis Popcorn Stand: Summer

Granite Falls, MN Kiwanis Popcorn Stand: Summer

Summer hasn't arrived in Granite Falls, MN, until the night the Kiwanis Club Popcorn Stand opens. Each evening from May to August, downtown visitors enjoy fresh popcorn and 1919 root beer, carrying on a longstanding community tradition.

Superior Hiking Trail Backpack

Superior Hiking Trail: 5 Great MN Hikes

The Superior Hiking Trail is a go-to destination year round. With scenic vistas and varying levels of difficulty, there are numerous options for a day hike or a backpacking excursion. Plan one of these five great hikes into your North Shore visit.


Minnesota: You know it as the Land of 10,000 Lakes. You've been "Up North." And you've walked the famed sculpture garden. But you haven't yet seen it all!

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