Uniquely Minnesota®

Distinctive People, Places and Activities of Minnesota

Granite Falls, MN Popcorn Stand

Historic Phelps Mill: Fergus Falls, MN

Among MN's unique historic sites, the once-bustling Phelps Mill in Western MN harkens back to the state's early milling history. Today, Phelps Mill in Ottertail County, MN, allows visitors to step back in time to the turn of the century when wheat was king.

Thumper Pond Resort: Ottertail, MN

Thumper Pond Resort: Ottertail, MN

Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail, MN offers something for every member of the family – including a championship golf course, a luxurious spa, an indoor waterpark for all ages, plus family dining options and numerous nearby lakes and parks to enjoy.

Potato Days Festival: Barnesville, MN

Potato Days Festival: Barnesville, MN

Every year in late August, the small Minnesota town of Barnesville hosts a festival that's received national attention. Barnesville Potato Days Festival celebrates potato foods, and two national contests: National Spud Picking Contest and the National Lefse Cookoff.

Prairie Wetlands Learning Center: Fergus Falls MN

Prairie Wetlands Learning Center: Fergus Falls MN

At the transition from prairie to forest, the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls, MN preserves a diverse habitat that's a nesting ground for more than 170 bird species. Walk miles of trails, take a workshop or learn birding techniques at this MN nature center.

Minnesota Winery and Vineyard Industry

MN Winery Industry Matures

After several decades of research, testing and careful nurturing, Minnesota's cold-hardy grape varieties and the wines they produce are beginning to mature. As a result, new wineries across the state are creating award-winning wines gaining national attention.

Granite Falls, MN Popcorn Stand

Granite Falls, MN Popcorn Stand

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.


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!

Uniquely Minnesota® tells the stories of the people, places and activities that make Minnesota distinct. From the North Shore to Minnesota's lakes, from resorts to getaways, and from shopping to dining.

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