Uniquely Minnesota®

Distinctive People, Places and Activities of Minnesota

Weekend Away: Minnesota's Central Lakes

Weekend Away: Minnesota's Central Lakes

Find a classic lakeside family getaway in the MN Central Lakes Region. Enjoy boating and fishing by spending time on the water, visit top MN state parks, tour historic sites and walk or bike miles of trails in this region where the prairie meets the forest.

International Tug-of-War: International Falls, MN

International Tug-of-War: International Falls, MN

War breaks out on the international border each year. A tug-of-war, that is, as the border towns of International Falls, USA, and Fort Francis, Canada, take each other on in the International Tug-of-War competition across the Rainy River on the US-Canadian border.

Minnesota State Park - Must See List

Must See Minnesota State Parks

Every region of the state has distinctive parks. What state park should you try for the best waterfalls? Most unique place to stay? The best classic park feel? Or maybe you'd like to scuba dive? Try one (or all) of these great state parks - which one will be your favorite?

Minnesota State Park Cabin Rentals - Camper Cabins

MN State Park Cabin Rentals: A Cabin in the Woods

More than two dozen MN State Parks offer camper cabin, lodge or full cabin rentals year round. Heated camper cabins offer one-room lodging complete with beds, dining tables and screened porches. Most have electricity and come with a grill, fire ring and picnic table.

Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park in MN is a top destination for boating, fishing, and wildlife spotting. A Minnesota gem, the park allows visitors to explore voyageur history and the site of a MN gold rush. Tour by motorboat, houseboat, kayak or canoe.

Summer 2014 Weekend Getaway Planning Guide

Summer 2014 MN Getaway Planning Guide

Starting to get a little cabin fever? Plan your MN spring or summer getaway now – enjoy a local festival, live music, wine or beer tasting, or an art fair. Celebrate the agate or potato, paddle a dragon boat or join an international tug-of-war.

Upper Sioux Agency State Park: Tipi Camping

Upper Sioux Agency State Park: Tipi Camping

Native American tribes called Minnesota's prairie home for hundreds of years. Today that prairie is preserved at one of the state's must unique and beautiful state parks, where visitors can spend the night in a real tipi and hike trails crossing prairie, forest and river wetlands.


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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