Minnesota's Best Vacation Ideas

Things to do in Minnesota.

We promise that you'll find something to do on this page that you hadn't thought about before. Fun getaways that will educate and entertain you for an afternoon or a weekend. So much to do…and Minnesota Getaways makes it easy to do it.

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Father Hennepin State Park

320-676-8763 

320 acres park on the shore of Mille Lacs Lake includes two campground, hiking trails, sandy beach, fishing piers, and home of several albino deer.

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Red Wing Pottery

www.redwingpottery.com

1920 Old West Main Street, Red Wing, Minnesota  55066

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Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

320-532-3523

Camping, nature programs, swimming, 100 ft. observation tower, historic sites, cross-country skiing, canoe rental, interpretive center, wooded trail system and more.

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Red Wing Trolley

800-498-3444

www.redwing.org

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Red Wing Shoes
Red Wing, Minnesota

800-498-3444

www.redwing.org 

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Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Winona, Minnesota
507-474-6626 

www.minnesotamarineart.org

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Root River & Harmony -Preston
Valley State Bike Trail System
800-944-2670

www.rootrivertrail.org 

60 miles of outstanding views and rural landscape in Southeastern Minnesota.

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National Eagle Center
Wabasha, Minnesota
651-565-4989

www.nationaleaglecenter.org 

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Amish Tours
800-944-2670

www.lanesboro.com

The rural area of Fillmore County is home to Minnesota's largest Amish settlement, with seven church districts and approximately 1000 people. Their primary means of transportation is by horse-drawn buggies and they do not use indoor plumbing or electricity

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Minnehaha Falls

Minneapolis Parks
612-230-6400 

www.minneapolisparks.org

Overlooking the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Park is one of Minneapolis’ oldest and most popular parks, attracting over 850,000 thousand visitors annually. Located at 4801 South Minnehaha Park Dr. in Minneapolis.

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Headwaters of Mississippi River
Itasca State Park
Bemidji, Minnesota

218-699-7251

Visit Itasca Website 

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16 Stages and 250 Artisans!

The Renaissance Festival
952-445-7361 

www.renaissancefest.com

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 42nd Season!
Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the
festival grounds in Shakopee, MN.

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Historic Covered Bridge
Zumbrota, MN 

507-732-7318

www.ci.zumbrota.mn.us

Built in 1869, this structure is the only remaining authentic covered bridge in Minnesota.

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SPAM Museum in 
Austin, Minnesota 

800-LUV-SPAM

www.spam.com

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Visit Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox
Bemidji, Minnesota

877-250-5959

www.visitbemidji.com

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Historic St. James Hotel in Red Wing

651-388-2846
800-252-1875

www.st-james-hotel.com

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Overview Fountains Park in St. Louis Park

952-426-4047

www.discoverstlouispark.com

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Minnesota Zoo

800-366-7811

www.MnZoo.org

The Minnesota Zoo is "marching forward" with their new Heart of the Zoo project, which brought one of the most popular zoo animals to Minnesota: penguins. Penguins of the African Coastfeatures up to two dozen black-footed penguins in a brand-new habitat.

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Celebrating 20 years of fun!

Mall of America
952-883-8800 

www.mallofamerica.com

Since opening its doors in 1992, Mall of America® has revolutionized the shopping experience and become a leader in retail, entertainment and attractions. Mall of America is one of the top tourist destinations in the country as well as one of the most recognizable brands

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Grand Casino in
Mille Lacs

800-626-5825

www.grandcasinomn.com 

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Wolfe Park Amphitheater
St. Louis Park, MN

952-426-4047

www.discoverstlouispark.com 

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Pipestone National Monument

507-825-5464 

www.Pipestoneminnesota.com

For countless generations, American Indians have quarried the red pipestone found at this site. These grounds are sacred to many people because the pipestone quarried here is carved into pipes used for prayer. Many believe that the pipe's smoke carries one's prayer to the Great Spirit. The traditions of quarrying and pipemaking continue here today.