Minnesota; The State Of Lighthouses and Waterfalls

Minnesota is gorgeous and we have found that it has almost more waterfalls than any other state! This place is gorgeous especially for the outdoor lovers that like to explore beautiful trails, camp and discover first hand, natures beauty! Also, Minnesota has the largest mall in America which is almost reason enough to visit – wait until you see the attractions inside this famous mall.

1. Camp At Gooseberry Falls

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Located in Gooseberry State Park lies this majestic waterfall – respectively named Gooseberry Falls. Here you can get up close and personal to this masterpiece and just relax and enjoy mother nature. The park is unique in that it offers lodges you can stay overnight in or just bring your own camping gear and set up camp yourself. We recommend you go camping at least once a year as it truly is an experience you will want to do over and over again – why not at Gooseberry State Park?

 

2. Drive Along One Of The Most Iconic Drives In The Us – Route 61 Along Lake Superior

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That’s right, Minnesota has one of the most iconic drives in all the US – Route 61! This drive is fantastic with lots of stops and sight seeing along the way that includes waterfalls, gorgeous views of the lake, and lovely beaches.

3. Discover The Devils Kettle

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This famous waterfall is located in Grand Marais – on Route 61! See, we told you about the waterfalls did we not and this one is absolutely gorgeous and drops at least 50 feet! One half of the waterfall flows into Lake Superior and the other half?? Well nobody has ever been able to figure that out – it’s all apart of the mystery. Minnesota’s Devil’s Kettle Falls has been puzzling hikers and geologists for generations.

4. Enjoy Minnehaha Falls

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Minnehaha Falls plunges into a gorge located in Minnehaha Park! Residents and travelers alike spend many hours at this park exploring and taking pictures at this beautiful waterfall. Paved trails offer visitors the opportunity to see the park on bike or foot. Visitors can also walk along the Minnehaha Creek and follow it as it makes its way to the Mississippi River.

5. Explore Niagrara Cave

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Niagara Cave is located in Harmony, MN and it is awesome! This is one of the largest cave systems in the state and there’s so much to see underground! It’s a bit chilly (50 – 60 degrees) in the cave so dress appropriately and probably the most memorable part of this experience is the part of the tour where you get to witness the roaring waterfall that’s 300 feet underground! We advise anyone who appreciates Caves & a little history to check this place out!

6. Canoe and Camp On The Boundary Waters

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Over 1 million acres in size, this gorgeous piece of nature extends nearly 150 miles along the International Boundary adjacent to Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park and is bordered on the west by Voyageurs National Park. This is the ideal place to be solitude with nature as it contains over 1200 miles of canoe routes, 12 hiking trails and over 2000 designated campsites. Just look how relaxing this looks 🙂

7. Witness The Aurora Borealis On Lake Superior

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Just, yes.

8. Visit The Mall Of America

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This is the largest mall in the United States and it doesn’t disappoint!! Yes, this is a picture of a roller coaster IN the mall 🙂

We think you could spend a week in this mall and not be able to see all the store and do all the attractions offered here.

9. Explore The Soudan Underground Mine State Park

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An interesting attraction! Here, the tour guides are mostly old miners, so they have interesting perspective as well as an authentic one. You get to the tour site in old mining cars, which is a nice touch – and the elevator that takes you down is kind of scary! It’s not your usual type of elevator lets just say that as it is the original lift that takes you down to the depths of the mine.

10. Visit The Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

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This amazing tunnel will take you through several of the exhibits of the Aquarium and guess where this amazing place is? Yup, The Mall Of America. After some shopping and riding around on roller coasters – hit up this amazing aquarium!

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