The Minnesota Historical Society manages 26 sites in Minnesota. From restored prairie battlegrounds, homes of important historical figures, and well-regarded museums, the Historical Society is an important contributor to Minnesota’s cultural life.
It’s an easy walk around the historic Coldwater Spring National Park Service site near Fort Snelling and Minnehaha Creek.
One of our favorite annual sojourns is the American Swedish Institute in South Minneapolis at Christmas time. While the Turnblad Mansion is always a treat for the art and history buff in us, it’s especially wonderful when its halls are decked for the holidays.
The Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul, is, obviously, the seat of Minnesota state government. It houses the Minnesota Senate, Minnesota House of Representatives, the office of the Attorney General…
Duluth Minnesota on Lake Superior deserves more than a drive-by on the way to the North Shore. This port city offers many scenic walks , family attractions, good food, fun shopping, and historic sites. Best things to do and see in Duluth MN
Here are some interesting and fun facts about Minnesota covering natural resources, history and commerce. There’s a lot about water, naturally.
The hike at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park will take you to a spot on the Lindbergh farm where Charles landed his first plane.
Created as one of two Indian agencies created by the Sioux treaty of 1851, the Upper Sioux Agency is now a state park with history exhibits and nice hikes.
The Grand Portage National Monument is an entertaining and informative journey back into the history of the earliest trading economy of Minnesota. Costume clad docents will lead your through the reconstructed trading outpost and enlighten you on the earliest encounters between the Ojibwe, the French Canadian Voyageurs, and the English North West Trading Company.
A short walk gets you to the High Falls on the Pigeon River, at the U.S.-Canada border. It’s the highest waterfall in Minnesota.