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.
Small town Granite Falls on the Minnesota River features the historic Volstead House Museum, a WWII air museum, and a spirited arts community. Just over two hours’ drive from Minneapolis, it makes for an easy overnight or weekend getaway.
The Lac Qui Parle Mission provides a glimpse into some of the earliest interactions between the Indians of the Upper Minnesota River area and the first white settlers, including Joseph Renville, who was instrumental in creating a system of writing the Dakota language.
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.
Located at the juncture of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, Fort Snelling is a lesson in early Minnesota History.
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.