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Day Trips

Museum Day Live!

Enjoy free admission to one of your favorite Minnesota museums on Saturday, September 29, as part of Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live!

Carlos Creek Winery Grape Stomp, Alexandria

Enjoy a little Minnesota wine with a side of grape stomping.

Take Me to the River

Nine days of fun for art-lovers that's literally a "festival of festivals"

Are You Down?

The Franconia Sculpture Park near Taylors Falls makes for a nice stop during any day trip. On September 11, the park dedicates a sculpture dedicated to the Tuskegee airmen.

Last Chance Summer Fun in Stillwater

Head to Minnesota's birthplace and take part in local festivities before they wrap up for the season.

The Pizza Farm: An Unforgettable Experience

A 90-minute drive to Stockholm, Wis.—for pizza!—is worth every mile.

Memory Machine: Minnesota State Fair

Sure, there are pronto pups, curds, and concerts to entice, but it's the memories that mean the most.

Day Trip Advisor

A new guidebook from Globe Pequot Press offers locals and vacationers exciting things to see and do all within a two-hour drive of the Twin Cities.

Off to the Races at Canterbury Park

Forget the stereotypes, Sundays at Canterbury Park are perfect for young children.

Road Trip Through Southeastern Minnesota on the Great River Road

Explore a number of charming river towns while taking this approximately 140-mile drive through southeastern Minnesota.


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About This Blog

Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.

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