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Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
In the northern portion of Minnesota, the Mighty Mississippi begins it's trek south as a stream that flows north. Wade into the shallow waters or ramble across the round rocks that form a natural falls where the river leaves Grant Lake. The...
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300 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
Lots of towns in Minnesota's north woods claim to be the birthplace of Paul Bunyan, but trust me: Bemidji is the real deal. A completely accurate, 100 percent authentic, life-sized statue of the 18-foot lumberjack towers over a park on Lake...
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Duluth, MN, USA
I've been to Duluth, famous for its harbor and hills, many times. I knew that further north lay beautiful hiking, and that the Superior Trail actually ran right through Duluth, but little did I know about this hidden gem, the Congdon Trail, right...
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4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
The Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis is a popular summer spot, but it also provides some of the best leaf-peeping around in the fall. The sailboats outside the band shell on Lake Harriet speak of lingering summer days, but the vivid leaves are a...
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Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Minnehaha Park is a serene 193-acre green space along the Mississippi River that features a 53-foot waterfall. During the winter, the falls turn to ice, making for a dramatic landscape. With a restaurant on site, bandshell, playground, wading...
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Silver Bay, MN 55614, USA
There's one spot along the road headed north where one can get a good view of the lighthouse. Last year the road was redone and we almost missed our usual look-out - they had moved the road! We found it though and the view was as good as ever....
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239 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
A must see if you're visiting St. Paul. A beautiful church on top of the hill looking over the city.
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38 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
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Garrison Keillor's unique brand of wit is evident in his bookstore. Here, I found "The Silence of Dogs in Cars" and many other unique book titles -- most neatly organized under non-conventional headings, such as "the head," "god," "reporting," and...
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30 N Mississippi River Blvd, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
Dangle your legs of this cliff's edge, if you dare. I didn't, but the view of the mighty Mississippi River from Shadow Falls Park was still spectacular. This is a quiet place for a small picnic—or for contemplating life. Once you've had your fill...