It’s Official: Minnesota’s Very Own Ely Is One Of The Country’s Best Small Towns To Visit This Year

Minnesota is full of charming towns. In every part of the state, there’s at least one – but usually more – lovely community full of things to do. In southeastern Minnesota, Lanesboro and Winona are popular. On the North Shore, Grand Marais and Two Harbors draw visitors. And in the southwest, Luverne and Pipestone are great places to visit. This year, Smithsonian Magazine has named one Minnesota town as one of the best small towns to visit this year: Ely! It’s easy to see why thanks to the town’s beauty, attractions, and events. Read on below to learn about what you can find there.

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All in all, Ely is a great small town that is full of things to do. It’s no wonder it’s one of the best small towns in the country! What’s your favorite thing about Ely? Do you have any other favorite small towns in Minnesota? Tell us about them in the comments!

Address: Ely, MN 55731, USA