Learn All About Minnesota History At The Little-Known Fort Ridgely State Park
By Betsy Rathburn|Published September 20, 2019
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 20 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
Minnesota has enough state parks to keep you busy every week of the year – and then some. Sure, the most popular parks – Gooseberry Fall and Fort Snelling, to name a few – are both beautiful and historic. But there are plenty of lesser known parks that are just as deserving of a visit. One such park is an often overlooked spot southwest of the Twin Cities in Fairfax, Minnesota. This place combines history and natural beauty into one fascinating package. Next time you’re looking for something to do that’s a little off the beaten path, head to Fort Ridgely State Park.