These 8 Unbelievable Ruins In Minnesota Will Transport You To The Past

As you’re exploring the land throughout Minnesota, it’s not uncommon to stumble upon some fascinating abandoned buildings. From homes to military installations, you can find a little bit of everything in Minnesota’s urban and rural spaces. Some of the most fascinating ruins are the remnants of Minnesota’s industrial history – particularly the reminders that Minnesota used to be home to the “Flour Milling Capital of the World” as well as bits and pieces leftover from the golden age of mining in Minnesota. Here are some of our favorites to explore:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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