13 Small Towns In Rural Minnesota That Are Downright Delightful
Minnesota’s large cities are great, but sometimes it’s nice to get out there and explore the rural areas in Minnesota. There are hundreds of them all across the Minnesota countryside, and each has its own unique charm that makes it a great place to explore. These 13 small towns are just a few examples of rural towns in Minnesota that are delightful to visit.
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If you love small-town life, check out this list of 11 of the prettiest small towns in Minnesota.
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Fall in Minnesota
Where can I go apple picking in Minnesota?
When the leaves start to turn and the air starts to get crisp, it’s time to go apple picking in Minnesota. There are lots of places to choose from across the state. In Delano, there is Apple Jack Orchards. Established in 1983 as just a small cart, it has evolved into a 90-acre orchard with several varieties of apples, such as Honeycrisp, SweeTango, and Chestnut Crabapple. There are also plenty of other fun things to take in here, such as live music, pony rides, and ziplining. Aamodt’s Apple Farm is over in Stillwater. Here, you are welcome to pick your own apples, like delicious McIntosh, Cortland, and First Kiss. Or you can head inside the barn and purchase your own. There’s also a goat farm, winery, cider shop, and gift store on-site to take in.
What are the scariest haunted attractions in Minnesota?
Looking for some frights in the North Star State? There are several haunted houses in Minnesota. In Chaska, there’s Scream Town. Here, there are seven attractions to choose from, including a corn maze. And if you are into hayrides, their sister property has one right next door. If you are in or around Zumbrota, head to Fright at the Farm. Located on Willow’s Keep Farm, this is a live-action outdoor haunted attraction maze with the option to add on a blackout event.
What is Minnesota known for?
There are quite a few things that Minnesota is known for. First off, they have more lakes than any other state, hence its other nickname of Land of 10,000 lakes. Some of the most notable are Lake Superior and Big Sand Lake. If you love to shop, Minnesota is also known for the Mall of America, the largest shopping mall in the U.S. And then there’s the Mayo Clinic, the world-famous medical center known for excellent care and treatment in such areas as cancer and cardiology.