When it comes to summer recreation, Minnesotans are busy. We know how to make the best out of our short season of warmth and sunshine. From lakeside cabin stays to patio dining, there is no shortage of amazing things to do when the weather turns sunny! One favorite of many is heading to the pool – or better yet, the water park! There are a few around the state, but we say go big and check out Bunker Beach Water Park in Minnesota on your next summer day trip. Whatever the season, it’s never too early to start planning your visit! Read on below to learn more.

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For more information about this cool destination in Coon Rapids, including opening dates and ticket pricing, check out the Bunker Beach website and Facebook page.

And if you’d like to check out other great summer spots, check out some of our favorite small summer towns in Minnesota.

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What are the most beautiful lakes in Minnesota?

There are at least 10,000 gorgeous lakes in Minnesota to choose from, and all of them are worth a day trip or summer dip. Some of the most beautiful lakes in Minnesota include:

  • Lake Brophy - Douglas County
  • Lake Kabetogama - St. Louis County
  • Lake Nokomis - Hennepin County
  • Lake Pepin - Goodhue / Wabasha Counties
  • Lake Superior
  • Lake Vermilion - Saint Louis County
  • Lake Winona - Winona County
  • Lax Lake - Lake County
  • Long Lake - Hennepin County
  • Upper Bottle - Hubbard County
  • West Rush Lake - Chisago County


Does Minnesota have any islands?

Due to the impressive number of lakes in Minnesota, the state is also home to a surprising number of islands as well ... somewhere between 600 and 14,000, depending on who you ask, and how they determine what size of land mass counts as an island. Many of these are located in Lake Superior and the North Woods region. While many of the state's islands are privately owned, there are still a few islands in Minnesota that are open to the public and offer gorgeous waterfront views:


What restaurants in Minnesota have the most beautiful views?

Speaking of waterfront views ... Minnesota's lake-filled, tree-lined landscape is pretty spectacular and many of the state's best restaurants allow diners to enjoy their meal immersed in or overlooking some of Minnesota's prettiest places. Here are just a few restaurants in Minnesota with beautiful, epic, and award-winning views:



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