Most People Don’t Know These 13 Super Tiny Towns In Minnesota Exist

Many people love Minnesota because while the thriving Twin Cities add a large cultural center to the state, the real heart of Minnesota lies in the small towns. There are, in fact, only 3 cities in Minnesota with a population of over 100,000, and only 15 more over 50,000, while there are hundreds of towns with a population of 1,000 or less -over 700 according to the 2013 US Census. Here are some of those towns you may not have heard of, that are just as much a crucial part of Minnesota as anywhere in the Metro. Since we obviously can’t list all 700+, please tell us about the small towns you know in the comments!

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:

Do you recognize some of these small towns? What is the smallest town you’ve been to in MN?