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 over 50,000, while there are hundreds of towns with a population of 1,000 or less (roughly 700 according to census data).  Here are some of the smallest towns in Minnesota that are just as much a crucial part of our state as anywhere in the Metro. Since we obviously can’t list all 700+, please tell us in the comments about your favorite small towns in Minnesota!

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

Address: Holdingford, MN 56340, USA
Address: Orr, MN 55771, USA
Address: Vergas, MN 56587, USA
Address: Hallock, MN 56728, USA
Address: Scanlon, MN, USA
Address: Maynard, MN 56260, USA
Address: Wood Lake, MN 56297, USA
Address: Foreston, MN 56330, USA
Address: Watkins, MN 55389, USA
Address: Deer River, MN 56636, USA
Address: Zumbro Falls, MN 55991, USA
Address: Eagle Bend, MN 56446, USA
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May 14, 2021

What are some of the most charming small towns in Minnesota?

Exploring Minnesota means taking time to visit its charming small towns. Now that you’ve learned about the smallest towns in the state, there are some other places to add to your itinerary. Some of the most charming small towns in Minnesota include Ely, Lanesboro, Stillwater, Grand Marais, New Ulm, Walker, Lindstrom, Luverne, Askov, Lake City, and International Falls. Have you been to any of these charming small towns in Minnesota?

Does Minnesota have any hidden gems?

You bet! Nearly every region of Minnesota is brimming with hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. Some of the most underrated attractions in Minnesota include Lake Maria State Park, the Minnesota Historical Society’s museum in Historic Forestville, Judge C. R. Magney State Park, Harmony, George Crosby Manitou State Park, Old Mill State Park, Franz Jevne, the Split Rock River Loop, Kilen Woods State Park, and Finland State Forest. For more information, check out our previous article: Most People Don’t Know These 10 Hidden Gems In Minnesota Even Exist.

Where can I go in Minnesota that only the locals know about?

Experiencing Minnesota as the locals do means taking the time to uncover some hidden gems and under-the-radar destinations. Fortunately, we’ve pinpointed many of them! Some of these places include Redwood Falls, Hidden Falls Regional Park, Prothero’s Post Resort, Spicer Castle Inn & Restaurant, Flandrau State Park, Eddy Falls, Normandale Japanese Garden, Two Harbors, Winona Boathouse Neighborhood, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, and the Minnesota Streetcar Museum. Learn more about these places in Minnesota that only the locals know about.

 

Address: Holdingford, MN 56340, USA
Address: Orr, MN 55771, USA
Address: Vergas, MN 56587, USA
Address: Hallock, MN 56728, USA
Address: Scanlon, MN, USA
Address: Maynard, MN 56260, USA
Address: Wood Lake, MN 56297, USA
Address: Foreston, MN 56330, USA
Address: Watkins, MN 55389, USA
Address: Deer River, MN 56636, USA
Address: Zumbro Falls, MN 55991, USA
Address: Eagle Bend, MN 56446, USA