10 Unforgettable Road Trips To Take In Minnesota Before You Die

There are plenty of ways to enjoy Minnesota, but one of the best is by taking a road trip. With its diverse landscape, scenic byways, and fun attractions in every region, the Land of 10,000 Lakes just might be the most perfect road trip state there is. If you’re itching for a trip ASAP, one of these ten unforgettable road trips in Minnesota will probably do the trick. From abandoned places to gorgeous natural wonders, you’re sure to find one that interests you.

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Best Road Trips in Minnesota

September 14, 2021

What are some fun things to do in Minnesota? 

Minnesota is a lovely state with plenty to do and see. We feel like it’s vastly underrated, honestly; people overlook states like this one in favor of states with sprawling beaches or amusement parks. Well, you might be surprised to find that Minnesota actually does have its own versions of those things; some of the most super-fun things to do in Minnesota include visiting the shores of Lake Superior or wandering the world-famous Mall of America. At Lake Superior, you can find spots on the beach that will make you forget you’re land-locked and will instead make you feel as if you’re in the Caribbean somewhere. At Mall of America, you’ll find rides and hundreds upon hundreds of awesome shops and stores. You could also visit any of our state’s beautiful parks! 

What are the must-visit attractions in Minnesota?  

Of course, anyone who enjoys traveling should have a bucket list for every state – Minnesota included. Some of those “must-visit” places include the Great Lakes, which will take your breath away, and while you’re at it, visits to any of the state’s thousands of other lakes. Nature lovers will fall in love with places like Voyageurs National Park, which is easily one of the most picturesque places in the US. You should also visit the Pipestone National Monument, which offers lots of interesting Native American history. The towns of Duluth and St. Paul are also definitive places everyone should visit at least once. 

What can I do for day trips in Minnesota? 

The possibilities are truly endless! Whether you’re a nature lover, a city-slicker, or something in-between, you’re sure to find breathtaking places in Minnesota where you can easily kill an entire day. There are the more obvious answers – like Minnesota’s incredible state and/or national parks, or the Mall of America – but then there are the less-appreciated kinds of trips. Spend a day hopping from ice cream shop to ice cream shop, sampling all the best the state has to offer. Waltz an entire afternoon away by visiting Minneapolis and its thought-provoking museums. For more ideas, check this article out!