Best Of Minnesota
WCCO viewers spoke up and selected their favorite Minnesota roadside attraction. Not unlike Texas, everything seems bigger in Minnesota. From Baudette to Blue Earth, Rothsay to Red Lake, in Minnesota even our balls of twine are larger than life.
What’s Minnesota’s best bike trail? WCCO viewers voted and the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike and State Trail, located near Brainerd, came out on top. “When you’re on the mountain bike trails and you come around a corner on one of those trails and there’s this mine lake down below — crystal clear blue that looks like the Caribbean — I mean it’s so spectacular,” Jenny Smith said.
After the week of heat Minnesota’s had, a tall cold drink sounds just about perfect. But what’s the state’s best? WCCO viewers directed Matt Brickman to Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar in Stillwater, Minn.
Now that it’s beach season, maybe you’re trying to eat healthier. So Matt Brickman sought out the best salad in Minnesota, and WCCO viewers sent him to Crossroads Deli in Minnetonka, famous for their strawberry chicken salad.
With the Fourth of July just a week away, WCCO viewers picked out Minnesota’s Best Campground. And the Boundary Waters came out on top. After 30 minutes of paddling in search of the campsite, it’s obvious that camping in the BWCA is a little different than at other campgrounds.
Now that it’s started to warm up, a lot of us are looking for a way to cool off. That means a trip to the pool, or – even better — the water park.
Minnesota is a state known for golf, with championship-caliber courses everywhere from the Twin Cities to the Iron Range. So picking the single best golf hole to play was a tall order.
In the summer months, small towns in Minnesota are brightened by the sights and sounds of townball. Amateur baseball has been a tradition in this state for almost a century, and for some towns the ballparks themselves are as much an attraction as the game.
Summer unofficially begins this weekend and for families with young kids, that means a trip to the playground. WCCO viewers voted and their favorite playground in Minnesota is the Litchfield Community Built Playground on Lake Ripley.
WCCO viewers picked what they believed to be the Best Patio in Minnesota, and Psycho Suzi’s in Northeast Minneapolis came out on top. When sitting on Psycho Suzi’s patio, it’s easy to feel like you’ve left the North Star state.
Mother’s Day is almost here. And that means a lot of us will be sending flowers to the women who mean the most to us. WCCO viewers’ choice for Minnesota’s best flower shop is Martha’s Gardens.
Our pets aren’t just animals that live in our house, they’re part of the family. And like any family member they deserve the best care.
Pizza is something practically everyone loves, but not everyone agrees on. Thin crust or deep dish, anchovies or extra cheese – and who makes the best pie in town?
As soon as this latest round of snow melts, spring projects begin — and that means a trip to the hardware store.
One bar comes to mind for most WCCO viewers when they hear the term “Juicy Lucy,” and that place is Matt’s Bar in south Minneapolis.