Explore Minnesota

Best Scenic Drives Near MinnesotaSee splendid scenery and immerse yourself in the culture of Minnesota any time of the year on these five Minnesota highways.
Minnesota Resorts See Strong Summer Tourism SeasonAs summer comes to a close, Minnesota resorts said they were happy for the state's great weather. According to Explore Minnesota, summer tourism was the strongest it’s been in seven years.
State Tourism Agency Plans Summer Campaign In Midwestern CitiesExplore Minnesota has started new projection-style advertising on empty walls in the Twin Cities. But their big focus right now is to pull in people from other states and the other side of the world.
State Tourism Agency Flying 4 Instagrammers To MinnesotaMinnesota's state tourism agency is flying four people from Europe and the United States to come give Minnesota a try for ten days.
Tourism Officials Expect Record Summer For Travel In MinnesotaMore than 37 million Americans are expected to travel for Memorial Day weekend, which is considered the unofficial start to the summer travel season.
Second Year Of Winter Scavenger Hunt Has $50K In PrizesLooking for an excuse to explore Minnesota this winter? Then you might want to take part in a months-long statewide scavenger hunt called "Checkpoint Minnesota."
New York Photographer Captures Moments For #OnlyInMN CampaignMinnesota had a beautiful fall. That could be seen in real life and all over social media. In fact, the last few months have been pretty incredible, with all the shots of the changing leaves.
Minnesota Experiencing Strong Summer Travel SeasonMinnesota is experiencing a strong summer travel season despite its late start and high water levels in some areas. Explore Minnesota Tourism says it's the fifth year in a row of continued growth in travel.
2015 Governor's Opener Set For Lake Vermilion AreaThe 2015 Governor's Fishing Opener will be held in the Lake Vermilion area of northeastern Minnesota. Explore Minnesota Tourism says the Lake Vermilion Resort Association will host the annual event on May 7-10, 2015.
2014 Minnesota Grown Directory Now AvailableThe annual Minnesota Grown Directory is now available. The directory is a statewide guide to purchasing directly from local producers. The 2014 edition lists a record 978 farms and includes the most community supported agriculture farms and farmers markets yet. It also offers a growing number of family friendly activities.
Best Spring Break Activities For Kids In MinnesotaNo need to be bored this spring break. Four major Minnesota institutions are bursting at the seams with information of things to do and places to see.
Statewide Scavenger Hunt Already Has Three Winners Minnesota's new statewide winter scavenger hunt is off to a quick start. Explore Minnesota is showcasing 10 destinations throughout the state where people can enjoy some winter fun.They range from Lutsen and Grand Portage in the Northeast corner of the state to Pipestone National Monument in the Southwest corner.