You’ve fished, boated on and swam in an impressive number of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, experienced everything from quaint, podunk towns to the thriving metropolis that is the Twin Cities, toured many of Minnesota’s historical sites – from the James J. Hill house to Sinclair Lewis’ boyhood home – but have you explored Minnesota from above? Minnesota is an undeniably scenic state whose beauty is elevated with altitude. Take an aerial adventure and experience Minnesota the way few others have with the best helicopter tours in Minnesota.

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(credit: Jupiter Images)

Minnesota Helicopters
8891 Airport Road N.E.
Blaine, MN 55449
(763) 784-4354

Minnesota Helicopters offers those seeking to explore the Twin Cities and its immediate surroundings a variety of scenic tours – including aerial explorations of spectacular Lake Minnetonka and the wonders of the Minneapolis and St. Paul skylines – and even the ability to customize your very own tour. Fly along the mighty Mississippi and explore the beauty of the St. Croix and scenic White Bear Lake area or soar over to the Hinkley Casino and plan a pit stop for an amazing dinner. Regardless of your selected destination, a scenic helicopter tour from Minnesota Helicopters promises to be a ride you and your passenger(s) will never forget.

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Lake Superior Helicopters
1419 N. 46th St.
Superior, WI 54880
(218) 461-2857

Ask anyone who has extensively explored Minnesota for suggestions on where to experience the most beautiful sight-seeing the state has to offer and you’ll more often than not be directed to Lake Superior and Duluth. And for good reason. Book an aerial tour with Lake Superior Helicopters and explore historical city sights like the Aerial Lift Bridge and the Gleenshen Mansion as well as the natural wonders of Lake Superior and the Saint Louis River like few have ever seen them before. Choose from a selection of tours – from those that showcase the Duluth area’s highlights to the natural beauty that surrounds the city – with the option to customize parts to cater to your and your passengers desires.

(credit: Minneapolis Helicopter Charters)

(credit: Minneapolis Helicopter Charters)

Minneapolis Helicopter Charters
(866) 806-2456

If you’re looking to surprise a special someone with a gift they will never forget, contact Minneapolis Helicopter Charters to coordinate a ride they will always treasure. Whether you’re looking for a unique proposal idea, an amazing anniversary present or want to celebrate a loved one’s birthday in an unforgettable way, Minneapolis Helicopter Charters can work with you to customize an aerial ride of the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Soar above the city and soak up the sights or plan for you and your guests to travel in style from one fabulous venue to another.

Brainerd Helicopter Service
Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport  
16032 County Road 142
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 829-5484

Not to be overlooked in lieu of the aerial glamour of the Twin Cities and majestic beauty of Lake Superior, Brainerd is home to a bevy of beautiful lakes and lush forests that are breathtaking when observed from the sky. Home to the legends Paul Bunyan and his beloved Blue Ox Babe, get a taste of the city and the surrounding area from a towering vantage point with a helicopter tour. Contact the Brainerd Helicopter service by phone or online for an aerial tour of the lovely Brainerd area, of which charters are available at hourly rates.

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A Minnesota native that was born and raised Up North, Minneapolis is where Christina Kalinowski currently calls home. Christina appreciates irony, loves bacon, enjoys a hearty libation (drink responsibly, folks), and is an avid proponent of the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness. Her work can be found at