Minnesota is a land of contrasts. Here you can follow the secluded canoe trails of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, or have a houseboat adventure in Voyageurs National Park. There are Northwoods golf and spa resorts and more shoreline than California, Florida and Hawaii combined and the state also claims world class cities with internationally acclaimed arts, unique entertainment acts and venues, and professional sports teams. The Minneapolis and Saint Paul metropolitan area has a thriving theatre scene with more seats per capita than anywhere outside New York. The Historic State and Orpheum Theatres in Minneapolis and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul host Broadway productions as well as other musical acts. The highly regarded Guthrie Theater’s repertory company stages Shakespeare and contemporary American playwrights. Internationally acclaimed rock, pop and country stars hold forth at the Target Center and Xcel Energy Center. World-class museums abound, such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden, and the Weisman Art Museum and Science Museum.
Grand Portage and Pipestone National Monuments preserve the rich Ojibwe and Dakota American Indian and fur trapping heritage. Minnesota is home to the International Wolf Center, North American Bear Center and National Eagle Center.
||79,548 square miles; 1/3 of the land area is forest|
||CST – 6 hrs behind the UK|
||Four distinct seasons|
||Voyageurs National Park and the Mississippi River National Recreation Area.There are 74 Parks|