Minnesota, in the American Midwest, is home to thousands of lakes, forests and park. You can also find great cities here such as Minneapolis and the state capital Saint Paul, which are packed with cultural landmarks and activities.
Head to one of the state’s “twin cities”, either Minneapolis or Saint Paul, to load-up on culture. Minneapolis is home to a stunning chain of lakes, parks and museums. Visit the Walker Art Center, which is a contemporary art museum, or the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, which is known for renown artist Claes Oldenburg's Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture. You can also find plenty of other art museums in the city’s downtown. Meanwhile in the state’s capital city of Saint Paul you can find the Science Museum of Minnesota, home to dinosaur specimens and interesting exhibits, and the Minnesota History Center, where you can find out more about the history of the area.
If it’s fresh air you’re after, head to one of the state’s beautiful natural parks, such as Gooseberry Falls State Park or Voyageurs National Park, both home to hiking trails, rivers, scenic waterfalls and lakes.
Stay in Minneapolis of Saint Paul to make the most of the dense cultural offering.
The best time to visit Minnesota is in the summer months of June, July and August, when the weather is warm and sunny and you can enjoy the lakes and parks.