Minnesota Road Trip



Your Minnesota road trip will take you through some of America's most beautiful northern landscapes.  Wildlife is abundant and you can also venture into the city for some great variety in your road trip.  You may also wish to explore the waterways on a boat and Voyageurs National Park is your perfect opportunity to take this dream vacation.

Downtown City Adventure

Minneapolis is a beautiful downtown and is one of the most incredible towns you will ever have the opportunity to visit.  Many people are drawn to the city because of the Mall Of America and the obvious shopping opportunities but here are some other ideas and places you may wish to check out as well:

  • Minnehaha Falls: a 53-foot waterfall with spectacular overlooks at Minnehaha Park

  • Mall Of America: One of the largest malls in the world

  • Mary Tyler Moore Statue on Nicollet Mall: where the opening segment of the Mary Tyler Moore show was filmed

  • Midtown Global Market: A Midwestern market with fresh meats and prepared foods

  • St. Anthony Falls: Also known as the birthplace of Minneapolis

  • Stone Arch Bridge: This is the only stone arch bridge ever built over the Mississippi River

Outdoor Festivals are always a great idea for a college road trip and if your looking to support the underground hemp industry then you could always check out the Harvest festival but keep in mind this is absolutely not the place for a family.  Minneapolis has lots of outdoor concerts in the summer and are worth checking out.

Minnesota Wineries offer a great way to explore the fantastic countryside and you may want to explore the six wineries on the Three Rivers Wine trail.


Horse Tracks

Canterbury Park in Shakopee is dubbed Minnesota's premier gaming destination.  It is home to live horse racing, casino games, poker tables, and simulcast events.  It's an excellent spot to try your luck and potentially pay for your entire road trip.


Theme Parks

Valleyfair! park in Shakopee offers tons of great attractions for the entire family including Soak City Water park and tons of rides.  If you like thrill rides and roller coasters then you will need to check out the Highroller which is a classic wooden coaster and also the Power Tower which is 27 stories of fun!


National Parks provide lots of exciting camping opportunities but if you truly love the winter weather then you may want to consider traveling to Voyageurs National Park for cross-country skiing.  In the summer months there are several outfitters who will rent boats for you to explore the interconnected waterways that intertwine throughout the park.




Major League Baseball (MLB)

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Park: The Metrodome

Address: 4 Kirby Puckett Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Phone: 612-375-1366


Professional Football (NFL)

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Stadium: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

Address: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Phone: 651-989-5151


Professional Basketball (NBA)

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Stadium: Target Center

Address: 600 First Avenue N., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Phone: 612-673-1600


Professional Hockey (NHL)

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Minnesota Wild               

Hockey Rink: Xcel Energy Center

Address: 199 West Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, Minnesota             


  • Paradise Beach, Cook County




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