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On vacation with kids to: Minnesota, USA.

Minnesota, also called 'Land of 10,000 Lakes' is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

With just over five million residents as of 2006 it is the 21st most populous state of the US.
Nearly 60% of Minnesota's residents live in the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area also known as the Twin Cities. The remainder of the state, is often referred to as Greater Minnesota or 'Out state Minnesota' and consists of western prairies, now given over to intensive agriculture, eastern deciduous forests now also heavily farmed and settled and the less-populated northern boreal forest. Minnesota endures a continental climate with cold winters and hot summers.
Minnesota is known as the 'Land of 10,000 Lakes' and those lakes together with state and national forests and parks offer residents and tourists a vigorous outdoor lifestyle and makes Minnesota a great destination for your next vacation with the kids..
North western/Central Minnesota has a bit of contrast to its landscape, with hardwood and coniferous forests alongside plains and prairies. The area is also full of lakes that feed the Mississippi River and offers an abundance of outdoor recreation, such as golf, tennis, fishing, hiking and camping. The Alexandria Lakes area is known by outdoor lovers to its wealth of resorts, where things to do range from fishing to windsurfing.
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul is a faster-paced area, full of culture and entertainment. These two cities offer metropolitan entertainment, shopping, and culture for all ages and tastes. The theatre events here are highly recognized. An extremely popular destination in this region is the Mall of America, an incredibly large shopping mall attracting folks from all over.
Southern Minnesota is blessed with a mixed heritage, from Native Americans to Germany, central Europe, and Scandinavia. Visiting this region is a step towards the historical beginnings of the state. The Little Crow Lakes area is a good family vacation spot, containing several campgrounds and resorts.
If Minnesota is starting to sound like a perfect family vacation spot, find yourself an accommodation that suits the whole family and tell the kids to start packing!

Popular cities and towns in Minnesota:

Some of the major and most popular cities and towns in Minnesota are: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Bloomington, Plymouth, Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Coon Rapids, St. Cloud, Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Woodbury, Blaine, Lakeville and Minnetonka.


A great state in all seasons, Minnesota offers an outdoor paradise with a few metropolitan areas. Lots of choices in accommodation types should result in your finding the perfect one for your vacation with the kids. You can take a look at the accommodations section to find out what to look for in a accommodation suited for your children. Minnesota vacations: almost everything in Minnesota is family-friendly! In Minnesota you'll find lodging accommodations ranging from family friendly bed and breakfasts to secluded cabins to lakeside resorts to kids friendly hotels. Why not check out one of the campgrounds Minnesota has to offer. Or why not choose a vacation rental, from lakeside cottages to cosy mountain cabins to city apartments, there are lots of family friendly Minnesota vacation rentals that will meet all your needs. Rough camping experiences and resort areas live side by side in Minnesota.
Minnesota has a variety of accommodations that are well suited for your vacation with the kids.


Minnesota has something for the whole family: theme parks, water parks, zoos, museums , waterfalls, lots of water, rock formations. The list of activities in Minnesota for your vacation with the kids is endless: swimming, boating, fishing, tubing, canoeing and other water sports.
But also in wintertime Minnesota has got lots to offer. An extremely popular wintertime activity is snowmobiling, which caught on after Minnesota-based Polaris Industries invented the snowmobile. Other outdoor winter fun includes cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and ice fishing/angling.
Here is a list with popular activities and attractions for your vacation with the kids.

Amusement and Theme Parks:
Como Park
The Park at MOA

Waterparks and water fun:
Cascade Bay
Wild Mountain Waterpark

Minnesota Zoos:
Como Zoo and Conservatory
Great Lakes Aquarium
Minnesota Zoo

Other sites and tours to see:
Chippewa City Pioneer Village
Judy Garland Birthplace Museum in Grand Rapids
International Wolf Center
Glensheen lakeside estate in Duluth
Hill Annex Mine tour in Calumet
Christie Home Museum in Long Prairie
Oliver Kelley Farm at Elk River
Lake Minnetonka cruises
Kandiyohi County Historical Museum in Wilmar
Granite Falls Dam
Mantorville in Rochester
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
Como Park Conservatory
Superior Hiking Trail


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More usefull websites:
Minnesota Official State Information Website
Minnesota Office of Tourism

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