Minnesota is a popular tourist destination that has a lot to offer travelers. It is located in the upper mid-west and northern regions of the US and is the 32nd US State. Minnesota is known as the “land of 10,000 lakes” due to the large number of lakes it possesses. Thousands of tourists visit Minnesota each year to see what it has to offer. Why not book a trip and stay in one of the stunning Minnesota cabins at Birch Forest Lodge whilst you visit all the tourist attractions nearby? Below is a list of five popular tourist destinations you must visit whilst you are there.
The Cathedral of St. Paul
Built in the 1900’s, the impressive building of St. Paul’s Cathedral is a stunning pilgrimage site that is a must see whilst in Minnesota. The building can hold a total of 3,000 people and has a classical renaissance design. This place of worship is open for public use and viewing for most of the day. Tourists should note that visits are discouraged during holy services and mass.
Voyageurs National Park
The pristine wilderness of the Voyageurs National Park combines history with natural beauty. This country park is mainly accessed by air or water and it is a wonderful place for boating, canoeing, fishing and other outdoor pursuits. This stunning park is a great place for you to view wildlife such as moose, bears, loons and much more.
International Wolf Center
Located near Ely, the International Wolf Center is an educational center that supports and takes care of the survival of wolves. The center provides hands-on exhibits, information on wolves and they hold several demonstrations in wolf tracking methods. You can also learn about the history of wolves by looking at the resident wolf pack. The center also offers other programs such as geocache adventures, wolf photography workshops, and night time visits for groups of eight or more.
Minnesota State Capital Building
Originally built between 1896 and 1905, this stunning building recently underwent renovations to help restore it to its original charm. Not only was the outside of the building renovated, but the inside also had some work completed on it such as furnishing restoration. Apart from this, renovations also added more accessibility for its visitors and more public spaces. Throughout the week, guided tours are available, or you could wander around this stunning building on your own. Don’t forget to take a look at the Governor’s reception room, the second “Grand” floor, the Rotunda and the Quadriga which is a golden four-horse chariot statue.
Minneapolis Institute of Art
This institute attracts more than 700,000 visitors each year due to its wide range of art and attractions. This free attraction features more than 89,000 pieces of artwork, spanning from ancient artefacts from around the world to American modernism. MIA also offers free daily tours, a four-day Art in Bloom festival and family programs.
Minnesota is a perfect place to visit for people of all ages with lots to offer from Art Museums to stunning Cathedrals, so what’s stopping you?