Minnesota Wonders

22 Flips | 7 Magazines | 9 Following | 40 Followers | @MinnWonders | Back roads and small towns traveler. I blog about Minnesota's unique places, historical points of interest, and roadside art.

Don’t Let Money Stop You From Seeing Split Rock Lighthouse MN

Last updated on April 19th, 2018<p>The North Shore is one of the most beautiful things that you will ever see. In my opinion, it is what makes Minnesota …

Hiking

24 Hours In Roseville, Minnesota

I recently stayed and played in Roseville, Minnesota for 24 hours. I managed to pack in a lot of fun and a cozy night’s stay while in Roseville. The …

Travel

Photo Tour of My Three Hour Visit To St. Paul

I recently had the opportunity to spend three hours in St. Paul, Minnesota. My mind was left with an impression that is screaming, “Return now!” When …

Travel

Meet Hermann the German in New Ulm, Minnesota

<b>Disclosure</b>: The <b>New Ulm Convention & Visitors Bureau</b> facilitated our visit to the Hermann Heights Monument. However, all opinions are my own.<p>During …

Paragliding

This Fog Wall Over Lake Superior Is Such an Eerie Winter Phenomenon

It looks dangerous, but it's not (whew).<p>Steam rising off of a hot beverage once you take it outside isn't a new concept. In fact, you've likely relied on that warm sensation to get you through many freezing football games of winters past. But you've probably never witnessed it on the scale of Lake …

Lake Superior

Skiing Lutsen, the Midwest answer to Aspen

Making the best of low elevations and short runs, Midwestern skiers become masters of the chairlift. Not that this is a bad thing. Just ask decorated downhiller Lindsey Vonn, who honed her champion's technique lapping the lanes at tiny Buck Hill in a suburb south of Minneapolis. But the pride of …

Minnesota Travel Roundup-December

Here’s a collection of Minnesota vacation and travel resources from the last month from some of my favorite Minnesota blogs. There’s so much to do in …

Travel

10 Great Movies Filmed in Minnesota

It’s a wonderful time of year in our house, both because it’s Christmas and because the kids and my husband have time off. One of the activities we …

Watch young Wild fan's priceless reaction after goal

On a day like today, I like to head inside. Here's an interactive exhibit for kids at the Traverse des Sioux Treaty Site History Center in St. Peter, Minnesota. The museum features the history of the Dakota people and their interactions with traders, settlers, and goverment officials. #Minnesota #OnlyinMN #captureminnesota #stpeter #dakota #sioux #minnesotahistory #museum #minnesotamuseum

How to See Museums in Minneapolis all Summer Long for Free!

Last updated on October 17th, 2017<p>Are you looking for a way to entertain your kids all summer long? The Twin Cities has a bunch of great art museums …

Corruption in St. Paul Gangster Tour

Last updated on April 8th, 2018<p>When you think of speak easy’s and crime families in the Midwest, you probably think of Chicago. After all, we are in …

Criminology

Big Fork River near Big Falls, Minnesota. #onlyinminnesota #river #Minnesota #Bigfalls

Owatonna's Flying Jets

South of the Twin Cities on Interstate 35, you will find the charming city of Owatonna. Our family goes to Owatonna quite a bit, as it is just “down …

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Our family on a trolly ride tour of historic iron mines at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm, Minnesota.

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