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Explore Minnesota: The Star of the North

Sophisticated cities, charming towns, quaint villages, and rural and wilderness settings throughout Minnesota offer a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities amid some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Minnesota is a state with exciting arts, entertainment and professional sports teams.  It’s known for its high quality of life and affordable cost of living. We are also world famous for our nearly 12,000 lakes that offer everything from biking and jogging trails to water sports such as canoeing, fishing, and water skiing.

Many of the nation’s cleanest, safest, most beautiful, and least-stressful cities and towns are located in Minnesota. As a state, Minnesota has the second highest life expectancy, is considered the 5th healthiest state in the U.S., and Minnesota residents are the 3rd happiest in the country. Consider Minnesota not only for your education, but also for the superior quality of life that comes with living in the state that is known as “The Star of the North.”

Get Out and Explore

Endless Things to Do and See

What exactly is there to do in Minnesota? It might be easier to ask what you can’t do in Minnesota. Minnesotan’s have access to world class shopping, music, sports teams, and breathtaking scenery. And there’s multiple modes of transportation to get you there!

Sightseeing and Activities  Transportation
  • Hiking

    Hike any one of our state parks year round.

  • Biking

    Bike around our cities or choose from over 5,000 miles of bike trails.

  • Sporting Events

    Minnesota has many college and professional teams in multiple sports.

  • Shopping

    Hit up the Mall of America or any of our malls and boutiques throughout the state.

  • Museums

    Learn more about Minnesota through its many art and history museums.

  • 75
    State Parks
  • 11,842
  • #1 Airport
    In America
Rural and City Living

With Room to Breathe, You’ll Feel Right at Home

From Minneapolis/St. Paul in the south, to the majestic Boundary Waters in the north, and from the start of the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes, Minnesota offers attractions and events to suit every taste. When not studying in the classroom, students here enjoy culture, museums, golf, professional sports, theater and world-class entertainment. With a wealth of parks, Minnesotans are constantly exploring the outdoors and all that the state has to offer.

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