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As springtime blossoms across Minnesota, so too does the endless roster of activities to get out and celebrate the season. Take in the natural scenic beauty and go biking, hiking or chasing waterfalls. Or plan a trip to discover the wide range of wonder-filled museums, galleries and cultural attractions across the state. Whether you’re aiming for a weekend getaway or just looking to enjoy a day trip, here are 3 ways to explore Minnesota this spring and beyond.

Artful Living | 3 Ways to Explore Minnesota Spring 2022

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Explore the Great Outdoors

Watch breathtaking northern lights displays on the shore of Lake Superior, catch your dinner in the walleye capital of the world, hike trails dotted with glistening lakes and lush forests, or cross the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River. In Minnesota, all paths lead to adventure-filled days and nights.

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Explore History and Heritage

Historic sites and heritage museums tap into Minnesota’s past and present, immersing visitors in the roots and traditions of Native American, Scandinavian, Hmong and Somali cultures that shape daily life here. Learn about Indigenous heritage in the Minnesota River Valley or discover more about the legend and lore surrounding Paul Bunyan.

Artful Living | 3 Ways to Explore Minnesota Spring 2022

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Explore the Arts

Esteemed art museums and galleries exhibit classic and contemporary artworks by regional, national and international artists. Discover thousands of years of art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, contemporary masterpieces at the Walker Art Center, and works by local and regional artists at countless galleries and art centers sprinkled across Minnesota.

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