Minnesota Travel Guide

When to visit Minnesota

Although winter weather can fall below freezing, and heavy snowstorms are frequent, there is still plenty to do in the coldest of climates. Many seasonal festivals and contests feature winter sports, such as skiing, dogsledding, and even ice fishing. However, the fiercest competition has to be Christmas shopping in the biggest mall in the U.S., the "Mall of America." Summer seems understated in comparison, with warmer temperatures and outdoor activities that include camping, hiking, and fishing. read more

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