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Fun Things to do in Minnesota During Winter

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Unlike most destinations that run out of things to do the colder it gets, Minnesota has plenty to offer in the winter. If you are looking for adventures as the cold months roll in, here are a couple of fun things to do in Minnesota.





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Minnesota is a buzz of activity throughout the year including the winter. Unlike most destinations that run out of things to do the colder it gets, Minnesota has plenty to offer in the winter. If you are looking for adventures as the cold months roll in, here are a couple of fun things to do in Minnesota.

Detroit Mountain

Detroit Mountain

Detroit Mountain went through a rough patch back in 2004, however, plans have been underway to reopen it. There are plenty of features to expect in the mountains this winter. New lodges, skiing routes and snowboarding are just some of the fun winter activities to enjoy this season. There is also plenty of shopping, dining, lodging and nightlife options.

Cook County

Cook County

Cook County experiences over 100 inches of snowfall every year making it the best place to blaze a path on cross-country skis in Minnesota. Some of the scenic trails you can enjoy during the winter in Cook Country include the Grand Marais, Gunflint Trail, Grand Portage and Lutsen-Tofte. If you are still learning how to ski, there are plenty of beginner classes on the well-established trails.

Bentleyville

Bentleyville

Possibly one of the wonders of the world, the Bentleyville Tour of Lights is an experience of a lifetime. With over 3.5 million lights across 21 acres and 27 fire pits, every step of the tour of lights is a wonderful experience. There are over 600 volunteers every year working to keep the event moving smoothly while Santa and Mrs. Claus come out to meet the children. The Bentleyville tour of lights is great for the entire family.

Twin Cities

Twin Cities

A tour of Minnesota is not complete without visiting the Twin Cities. From the Saint Paul Winter Carnival to the Depot Skating Rink, there are plenty of fun things to do in Minnesota’s twin cities for your entire family. The Depot skating rink was actually named one of the top places in North America for Ice-skating.

Commonweal Theatre

Commonweal Theatre

The Commonweal Theatre is one of the not so hidden gems of Minnesota. The Commonwealt Theater hosts almost 21000 people from all over America to experience quality talent. Although the community is still quite small, the theatre is striving and a great place to stop by while in Minnesota.

There are plenty of other destinations for different age groups. All you have to do is take the time to explore amazing Minnesota.