Travel

Minnesota Bucket List

I’ve had a very busy first two months in Minneapolis. You can read about some of the highlights like frozen waterfalls, restaurant week and cross-country skiing in my post Things to do in Minneapolis in February. I decided to keep the momentum going and create a bucket list of a few more Minnesota activities I’d like to get to this year!

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Visit Duluth & the North Shore

The North Shore of Lake Superior stretches from Duluth to Grand Portage and is dotted with attractions and towns filled with character. Duluth is only about a 2.5 hour drive from Minneapolis. North Shore attractions I’d like to hit include Palisade Head and Shovel Point in Beaver Bay and the artsy, harbor town of Grand Marais.

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Photo credit: exploreminnesota.com

Go on a Cave Tour

Minnesota is known for it’s lakes but the state is also home to a large cave system. Niagara Cave and Mystery Cave are some of the more popular ones to tour.

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Photo credit: Matt’s Bar

Eat a Jucy Lucy

I didn’t know what a Jucy Lucy was until I moved to Minneapolis but apparently this state is known for stuffing their burgers with molten cheese. For the sake of this list and blog, I guess I’ll just HAVE to try one ;)

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Attend the State Fair

The state fair is a big ‘effing deal around here. Everyone talks about how amazing the food is but there are also rides, animals and musical entertainment from big artists. The 2019 lineup includes Hootie & the Blowfish, Lionel Richie, Hall & Oates and Weird Al Yankovic.

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More Waterfalls!

I got a taste of the waterfalls here by visiting Minnehaha Falls and Shadow Park Falls right here in Minneapolis but with the weather warming up I’d like to take some road trips to see bigger falls such as Gooseberry Falls (pictured above) and the High Falls in Grand Portage State Park.

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Photo credit: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Visit the Como Conservatory

The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is located in St. Paul and is fee to the public. I’m not a huge fan of zoos but as someone who can’t keep any plants alive, I am fascinated by conservatories.

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Photo credit: Peter Stratmoen

See a Twins Game

No summer is complete without attending at least one ball game. The Twins play at Target Field which is located in the middle of downtown Minneapolis. Give me some peanuts and a warm summer day and this girl will be happy.


Leave a comment if you have any other must-do’s that I should check out this year or what you think I should get to first. I’m looking forward to seeing how many of these things I can check off the list and sharing my experiences with all of you!

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