By Matthew


Hello there and welcome to Minnesota! If your looking for fun come on to the Depot Ice Rink, Weizmann Art Museum, Edwin Borough Indoor Park, Minnehaha, and Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium.You can see the Minnesota Fishing Museum, Pine Grove Zoo, Art Walk, Paul Bunyan State Trail, Science Museum of Minnesota, And Minnesota Military Museum. You can go to the Cinco de Mayo Festival, Hudson Hot Air Affair, Altered Esthetics, Minnesota Sinfonia, St. Paul City Hall, Lego World, Nature Center, Winter Carnival, Ice Carving, And Ice Skate.

Fun Places to See and Things to Do

Fun Places to See and Things to Do

In Minnesota you can go to the Mall of America, Minnesota State Capitol, Minnesota Zoo, Cathedral of St. Paul. Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, St. Anthony Falls, National Sports Center, Kensington Rune stone. Superior National Forest, Glensheen Historical Estate, and Valley Fair. Or you can go to Lake Minnetonka, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Lake Pepin, Aerial Lift Bridge, Nickelodeon Universe, Split Rock Lighthouse, Nicollet Mall, and Lake Calhoun.

State Facts

  • Major industries: Paper Products, Iron Ore, and Food Prosesing
  • Tree: Red Pine/ Norway Pine
  • Flower: Lady's Slipper
  • Rock: Lake Superior Agate
  • Fish: Walleye
  • Motto: Explore Minnesota
  • Song: Hail Minnesota
  • Approximate Population: 5,420,380 (2013)
  • Size Ranking: 12th Biggest state

State History

Minnesota became a state on Tuesday, May 11, 1858. 1650-First Europeans visit and map out portions of Minnesota, 1803-The U.S. buys western Minnesota as the Louisiana Purchase, 1825-Fort snelling is established at the confluence of the Mississippi river and Minnesota rivers.
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