Wednesday, October 22, 2008

10 Reasons to Visit Minnesota

  • The Mall of America – With the indoor theme park, Lego play place and an aquarium along with all the shops there is plenty to do and see in just one destination. And—no tax on clothes.
  • Fall foliage and crisp but not cold autumn days that let you get out your comfy sweaters. (most of the time)
  • LARK toys and the hand-carved wooden carousel – it’s art you can ride! Also, it’s cheap. $1 a ride over 3 years old.
  • Quaint accents – yeah, you betcha.
  • Paul Bunyan – you can find him in Brainerd and Bemidji. You can also find his wife, Lucette, in Hackensack.
  • A higher chance you’ll find nice people who will help you even if they don’t work at the store.
  • Duluth—there are so many interesting things in Duluth to look at and visit, including (but not limited to) the shipyards, a train museum with a children’s museum in the same building, and Lake Superior.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder historical sites— admit it, you loved Little House on the Prairie too.
  • Spam Museum.
  • Me.

3 comments:

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Fun list! One of the adventure magazines I read (OK, stop laughing right now!) has an article about Minnesota in the current issue.

Kathie said...

never been to minnesota. blessings from costa rica

Kristin said...

Heather,
I think you forgot to mention the great arts and theater scene that we enjoy here!

Luckily, several local theaters tailor to kids and families, including Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins. This holiday season, they are presenting PEEF The Christmas Bear. PEEF is a kid-friendly production based on the children’s book by local author Tom Hegg.

I thought you might be interested and want to check it out: http://stagestheatre.org/on_stage.htm#peef