Why Minnesota

Learn about all that Minnesota has to offer.

Where Should I Live?

Click the top left corner of the map below to find your future home in the Twin Cities.

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21 Incredible Minnesota State Parks by Region

Wondering where to hike/camp? With 75 state parks and recreation areas throughout the state, you don't need to travel far to explore Minnesota's great outdoors. 

Mall of America

Where to Shop

The nation's largest shopping and entertainment destination is located here in Minnesota. The Mall of America features 520 stores, 60 restaurants, and a variety of attractions, including a theme park and an aquarium. 


Where to Bike

From the nation's best urban trails in the Twin Cities to rural rail-trails through lush forest or wild prairie, Minnesota's 4,000+ miles of paved trails are a cyclist's dream. Many bike trails are along former railroad beds, offering secluded, scenic biking. Some of the longest paved trails include the Root River, Paul Bunyan, and Central Lakes trails.

Bde Maka Ska Park

Bde Maka Ska Park (Former Lake Calhoun)

The largest link in the Chain of Lakes has three beaches and a variety of water recreation activities.

Address: 3000 Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408


Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

For over one hundred years, Como Regional Park has played a vital recreational role for Saint Paul and surrounding communities. The zoo operates on donations without a set entrance fee.

Address: 1199 Midway Pkwy, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Al's Breakfast


Expect to be amazed by the cultural and culinary offerings here in Dinkytown. Rubbing shoulders with the University of Minnesota, Dinkytown features a vibrant mashup of college-town coffee shops. During Gophers sporting events, the neighborhood amps up the excitement at sports bars and restaurants. Arts lovers find plenty to engage with, too, at cultural meccas at Northrop Auditorium, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, and the iconic Varsity Theater.

Address: Dinkytown, Minneapolis, MN 55414


Minnehaha Regional Park

One of Minneapolis' oldest and most popular parks features a majestic 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs, and river overlooks, attracting more than 850,000 visitors annually.

Address: 4801 S Minnehaha Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417


Walker Art Center

Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, the Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions; dance, theater, and music performances; and film screenings.

Address: 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403