10 Fun Things To Do in The State of Minnesota
Have you ever traveled to Minnesota before?
Great Lakes Aquarium (Duluth, Minnesota)
The Great Lakes Aquarium opened in the year 2000. The freshwater aquarium is home to more than 200 species of birds, fish, and reptiles. The Aquarium is 62,000 square feet and thousands of tourist visit each year.
I, personally, like the Baptism River exhibit the best with it's amazing waterfall. Aside from the Aquarium there is a science learning center and a history of sea life museum on grounds. The Aquarium is divided into three floors. The first, second and the basement. The food is average at this place but otherwise it's well worth the trip because the sea seems to come to life as you walk the stairway looking into the glass.
Location of the Vikings (Minneapolis)
Minnesota Vikings (NFL Football) Minneapolis
The Minnesota Vikings entered the NFL in 1960. The team has been to the Super Bowl Four times and losing each time although gallantly.
A Vikings football game is like a party the whole time with music and screaming and dancing constantly going on. It's a fun scene and always entertaining watching a NFL pro game live because you can see how hard those guys really hit each other. A packed stadium is as wild an event as you'll ever see live, trust me.
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Snow Tubing (Mount Kato)
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Mount Kato (Mankato, Minnesota)
Mount Kato is a winter sports complex used for skiing, snow boarding, snow tubing and snow mountain biking and hiking. It keeps over 50 inches of annual snowfall, and it has just over 55 total areas made clear just for skiing.
I did not Ski and never have but let me tell you that Snow Boarding and Snow Tubing are fantastic and quite a rush too! They have different degrees of hardness for different level snow boarders. Ski lifts take skiers and snow boarders up the mountain. The snow tubing track is the same for all experience levels because it's more or less like a frozen water slide.
Nickelodeon Universe (Mall of America)
Mall of America Attractions
Sea Life Aquarium
Mini Golf (18 Holes)
Mall of America (Bloomington, Minnesota)
In 1992, The Mall of America opened in Bloomington, Minnesota. The mall has over 500 stores, an amusement park with a roller coaster and a humongous Aquarium in the center of the biggest mall in America.
My two favorite parts to this mall is the Nickelodeon Amusement Park which has tons of unique and fast rides to get the heart racing. And of course the 4th floor which is like a city walk full of clubs, bars and entertainment all around including movie theaters, bowling alleys and a dance floor.
Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA Basketball) Minneapolis
The Minnesota T-Wolves entered the league in 1989 and they have yet to win an NBA Championship thus far.
When the Target Center is a packed house it's a wild scene with music, chanting and stomping. It's great fun watching the pros ply their trade especially if your a basketball fan.
Valley Fair (Video Clip)
Valleyfair (Shakopee, Minnesota)
Valleyfair covers 125 acres of land and it has 48 amusement park and water rides combined including 8 scary roller coasters. The park opened in 1976 and it has restaurants, shops and annual concerts.
My favorite rides are Ripcord because after you get 18 stories in the air you get slammed straight down to earth in a hurry as you fly in this breathtaking sky coaster and I also love Wild Thing because this roller coaster is... Well wild.
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Natural Wonders in Minnesota
Wabasha Street Caves (St. Paul, Minnesota)
These sandstone caves were built by miners in the 1820's. An event hosting Hall is now built into the caves. As of the 200's the hall has primarily been used to host music concerts.
Its cool because even when music events are held in the mines or caves you can still tour around on your own and see the caves. The music vibrates loudly through all the underground d tunnels which is off the hook.
Paul Bunyan and Big Blue Ox (Statues)
Paul Bunyan and Babe (Bemidji, Minnesota)
Paul Bunyan and The Ox were built and erected in 1936. The statues have been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988. Bunyan is 18 feet tall and Babe the Big Blue Ox is 10 feet tall.
It's a great roadside attraction to stop and take pictures with or even video tape and the best part is that it's free of course.
Minnesota Zoo (Video)
Minnesota Zoo (Apple Valley, Minnesota)
In 1978, the Minnesota Zoo opened it's doors to the public. The huge Zoo sits on 485 acres and it's home to over 2,300 animals. A seven story IMAX theater is located on Zoo grounds as well.
They have some unique animals exhibits such as Russia's Grizzly Coast, as it is called. My favorite animals at this Zoo are the: American Black Bear, Tree Kangaroo, Leopard Shark, Wild Boars and the Russian Grizzly Bears which are huge and scary looking.
Sculptures at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (Minneapolis), Minnesota)
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden opened it's gates in 1988. It has over 40 sculptures and several traveling sculptures too! It's located on eleven acres of land in Minneapolis.
The bridge at the garden is beautiful and romantic. Everyone loves the spoon and cherry because it's so big and finely detailed but, for me I actually like the flora and the effort put into keeping it up and making it looks so outstanding.
© 2014 Buster Johnson