The state has something for everyone, from pro football to incredible fishing, and much, much more.
The spring and summer are the best times to experience all that Minnesota has to offer. This doesn’t mean that more adventurous RVers can’t brave the harsh winter conditions to enjoy the state’s arctic past-times like ice fishing or hockey. While there are tons of things to do during an RV vacation in Minnesota, we’ve settled on a few favorites. Check out 5 of our favorite places to visit during an RV Trip in Minnesota.
The Twin Cities
The Twin Cities offer a host of activities that are great for adults and families. Early fall is a great time for sports enthusiasts to visit and catch a game from one of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s four professional sports teams. US Bank Stadium, home of the Vikings, doubles as a fantastic concert venue for huge artists and bands. The city is the birthplace of Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince, and tours of city venues that influenced his career and of his Paisley Park estate are can’t miss.
The Twin Cities have a vibrant craft beer scene along with plenty of restaurants highlighting the unique food culture of the city. Scandinavian cuisine and a Juicy Lucy, which is a hamburger loaded with melted cheese, are must-haves in the city. Minnesota’s natural splendor is just around the corner in Minneapolis-St. Paul, with the cities featuring over 130 parks and 13 lakes in the surrounding area.
If you plan on stopping through, make sure to visit Lazydays RV Minnesota to stock up on any RV accessories you may need. If your RV needs a tune-up or other service, Lazydays RV Minnesota service center services all RV brands!
The Mall of America
Heading to a mall on vacation? This might sound odd, but hear us out. The Mall of America is the largest mall in the United States and is home to a mind-boggling 555 stores, an amusement park and an aquarium! The mall is so large that it has its own zip code and is roughly the size of 7 Yankee stadiums. Heading to a shopping mall doesn’t fit the normal profile of an RV trip but making a stop at the Mall of America is a must on any trip to Minnesota.
Superior National Forest
Superior National Forest boasts over 2,000 miles of trails and access to 77 lakes. If you are looking to get the ultimate nature experience in Minnesota, Superior National Forest is the place to visit. Its lakes are great for trout and walleye, and the one-million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area offers families the chance to experience the lush waterways of this national forest. To get the most out of a trip to Superior National Forest, we recommend boondocking to enjoy its full natural splendor.
North Shore Scenic Drive
As all RVers know, RV trips involve a lot of time on the road. During your next RV trip to Minnesota, take the scenic route. Bad puns aside, the North Shore Scenic Drive is one of the most picturesque stretches of road in the US. It is found on a stretch of Highway 61 between Grand Portage and Duluth and skirts the western shore of Lake Superior. Enjoy views of the lush pine and birch forests, the stunning shore of the world’s largest lakes, lighthouses and maybe a bald eagle or two. Music fans may recognize the name of this scenic road; Bob Dylan wrote the song “Highway 61” about this very drive.
The International Wolf Center
A stop at the International Wolf Center during your next RV trip in Minnesota is one you will surely never forget. Founded in 1993, the International Wolf Center is dedicated to the study and preservation of North America’s wolf population. The center features a live pack of four wolves from different species, as well as a museum about the history of wolves. The International Wolf Center has a series of rotating exhibits and provides a variety of adventure programs that are great for the whole family.
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