Unique Things To Do in Minnesota

You’ve seen the lakes, the iconic Twin Cities, the picturesque Minnesota wilderness. Maybe you’ve even fished, hiked, and eaten in gourmet restaurants. But you may still be missing out on some of the best Minnesota has to offer. Insiders can attest that there are many unique experiences to enjoy, if only you know where to look!


Wabasha Cave Tours

Did you know that buried deep beneath the streets of St. Paul are subterranean caves? This networked cavern system was once used by indigenous people in the area. During Prohibition, the caves became a speakeasy, and that tradition lives on during Thursday Swing Nights, where you can grab your dance partner and a cocktail for an unforgettable night of fun. You can also take tours (offered weekly) to learn more about how this special place has been used through the years.


Travail Kitchen

Travail Kitchen is a ticketed fine dining brainchild of James Beard Award semi-finalists Bob Gerken, James Winberg, and Mike Brown. Expect multiple courses, inventive flavors, and food presentation like you’ve never seen before. Travail is constantly changing its menu, so you’ll never experience the same meal twice. You can also choose to add specially curated wine pairings to your meal. This delightful foodie experience should not be missed!


Tettegouche Park

Along the shores of Lake Superior is Tettegouche Park, a majestic and stunning natural wonder. There are lakes where you can swim and fish, waterfalls to explore, and rock climbing at Shovel Point and Palisade Head. Gorgeous all year round, you can tailor your activities to the season.


Dog Sled Tours

Head north to Ely (two hours north of Duluth) where Alaskan Huskies will guide you through the ice and snow, for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. You can also hike, camp, or even stay in a yurt! Group and private tours are available.


Can Can Wonderland

This St. Paul neighborhood treasure is part mini-golf, part art installation, and part classic arcade. Did we mention live music and delicious food, too? Each of the 18 holes on the course is a unique work of art, and it’s accessible for children and adults, and affordably priced. Classic arcade games and other activities like Skee Ball will round out your day of fun. 


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