2019 Travel Guide
The official publication of
Explore Minnesota, an office
of the state of Minnesota
121 Seventh Place E, Suite 360
St. Paul, MN 55101
John F. Edman
Greenspring Media, LLC
Minneapolis, MN, greenspring.com
;; ;;;;;, ;;;;;; ;; ;;; ;;;;; ;;;;;;;;;: Where are you going? How long are
you staying? What will you do there? But in practice, travel is personal. It’s your
daughter catching her first fish, you and your partner unexpectedly seeing the
northern lights, your dog summiting his highest peak yet.
When these moments happen, the place that made them possible will
forever be part of the story. You may call it your happy place or your secret
spot. In Minnesota, we call it your True North. It’s the place that brings a smile
to your face as soon as you see it enter the horizon, and the place that stays in
your heart for years a;er you’ve le;.
So where is your True North? You might find it on a sunset paddle on the
Mississippi River, which begins in northwest Minnesota and flows south past
charming towns, through idyllic countryside and between the state’s two
biggest cities. Maybe it’s on a historic main street in southern Minnesota,
where you find the perfect pair of earrings at a local boutique before heading to
happy hour at the nearest taproom. Wherever it is, and however many people
have been there, your True North will always be uniquely yours.
This year is a be;er time than ever to find your True North in Minnesota.
For sports fans, the NCAA Final Four, ESPN X Games, and a shiny new stadium
for the Minnesota United FC soccer team are among the many highlights.
You can also discover something completely new, like the World Ploughing
Competition in Lake of the Woods, or yoga with llamas (yes, you read that
right) in Waconia. Whatever it is you love to do, chances are you’ll find it—and
so much more—in Minnesota.
So what are you waiting for? Countless ideas for cities to visit, trails to ride,
foods to eat and places to entertain the kids can be found in the pages of this
guide. Once you’re here, we know you’ll find your True North and want to share
it with everyone back home. Or maybe you’ll want to keep it to yourself. Either
way, your True North is waiting for you in Minnesota. All you have to do is find it.
Director, Explore Minnesota