Forestville / Mystery Cave State Park is one of the best Minnesota state parks because of its diversity; beautiful wooded trails, limestone bluffs, a pre-Civil War cemetery, historic village, trout streams, underground cave tours, and more.
Guide to the top things to do in Galena, Illinois – one of the top trending destinations in the United States. This charming Midwestern town features historic 19th century homes and buildings, cool tours, boutique shopping, and more.
Guide to the most haunted places in historic Galena, Illinois – and the best ghost tour in this former lead-mining town. A storytelling guide leads you through the streets of Galena by candlelight as you learn about the town’s scary legends and eerie paranormal activity.
Flandrau State Park, set in the charming German community of New Ulm, MN, offers scenic overlooks and trails through the woods and grasslands and along a goat prairie and the Cottonwood River. Additionally, Flandrau State Park offers a sandy-bottom swimming pond.
One of the closest state parks to the Twin Cities, William O’Brien State Park in Marine of St. Croix is a perfect day trip from Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. Hike under 100-year-old pine trees, next to the St. Croix River and wetlands, through prairies, oak savanna, and hardwood forests. Other highlights include a huge beaver lodge and a small lake with a sandy beach and fishing pier.
A local’s guide to the fourth-oldest state park in rural Minnesota: Fort Ridgley State Park. The top things to do at this former military fort on the frontier include hiking and horse trails, trout fishing, camping, and more.
Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul offers easy, scenic hiking trails, and is located within the Twin Cities, MN metro area. Here you can hike to the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. And it’s one of the best state parks for history buffs – with the area dating back 10,000 years.