Minnesota Top 10 Attractions

One of the best ways to relieve stress is to uproot from your office desk and take the entire family to a fun-filled vacation. Not sure of where to go? Why not try visiting the beautiful state of Minnesota? Minnesota offers your family a vacation that you will surely remember for a long time. Here are the top 10 attractions that you should check out while you are vacationing in Minnesota:

1: Mall of America

Mall of America
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Aside from going on an exhilarating shopping spree, you can also take the kids for a day of fun, adventure and discovery. You can enjoy some of the thrilling rides at Nickelodeon Universe, explore an array of exotic marine animals at the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, and have hours of imaginative play at Lego Land.

2: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

From tigers, elephants, monkeys, polar bears and giraffes to birds, fish and insects, you can get up close and personal with all these exotic animals at Minnesota's Como Park Zoo. You can also sign up for some interesting classes and group activities that will help you learn more about conserving animals and plants at the Conservatory.

3: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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If you love roughing it up at the great outdoors, you should go on a thrilling canoe adventure at the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Spend a night with your family at their camping grounds, go on challenging hiking trails and enjoy beautiful scenic spots throughout the park.

Website: www.fs.usda.gov

4: Cathedral of Saint Paul

Cathedral of Saint Paul
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Perched on Cathedral Hill overlooking the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, this is a cathedral that is unique and very distinctive in terms of its design and appearance. Dating back to the early 1900s, this is a great place to visit if you are into history and architecture as you will be able to explore both when you come here. You can learn more about parish life at the cathedral as well as taking in the National Shrine of Paul the Apostle. You will be fascinated to learn about the history of the cathedral and you can take some time to take in the arts as part of a group tour of the building.

5: North Shore Scenic Drive

North Shore Scenic Drive
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Anyone that loves being on the road and taking in unadulterated natural beauty will find that Minnesota’s North Shore Scenic Drive is the perfect choice. When you take this drive you will head from Canal Park in Duluth through incredibly beautiful surroundings with breathtaking scenery comprising everything from towering cliffs to crystal clear waters, mountains, and rolling greenery. There are also many different trails so you can make a stop and really get to one with nature as you immerse yourself in these awe-inspiring surroundings.

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