Minnesota Weather Conditions that Impact Fall Colors

Minnesota’s Fall Colors One of the highlights of living in Minnesota is being part of the constantly changing seasons, especially in the Fall when the colors change between mid-September (Northern Minnesota) to mid-October (Southern Minnesota). There’s really nothing like it; the slight chill in the air, the wonderful smell of leaves that have fallen to […]

Top Ten Golf Courses in Minnesota

According to Golf Digest Magazine’s 2015-16 list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, there are three public courses listed for Minnesota. Golf Digest is a magazine devoted to “the modern golfer”. Their golf course rankings are highly respected and were first started back in 1966. In 2015-16 though, Golf Digest rated the following courses (both private […]

Split Rock Light House Turns 100

Shipwrecks from a mighty 1905 November gale on Lake Superior prompted this rugged landmark’s construction. Completed by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1910, Split Rock Light Station was soon one of Minnesota’s best known landmarks. Restored to its 1920s appearance, the lighthouse offers a glimpse of lighthouse life in this remote and spectacular setting. Split […]

2009 Top 10 Corniest Requests Received at the Explore Minnesota Tourism Call-In Center

Behind the scenes at the Explore Minnesota Tourism’s Travel, counselors assist potential visitors on the telephone, as well as fulfilling mail requests. The following are the top ten corniest requests received in 2009 at the Explore Minnesota Tourism Call-In Center. “I’m coming in July and I want snowmobile rental information.” “Does one need a travel permit or visa […]