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Minnesota regions map Central Minnesota Minneapolis - St. Paul Northeast Minnesota Northwest Minnesota Southern Minnesota

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Each region of Minnesota offers a wide array of places to see and adventures to have. City lovers will find first-rate museums and world-class theaters in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area; nature buffs will want to explore the North Shore, northwest and central lakes regions; and small-town charm is the hallmark of southern Minnesota.

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In the heart of central Minnesota, you will find a scene of crystal lakes and wooded hills. Fishing, boating and waterskiing are all big here. The area is also known as a golf destination, with more than 70 scenic courses, many crafted by top designers.

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The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is cosmopolitan at its heart and small town along its perimeter. Throughout the region, you’ll find an exciting arts and music scene, exceptional shopping, award-winning restaurants, wineries and craft breweries, and distinctive accommodations.

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Northeast Minnesota is a land of special places, from wilderness lakes of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the magnificent Lake Superior. Duluth offers big city fun with a seaport flavor, while smaller towns here have some interesting finds.

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Fishing on Little Cut Foot Sioux Lake

Minnesota’s great northwest, where the prairie meets the north woods, naturally offers plenty to explore. This land is home to Minnesota’s largest lakes and the headwaters of the great Mississippi River. Attractive towns offer specialty shops, art galleries and dining of all kinds.

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Across the southern region of Minnesota you will find a variety of activities and landscapes. Among the top attractions are the National Eagle Center, Pipestone National Monument, SPAM Museum, Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Commonweal Theatre.

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