Minnesota, known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, is a captivating state in the northern United States, boasting a diverse blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication.


What you’ll love most about Minnesota

  • The dynamic Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, anchor the state’s cultural scene with their vibrant arts, music, and culinary offerings
  • The iconic Mississippi River flows through these cities, enhancing their picturesque landscapes
  • Minnesota is adorned with pristine lakes, including the majestic Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes
  • Voyageurs National Park, in the northern part of the state, showcases the wilderness and offers a serene escape into nature

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Minneapolis’s weather patterns

  • Lady hiking Grand Marais Honeymoon Bluff - Explore Minnesota/Roy Son

  • Bob Dylan mural, downtown Minneapolis- Meet Minneapolis/Bill Hickey

  • Padelford riverboat in the fall on the Mississippi River - Visit Saint Paul

  • Gooseberry Falls State Park waterfall - Explore Minnesota/Justin Pruden

  • Bean and Bear lakes in the fall - Explore Minnesota

  • Paisley Park Purple Rain motorcycle exhibit - Explore Minnesota

  • Bean bear lakes fall hike - Explore Minnesota/Alyssa Hei

  • Target Field and city skyline - Explore Minnesota

  • Lutsen Resort - Explore Minnesota/Buffalo Media Group

  • Couple relaxing at Silver Bay, Tettegouche State Park - Explore Minnesota/Ryan Taylor

  • Splitrock Lighthouse, Lake Superior North Shore - Explore Minnesota

  • Family at Itasca State Park's Mississippi headwaters - Explore Minnesota/KVIDT Creative

  • Northern lights with houseboat in Voyageurs National Park - Explore Minnesota

  • Minneapolis illuminated at night - Explore Minnesota/Greg Lundgren

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • -5℃
  • -3℃
  • 6℃
  • 13℃
  • 20℃
  • 25℃
  • 28℃
  • 26℃
  • 22℃
  • 15℃
  • 7℃
  • -3℃
  • 3
  • 3
  • 5
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 6

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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