Outdoor recreation generates millions of dollars for Minnesota's economy as well as provides physical activity and mental restoration for residents and visitors alike. More than 10,000 lakes and our amazing 'blueways' create multiple tourism opportunities and development challenges.
Cultural heritage is a significant attraction for many communities and usually related to nature-based tourism. With Minnesota’s amazing cultural resources, we can draw on a number of #OnlyinMN opportunities
About 25% of Minnesota tourism spending happens in the winter months. Events and festivals spur our communities to action and excitement, no matter the temperatures. Year-round, tourism has a significant impact in most Minnesota communities.
Transportation is a key element for successful tourism. From roadways to rails, our travelers spend about 17% on transportation.
The lights twinkle across this ‘Twins’ landscape and invite visitors to enjoy nightlife in a variety of venues: From First Avenue to Frontenac State Park!
Minnesota has been surging on the biking scene with several communities and multiple businesses identified as ‘bike friendly.’ PEDAL MN focuses on marketing Minnesota’s biking opportunities and our ongoing work to document the impacts of biking is attracting attention
Iconic images of our urban centers, such as the Spoonbridge and Cherry, celebrate the strong arts and culture scene in Minnesota. Arts and culture abounds throughout Minnesota, however, and celebrates every community!