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United States: Tennessee: Memphis
3. Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve
United States: Kansas
United Arab Emirates
6. Grand Teton National Park
United States: Wyoming
United States: South Dakota
8. Texas State Fair
United States: Texas: North Texas: Dallas County: Dallas: Fair Park
9. Giant's Causeway
United Kingdom: Northern Ireland: County Antrim
10. Arrowhead Mountains
United States: Montana
11. New Orleans
United States: Louisiana: Orleans Parish
12. Kentucky Horse Country
United States: Kentucky
14. Florida Keys
United States: Florida
United States: Illinois: Cook County
So I picked up a copy of that book and saw that the Iowa State Fair was in it. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota (about a 5 hour drive), so my friends and I decided to check it out… lots of fun, lots of state fair food (like fried cheese on a stick), but nowhere near as big or as kitchy as the Minnesota State Fair. Thumbs up, but if you can only get to one come to Minnesota!over 7 years ago
…when a place gets this much snow, gets this cold (and this hot!), and has mosquitoes the size of smaller states, there must be something keeping people here, right?
Right. Take a walk around Minneapolis’ Chain of Lakes, right in the city. Or wander around St. Paul’s historic “hills”: Cathedral Hill, Ramsey Hill, Crocus Hill. Drive down the Great Mississippi River Road to Winona — or drive up from Duluth to Grand Marais along the North Shore of Lake Superior. This is a seriously beautiful place.
Or, if you’re not so much into the aesthetics, check out the coffee shops. If you’re from the rest of the country, you’ve probably forgotten what life was like before Starbucks. Minneapolis and St. Paul have more local coffee shops per capita than anywhere else in the States.
More of a culture hound? The premier modern art museum in the country is here. Our fine arts museum is free. We have more theater seats per capita than anywhere but New York City. We have an “adult alternative” public radio station.
Scared of the weather? Just come in June, check it out. You’ll survive. You might even like it.over 7 years ago