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Fun things to do in HOVLAND

The starting point of the mighty Mississippi, Minnesota has stunning prairie lands, beautiful national forests, and cities that are filled with art, culture and entertainment - it really is one big giant playground for kids!

Fancy a walk across the Mississippi? We’re serious! Itasca State Park marks the beginning of that infamous river and the place to do it! (Look out for the bald eagles!) Your water journey can continue with Voyageurs National Park - the only water-based park in the entire country!

The cities and towns are just as entertaining for kids. Hands-on experiences such as The Works and Minnesota Children’s Museum are great for kids creativity and imagination, whilst adventure is waiting at family friendly activities such as Character Challenge Course and Vertical Endeavours Minneapolis!

Don’t forget the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest with Valleyfair, or the thrilling Nickelodeon Universe - (parents you know you want to as well!)

And of course, Minnesota is great for those winter snow activities.  There are plenty of places to hit the slopes, from Giants Ridge Ski Resort, Lutsen Mountains and Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area.

Unspoilt wilderness, vibrant cities, pristine lakes and white-capped mountains…Minnesota is almost right out of a fairytale!

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  • Grand Portage

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    (15 miles) Grand Portage

    or over 400 years Ojibwe families of Grand Portage have tapped maples every spring on a ridge located just off Lake Superior. During the summer, Ojibwe fishermen harvest in the same areas their ...

  • Lutsen Mountains

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    (37 miles) Lutsen

    Skiing and snowboarding fun for the whole family, with green runs, dog sledding, snowshoeing and sleigh rides!

  • Apostle Islands

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    (81 miles) Bayfield

    Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of ...

  • Keweenaw National Historical Park

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    (82 miles) Calumet

    From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, ...

  • Isle Royale National Park

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    (82 miles) Houghton

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  • International Wolf Center

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    (84 miles) Ely

    Take a walk on the wild side when you tour our interpretive facility and learn how wolves use those big ears, big eyes and those infamous big teeth. You'll meet our resident ambassador wolves and ...

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