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Ice Castles Return to Stillwater, MN

Ice castles return to Stillwater, MN in this must-see winter wonderland where fairy tales are brought to life with twinkling lights, magnificent archways and towers, ice-carved tunnels, fountains and slides ready to be explored. By day this frozen castle glimmers with glacial blues and after dark the ice formations create a magical glow. For the […]

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Holiday Train rolls through Minnesota!

All aboard! The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop in more than two-dozen Minnesota towns on its annual ride through the northern U.S., bringing live entertainment and Christmas cheer in exchange for donations to local food banks. The train will be in Minnesota from Dec. 5-13, 2017. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this annual […]

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Minnesota is like living in a state park.

“Minnesota is like living in a state park,” was a statement shared by a guest that was born and raised on the East Coast. After college he immediately moved to Minnesota. For someone who has lived life in the North Star State, it was a welcomed observation. It offered the opportunity to slow down and take […]

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Pumpkin regatta on the St. Croix River!

Stillwater’s Harvest Fest celebrates the beautiful fall weather with Minnesota’s only pumpkin regatta on the St. Croix River! Growers from the region bring pumpkins weighing 1500 pounds and up to compete in the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Amidst the fall colors, locals celebrate with pumpkin baking and decorating, chili cook off, micro brew beer and wine […]

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Bring a friend to hold on to . . .

  Bring a friend to hold on to . . . when you plan a weekend getaway in Central Minnesota to freak out on the region’s largest haunted attraction; Hidden Hollows will scare the “Yell out of You”! This experience is for adults and includes a haunted corn maze, haunted house, tractor ride, reassuring fire […]

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Nisswa Fall Festival Fun Begins Saturday!

  Nisswa ushers in fall with the 44th anual Nisswa Fall Festival on Saturday, September 16th.  The 12th annual Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge is also part of this annual fall tradition.  Start your day with a pancake breakfast.  Participate in the medallion hunt and compete in the bean bag tournament.  Kids congregate at KidZone near […]

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Olde Depot JUNKtion

This Memorial Day Weekend be sure to visit the Olde Depot JUNKtion, a two-day vintage, repurposed, antique sale held rain or shine at the historic Northern Pacific Event Center in Brainerd Minnesota. Saturday and Sunday only, antique vendors from across the Nation will be making a stop with a huge selection of treasured vintage finds at the […]

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100-Mile Garage Sale

The 100-Mile Garage Sale extends from Winona, north to Red Wing, on the Minnesota side of the River and Fountain City, north to Prescott, on the Wisconsin side of the River. Fifteen historic river towns and two states clean out their attics, garages and basements to create the most spectacular garage sale around! Bargain hunters […]

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It’s Time to Tap the Trees!

As warmer days and cooler nights begin . . . the sap starts to run . . . which means it’s time to tap the trees! On Saturday, March 18, outdoor enthusiasts are welcome to learn in-depth and hands-on about the basics of maple syruping through this small-group, workshop-style experience. After a hearty breakfast at one of the […]

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SOAR with the Eagles

SOAR with the Eagles is happening all month long in March! The National Eagle Center has a wonderful lineup of presenters and exhibitors featuring some exciting new things and some old favorites including flying bird shows, live animals, arts & crafts, exotic birds, insects and more! Live eagle programs daily at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and […]

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