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Fall is Just Around the Corner

We have been experiencing some great fall weather. Cooler temps and nice sunny days. Now is a great time to plan you fall leave viewing get away! The fall colors have begun in the Rush City, Minnesota area and will soon be in full color! Book a room at the Maple Knoll Inn, Rush City,  […]

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Women’s Air Race Classic comes to Faribault!

  Women’s Air Race Classic comes to Faribault, MN! Started in 1929 as the Women’s Air Derby, the current Air Race Classic, Ltd. (ARC) stepped in to continue the tradition of transcontinental speed competition for women pilots in 1977.  The race routes are approximately 2,400 statute miles in length, and the contestants are given four days, flying VFR (visual […]

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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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Scenic Fall Drives on Minnesota’s North Shore

As we officially say goodbye to summer and welcome fall, it’s time to start looking towards another spectacular fall in Duluth, Minnesota.  The excitement is palpable, and the dramatic colors of fall have already begun their beautiful annual display. Fall foliage is already showing hints of its colorful hues in the surrounding hillsides.  As the […]

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Duluth’s Must-do Summer Attractions

School’s out, summer has officially begun, and the 4th of the July is just around the corner.  Are you looking for an adventure, and seeking the best summer attractions in Minnesota?  As the temperatures rise, it’s time to escape to Duluth; Minnesota’s mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Though it may seem as though you have an […]

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The Maple Knoll Inn Rush City

The Maple Knoll Inn in Rush City, Minnesota, located about half way between MPLS/St. Paul and Duluth along I 35 is a great place to stay. Don’t just take our word about it, read what some of our guests have to say about us on Trip Adviser. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g43481-d4561317-Reviews-Maple_Knoll_Inn-Rush_City_Minnesota.html

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The Summer of 2017 Has Begun!!

Schools out and the temps are in the 90’s so summer has begun. Have you decides what you will be doing to enjoy it? I hate to “rain” on you, but you only have about 12 weekends of summer. That’s right! Just 12 weekends! They will go by so fast!! Don’t miss it! You will […]

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