Minnesota Travel Information

By | October 21, 2022

ATTRACTIONS: (some main ones)

Bundary Waters Region, Itasca National Park and the headwaters of the Mississippi River, Red River Valley, North Shore, sparkingly Minneapolis and historic St. Paul, Ice Ridge Trail and the Santa Cruz River, to name but a few.

  • Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Minnesota, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.

For more attractions and points of interest, follow the links below.

AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:

  • Bemidji
  • Brainerd lakes
  • Crookston
  • Duluth
  • Minneapolis
  • Saint Paul

GENERAL INTEREST:

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  • Times to Travel: With the striking natural beauty of its “10,000 Lakes”, outdoor activities here include camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, skiing and watersports of all descriptions. Add to that mix, the world-class arts and theater venues of Minneapolis and Paul and Minnesota are a year-round destination.

Minnesota weather

Climate: Minnesota experiences its share of temperature extremes with cold winters and temperate to hot summers in the south and cold winters and cool summers in the north; snowstorms are common in winter, and thunderstorms are a spring and summer reality.

  • Biotionary: Nickname of Minnesota, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.

January is the coldest month with average temperatures around 11 degrees. International Falls often has the lowest temperature in the continental US, with daily drops well below 0 degrees. July, the warmest month, can be quite hot and average temperatures reach just over 70 degrees across the state.

The average annual precipitation is 28 inches in the east and central, while the northwest receives less than 20 inches.

Snowfall extremes range from 150 inches in the Superior Highlands of the North Shore to as little as 10 inches in the far reaches of southern Minnesota. An average annual snowfall of about 85 inches is common in and around Duluth.

Seasonal Temperature Averages:

SAINT PAUL

HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 24/-4 (Feb) 26/-3 (March) 30/-1 (April) 49/9

May 63/17 (Jun) 70 /21 (July) 78/25 (August) 81/27

(September) 78/25 (October) 63/17 (November) 49/9 (December) 35/2

LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 10/ -12 (February) 12/-11 (March) 17/-8 (April) 30/-1

May 42/5 (June) 51/10 (July) 60/15 (August) 62/17

(September) 57/14 (October) 41/5 (November) 32/0 (December) 21/-6

Rochester

The city of Rochester, which is the county seat of Olmsted County, is located on the banks of the Zumbro River in the US state of Minnesota . The city is best known for the Mayo Clinic, but it is also home to IBM. Around 100,000 people currently live in Rochester, making it the third largest city in the state. Rochester is part of a large metropolitan statistical area made up of Olmsted, Dodge and Wabasha counties. The population of this area is around 181 thousand. The city is often listed as the best places to live in America.

The area of present-day Rochester was originally home to the Sioux, Ojibwa, Winnebago, and other Native American tribes. In 1851 the Sioux ceded their land to Minnesota and the Traverse des Sioux and Mendota Treaty was concluded. Rochester itself was founded in 1854 by settler George Head, who built the first log cabin here. Originally, this settlement served as a stopover on the route between Saint Paul, Minnesota and Dubugue, Iowa. In 1856, the number of inhabitants had already increased to 50, and two years later there were already 1,500 people living here. In 1857, Rochester became the county seat of Olmsted County, which it still is today.

In the 1860s, the city was connected by railway to the surrounding centers, which increased the population and brought new job and business opportunities. Rochester began to develop and was experiencing a period of prosperity. In 1863, surgeon Dr. William W. Mayo, who treated the wounded during the Civil War.

On August 21, 1883, a large tornado swept through the town and leveled almost everything. At that time, 37 residents lost their lives and several thousand others were injured and left homeless. Since there was no medical facility here at the time, the injured were mainly cared for by Dr. Mayo and his two sons. Thanks to a fundraiser organized by the Sisters of St. Francis and Dr. The first hospital named St Mary’s Hospital could be opened in May in 1889. This facility was one of the largest and most respected in the world. Among the patients, many famous people took turns here, for example, former president George W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan or King Hussein of Jordan. The hospital was later renamed the Mayo Clinic after its founder.

A number of the city’s buildings are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Castle Theater, which now houses the Barnes & Noble bookstore. Michaels, opened in 1951, is one of the oldest continuously operating restaurants. It is currently home to a Greek restaurant. The city features three historic homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright: the AH Bulbulian Residence, the James McBean Residence, and the Thomas Keys Residence. The dominant feature of the city is the disused water tower, which has the shape of an ear of corn, which is the largest in the world. Downtown is home to many high-rise buildings, the vast majority of which belong to the Mayo Clinic. The Gonda Building is interesting, followed by the national cultural monument Mayo Plummer Building, which is considered to be very valuable architecturally. The tallest building is Oakwood Broadway Plaza,

There are many cycling and hiking trails around the city. You can explore the city not only on foot, but also on a bicycle, roller skates or scooter. The city offers more than 97 km of paved trails of various lengths and levels of difficulty. Rochester is surrounded by countryside, fields and forests. Nearby is the Root River Valley, through which the Root River meanders. The site is crossed by the Root River Trail, which opened in 1999.

Rochester, Minnesota