Minnesota – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Petr Novák

Minnesota is an American state located in the Midwest near the border with Canada. Nicknamed the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, its abundance of natural beauty makes it a popular vacation destination. Minnesota is heavily forested and many of its residents have ancestors in Germany or Scandinavia. The names Minnesota, Minnessota or Minnesota are misnomers.

Minnesota – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Map of Minnesota / Where is Minnesota?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information About Minnesota
  2. What to See in the State of Minnesota
  3. Fun Facts about Minnesota
  4. Minnesota Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Minnesota
  6. Food Prices in Minnesota
  7. State Symbols of Minnesota

Basic Information About Minnesota

What to See in the State of Minnesota

  1. Voyageurs National Park
  2. Minneapolis Institute of Art
  3. Target Field baseball stadium
  4. St. Paul’s Cathedral in Saint Paul
  5. Gooseberry Falls State Park
  6. Minnesota Maritime Art Museum in Winona
  7. Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors
  8. Technical Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul
  9. Lake Harriet Lake
  10. Mall of America

For tips on other sights and places of interest in Minnesota, post them in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Minnesota

Minnesota’s date of entry into the Union

May 11, 1858 (32nd in order)

Minnesota state nickname

Land of 10,000 Lakes

Minnesota’s tallest mountain

Eagle Mountain (701 metres)

Minnesota Rivers

  1. Mississippi River (3,730 km)
  2. Red River of the North (890 km)
  3. Des Moines River (845 km)
  4. Cedar River (544 km)
  5. Minnesota River (534 km)

Minnesota Airports

  1. Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport
  2. Duluth International Airport
  3. Rochester International Airport
  4. Bemidji Regional Airport
  5. St. Cloud Regional Airport

Minnesota Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): Minnesota Vikings
  • MLB (baseball): Minnesota Twins
  • MLS (soccer): Minnesota United FC
  • NHL (ice hockey): Minnesota Wild
  • NBA (basketball): Minnesota Timberwolves

Universities in Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota

ZIP Codes


Weather in Minnesota | Average Temperatures in Minnesota | Average Precipitation Minnesota

Minnesota Weather

Minnesota has four seasons with alternating hot summers and cool winters. These tend to be characterized by below-freezing temperatures and high snow cover. Occasionally, it is possible to experience freezing rain and, in very rare cases, extreme frosts of around -40 °C. Snow showers also occur in spring, with tornadoes occasionally striking towards the end of the season.

Summers tend to be hot and muggy, especially in southern Minnesota. The average temperature in the south is around 30 °C, in the north around 25 °C, and temperatures reaching 40 °C are not uncommon.

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Largest Cities in Minnesota

# City Population Map
1 Minneapolis 429,606 Show on Map
2 St. Paul 308,096 Show on Map
3 Rochester 118,935 Show on Map
4 Duluth 85,618 Show on Map
5 Bloomington 84,943 Show on Map
6 Brooklyn Park 80,389 Show on Map
7 Plymouth 79,768 Show on Map
8 Woodbury 72,828 Show on Map
9 Maple Grove 62,528 Show on Map
10 Saint Cloud 68,462 Show on Map

Food Prices in Minnesota

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $7.50
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $6.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.37
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.91
  • Milk (1 l): $0.80
  • Bread (500 g): $2.98
  • Rice (1 kg): $6.04
  • Egg (12 pcs): $2.01
  • Cheese (1 kg): $9.56
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $12.61
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $14.70
  • Apples (1 kg): $6.04
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.58
  • Oranges (1 kg): $5.37
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $4.22
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $3.65
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $2.08
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.30
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $9.53

Minneapolis grocery prices valid in January 2021. Take these as a guideline, prices vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Minnesota Flag | Minnesota State Emblem

State Symbols of Minnesota

  • Gemstone: a tile from Lake Superior
  • Mushroom: Morels
  • Flower: Queen’s wort
  • Butterfly: monarch migratory
  • Muffin: Blueberry muffin
  • Drink: milk
  • Fruit: Honeycrisp apple
  • Song: Hail! Minnesota
  • Bird: Icewing
  • Fish: crystal scad
  • Sport: ice hockey
  • Tree: pine tree

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