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Great lakes

minnesota

Great
StopS

Along the
Great River Road

Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum

Bemidji
Further south is the town of Bemidji,
on the southwest shore of Lake Bemidji.
The community claims to be the home
of legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan, as
evidenced by the massive roadside Paul
Bunyan and Babe sculptures. The city is
a popular tourist destination because of
its lakeside location, attracting outdoor
enthusiasts and fishermen, especially in
the summer months.
itasca state Park
Perhaps the only place where man
feels mightier than the Mississippi,
Itasca State Park is the river’s source.
The headwaters are designated by a
44-foot-long outlet dam at the north
end of Lake Itasca, and visitors can
cross it by wading in the shallow water
or walking along a log bridge. The park
has 32,000-plus acres to explore, and is
popular for hiking, biking, swimming,
fishing. and more.

In the Spotlight //

A River Runs
Through It
A historic and magical road

T

his year marks the 75th anniversary of the Great River
Road, which travels nearly 3,000 miles through 10 states
along the Mississippi River. The road was established in
1938 at the urging of U.S. Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes.
Traveling the 575 miles through Minnesota is not only a great way
to celebrate the historic highway but to see many of the great sites
throughout the state. The road brings travelers through 11 state parks,
60 communities, countless state historic sites, the Chippewa National
Forest, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, and
much, much more.

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science museum
of minnesota
Located on the Mississippi
riverfront in downtown St.
Paul, the Science Museum
of Minnesota draws 1 million
visitors annually with its cool,
hands-on science exhibits.
The Mississippi River Gallery
allows visitors to travel virtually
along the river as it courses through
the state through interactive exhibits.
A popular feature is the authentic towboat perched on a 75-foot-high gallery
balcony overlooking the river.



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At the Fifty
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Leder(hosen) of the Pack
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