Minnesota is a beautiful landscape with forests caressed by the majestic Mississippi River. The beautiful state is nicknamed as ‘The Land of 10,000 Lakes’ as it has a total of 11,842 lakes, enticing tourists all the year through. Hiring cheap car rentals during your stay here will give you access to independent transportation options that is perfect for holiday makers, as you can plan your vacation agenda based on your interests.
Minnesota is home to two national forests. If you want a great holiday escape into the woods alone or with family, you needn’t go beyond the Forest History Center located in the middle of woods at Grand Rapids. The center provides a hands-on experience to the lifestyle of the twentieth century. It has a separate logging camp of white pine, well furnished with utensils of the bygone era, along with a horse barn and a blacksmith shop located close to the forest. You can also drive your car rentals and head to the Pine River for fishing. Hiking and biking trails and scenic canoe and kayak routes are other outdoor activities available here. In winter, you can also enjoy snowmobile trails, skiing and ice fishing.
The Gilfillan Estate in Redwood Falls under the administration of the Redwood County Historical Society is one of the eminent structures of Minnesota. The historical building is today a busy center for hosting weddings, other functions and if you are here during the falls enjoy the local fall festival hosted here. The protected Cafesjian's Carousel is housed near the Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul. This favorite ride of the yesteryear was the most sought after ride in the annual Minnesota State Fair. The fabulous masterpiece is beautifully preserved by the Victorian-era Como Park Conservatory.
There are many virtuoso musicians and artists in Minnesota with many centers and art galleries to showcase their marvels. The Lake Region Art Gallery at Fergus Falls is a popular art gallery where local artists get a platform. You can also drive your car rentals to the Hwy 44 Spring Grove to enter the Bluff Country Artists Gallery or to Wind Whisper West Kimono Gallery at Wabasha. The former has the works of around 70 regional artists. Walker Art Center, Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Guthrie Theater are other places of interest to the art loving tourists. Guthrie Theater is a landmark in theater and live entertainment in the region. The theater has invested in a multi fold improvement in designs, sound and visual techniques and is reputed for its class performance and exciting visual experience.
Drive your car rentals to the Minnesota Children's Museum located at 10 West 7th Street in St. Paul which houses four galleries that holds exhibitions throughout the year. You should also find time to stop at the different zoos, theme parks and amusement parks such as Nickelodeon Universe, housed in the Mall of America or Valleyfair family amusement park in Shakopee. The Minnesota Zoo, Como Zoo, Lake Superior Zoo and Great Lakes Aquarium are other popular attractions.