Dream weaver: Moorhead museum documents Minnesotan’s Norwegian sailing dream

You can take a trip to Norway simply by visiting Moorhead, Minnesota. The city is home to the Hjemkomst Center, which honors an American’s dream of traveling across the ocean to his homeland of Norway in a replica of a Viking ship. Robert Asp dreamed of traveling aboard the Hjemkomst (pronounced Yem-komst), the name given […]

Guten Tag: Check out New Ulm’s history and culture

History and culture combine to provide a fun-filled weekend in New Ulm. The southwestern Minnesota community has an interesting history, from German immigration in the mid-1800s to being part of the Indian Wars in the early 1860s. The town defended itself against two attacks by the Dakota tribe. The tribe had a reservation near the […]

Play ball! Check out these baseball attractions

It’s opening day for baseball fans. The crack of the bat. The smell of a glove’s leather. Baseball is back. Will the Chicago Cubs repeat as World Series champs? Will Cleveland end its baseball title drought? Doesn’t matter; everyone thinks their team is good enough to win it all…right now. As you grab a hot […]

5 places to celebrate Easter in the Midwest

As Easter approaches, the Midwest offers some beautiful spots to help observe the holiday. From the story of Jesus Christ to places of worship, you can visit interesting attractions. Considered the “eighth wonder of the world,” the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, Iowa, is the largest manmade grotto in the world. The Rev. […]

Wearin’ o’ the Green: Blue Earth, Minnesota, home to Green Giant

Who knew the Jolly Green Giant was Irish? I mean, he wears green…all the time. He has to be Irish, right? Regardless, one thing is for sure – the Green Giant is one of the world’s tallest statues. Standing more than 55 feet tall, he greets people to Blue Earth, Minnesota, just off Interstate 90. […]

Metro CC, The Walking Tourists team to offer Midwest travel classes

Want to learn about day trips from the Omaha area? Maybe check out places where legends and celebrities called home in the Midwest? How about checking out some of the natural beauty we have in the region? These and more are the focus of a Midwest Travel class that we and Metropolitan Community College are […]

Filling our 2017 bucket list on ‘National Plan for Vacation Day’

Welcome to “National Plan for Vacation Day.” Jan. 31 has been designated as the day to help people plan their time off for the year. Project Time Off says that people who plan their vacations early in the year actually take time off from work for some recreation. It’s vital that people plan to take time […]

Radisson Blu hotel ‘attached’ to the Mall of America

Staying at the Radisson Blu hotel next to the Mall of America means you actually don’t have to step outside during your stay, unless you want to. The hotel is connected to North America’s largest shopping mall via a skywalk. Between the hotel and the mall, visitors have everything they need for a short vacation. […]

Travels 2016: Exploring Minnesota

Minnesota may be best known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” but it could easily be called the “Land of 10,000 attractions.” It seems like we took in so many sights during our trips to the north land this year. From learning about my family’s involvement with Minnesota history to visiting the river community of […]

Enjoying the beauty of St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Minnesota’s Twin Cities offer people amazing free attractions. Our latest venture brought us to St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Como Park combines two of our favorites – a zoo and a conservatory/botanical garden. We picked the perfect day to visit. The sun was shining, blue skies with a hint of white clouds above […]

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