The 32nd state to be entered into the Union, known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, is one of the most friendly places for recreational vehicles that you can imagine. Whether you stick to the many urban areas, head out into the woods, or seek out one of the pristine lakes, you’ll find something worth seeing. The state is steeped in Native American and colonial history, and its natural wonders know no bounds.
Not sure where to go on your next RV trip? RV World Minnesota in Ramsey, Minnesota, is your local RV dealer. We’ve gathered up some of the best places to take your RV in our fair state.
Superior National Forest (Ely)
Far up in the Arrowhead Region of the state near the United States-Canada border is where you’ll find this expanse of gorgeous forest, which was once the terrain of 18th-century fur traders from France, England and the Netherlands. Here, you’ll find access to 77 of our 10,000 lakes for ample fishing opportunities, including trout and walleye, as well as recreational boating. There are over 2,000 miles of trails to hike and bike to fully explore the extent of the forest.
A quarter of the forest is set aside for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, which can be toured with a small boat. Eagle Mountain, Minnesota’s highest point, is located here, and the summit can be hiked to in under three hours. To truly experience the full wonders of the Superior National Forest, it’s recommended that you boondock here for a few days.
The Mall of America (Bloomington)
Located in Bloomington, the Mall of America (MOA) is one of Minnesota’s most popular and best-known tourist destinations. With well over 500 stores spread over three main floors and over 12,000 parking spaces, there is no shortage of shopping to be had here. The mall is the largest shopping mall in the United States (it even has its own ZIP code!) and the twelfth largest shopping mall in the entire world. Some of the features include a Crayola Experience, the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, CMX Cinemas, and Nickelodeon Universe, which is the largest indoor theme park in the United States. Kids and adults alike are sure to find something that strikes their fancy if you spend a day here!
Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
The Twin Cities area has a lot going for it in terms of recreation. If you’re not familiar with the Twin Cities, then you’ll want to explore everything they have to offer, from the many different museums to the orchestras to a number of different festivals throughout the year. The modern amenities provided by these cities will ensure that you have a great trip no matter what it is you choose to do.
Itasca State Park (Park Rapids)
Leave the city and head back to nature by visiting the headwaters of the majestic Mississippi River at Lake Itasca. This beautiful park was established in 1891 and is Minnesota’s oldest state park. Points of interest include the Great Lakes Pine Forest, the Peace Pipe Vista, and the historic Douglas Lodge. Recreational activities include wildlife spotting, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, swimming, boating, and biking. With 160 campsites featuring electric hook-ups on its grounds, there are plenty of places to park your RV. Just make sure you register for your campsite in advance during the busy season!
Still need an RV before you hit the road? Visit our Ramsey dealership to browse our full stock of new and used RVs for sale. And if your RV needs some tender loving care before you head out on your next adventure, get in touch with our service department to schedule a professional maintenance check-up. RV World Minnesota proudly serves the greater Minneapolis metro area, as well as nearby Coon Rapids, Minnesota.