land of 10,000 lakes
Home to the start of the mighty Mississippi River, this whole state is essentially a natural waterpark. Considering Minnesota kisses the northern US border, the climate here can get frigid. When the summer sun goes away, Minnesota becomes a winter wonderland where snowmobiles, dog sledding and skiing become the main outdoor activities. The best part about this midwestern state is that it’s residents have consistently been ranked as some of the friendliest people in America.