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With its lakes, forests and areas of wilderness, Minnesota is a superb holiday destination for anyone looking for outdoor activities such as water sports or hiking. It has the second largest population of timber wolves in the USA, and wildlife lovers may also spot moose, black bears, whitetail deer and bald eagles. Renting a cabin in the forest would be the perfect idea, but if you do prefer to be in town a spacious apartment could be the answer. Whatever your preference, self-catering accommodation is an ideal alternative to hotel rooms and will help you to save money.
Minnesota's state parks are open all the year round, so it's the ideal location whether you are looking for fishing, hiking or winter sports. If it's cycling you're interested in, head for the Paul Bunyan State Trail. The Oliver Kelley Farm is an unusual kind of attraction, as it is a living history museum where the staff dress and carry out farming activities as they would have done in the nineteenth century. Birdwatchers visiting in November should head for Brownsville Overlook or Weaver Bottoms to catch the wonderful sight of migrating tundra swans. For the golf enthusiast, there are more than five hundred courses. In north-eastern Minnesota, Wild North is a group of ten golf courses including the Superior National at Lutsen, with views over Lake Superior, and the Legend at Giants Ridge.
There is no shortage of attractions in Minnesota for young animal lovers. Don't miss Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley which specialises in African rainforest animals including river hogs, Colobus monkeys, fruit bats and dwarf crocodiles. At St Paul's Como Zoo polar bears are the stars of the show. If you are holidaying in Minnesota in the summer, look out for the turtle races in Perham, Longville and Nisswa. When you've had enough of wildlife, you can visit one of the indoor water parks such as the Big Splash at Arrowhead Resort, Alexandria.
Why not consider the money-saving option of rented accommodation for your family holiday in Minnesota? It might be a lakeside lodge or a flat with a fully equipped kitchen that will enable you to cook your family their favourite food as and when it suits you. You could have a forest or a golf course right on your doorstep, depending on which type of activity you are looking for. Why not read some of our genuine user reviews before you make your booking? We have a great range of self-catering accommodation for you to choose from, and we can assure you of excellent value. Your holiday in Minnesota will definitely be one to remember!