We live here, so we understand it. The beautiful four seasons, the hiking, the biking, the lakes, the rivers, pretty much everything you could want. It is all right here in Minnesota.

No matter what you are looking for, there is a pretty good chance that Minnesota has it. (Okay, so we don't have an ocean, but that's about it) In fact, right here in Southeast Minnesota, there are TONs of events going on throughout the summer that will surely put smiles on your entire family's face. Check out the full list here. 

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Minnesota Is A Top 10 State For Fun

Our friends at Wallet Hub took a look at which states were the most fun, and Minnesota landed right in the Top 10, right at number nine.

Wallet Hub looked across 26 key metrics of a good time and ranked all 50 states.

"With pure enjoyment in mind, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 26 key indicators of a jolly good time that won’t break the bank. They range from movie costs to accessibility of national parks to casinos per capita."

Source: WalletHub

California, Florida, Nevada, and New York took the first four spots in the rankings. Illinois was ranked the highest state in the Midwest at number five and then Minnesota slotted in at number nine.

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When diving deeper into the rankings, Minnesota ranked ninth in Entertainment and Recreation and was seventh in Night Life. Minnesota was also three in Most Performance Arts per Capita and was number two in Highest Personal Expenditures on Recreation Services per Capita.

Where Did Minnesota's Neighbors Land?

Wisconsin was number 15, South Dakota was 31, Iowa was 32, and North Dakota came in at number 35.

So, when you are looking to have fun in Minnesota what is your go-to spot?

9 Strange Ghost Towns Within 100 Miles of Rochester, Minnesota

Ghost towns are interesting to learn about and there are many around Minnesota. But here are 9 ghost towns that are all within 100 miles of Rochester, Minnesota. Most of them are actually within an hour.

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