Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," Minnesota actually has over 11,000 inland bodies of water. In addition to its many lakes, the state contains deciduous forests in the southeastern region and prairies in the western portion largely used for agricultural purposes. It is the second most northern state after Alaska. The northern part of the state borders Canada and the region is largely used for recreation, mining and forestry. More than 3,000 Amish make their homes in Minnesota. The majority of their peaceful communities exist in the central, northwest and southeast regions of the state.
When you rent in Minnesota, you'll have an endless array of year-round things to do. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy boating, many types of fishing and amazing golf courses. If you'd like a bit of exercise, you can go out and ride some of the best bicycle trails in the nation. A great mix of part indoor, part outdoor outing is a leisurely winery or brewery tour. Excellent museums, shopping and live theater are just a few of the other indoor activities available. If you have ever wanted to visit Amish Country, you can do that as well. Minnesota's most visited tourist attraction, Mall of America, always provides a great indoor experience. For those who enjoy more "extreme" adventure, cave tours in Bluff County and Iron Range mining area tours are popular. Milder tours include seeing highlights of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area via bicycle, touring vans or Segways. No matter what kind of fun you like to have, you can definitely find it in Minnesota.