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  1. Moriah
    April 2, 2019 @ 5:15 am

    I had no idea most of this was in Minnesota! So glad you shared.

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    • dankiteski
      April 2, 2019 @ 11:34 am

      Thank you, Moriah- I’m really glad to hear you liked this post.

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  2. Raghav
    April 2, 2019 @ 10:57 am

    USA is so far away from me that I get lazy planning my trips to that side of the world. However, reading posts like this does make me realise all that I am missing. Minnesota seems like a genuinely natural and beautiful place. I would love to visit the different caves, which should make for quite an adventure. As for The Lost 40, I would hope there are more mapping errors around the world, so we can see more and more trees grow undisturbed.

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  3. Sreekar
    April 2, 2019 @ 12:28 pm

    Wow. There seems to be no shortage of great places in Minnesota. Especially would love to check out the Voyageurs National Park. It seems eerily serene if there was such a thing. And loved the view from Split Rock lighthouse. Stunning!

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    • dankiteski
      April 2, 2019 @ 2:20 pm

      Indeed, Sreekar. I hope you make it to Voyageurs National Park someday 🙂

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  4. Jane Dempster-Smith
    April 3, 2019 @ 12:14 am

    What a stunning region of the USA. I really enjoyed your photos. The view from above of the Minnesota Forest forming the shape of the state was something that I have never heard of before. Minneopa and its meaning of water falling twice was beautiful – the waterfall was stunning.

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    • dankiteski
      April 4, 2019 @ 8:39 pm

      It sure is, Jane. Thank you for your comment and I hope you get the chance to visit soon 🙂

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  5. Cat
    April 3, 2019 @ 5:31 am

    Gunflint Trail is something we will do when we visit Minnesota. We are always up for strenuous activity in the outdoors.

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    • dankiteski
      April 4, 2019 @ 8:40 pm

      The Gunflint Trail is a must-visit, Cat. I hope you get the chance to visit soon

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  6. Anwesha
    April 3, 2019 @ 8:17 am

    Wao, Minnesota has so many places to visit and things to do! You are right that Minnesota is not the first name that comes to mind while traveling to US for holidays but that doesn’t mean it has nothing to offer to its visitors.

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    • dankiteski
      April 4, 2019 @ 8:40 pm

      Absolutely, Anwesha! Minnesota has so much to offer.

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  7. Hailey
    April 3, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

    It’s so nice to see a post about Minnesota! I have only been once, but after looking at all these pictures I want to go back! I love that the lost 40 exists because someone made an error. Bad for him, great for us. 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      April 4, 2019 @ 8:42 pm

      Thank you, Hailey. I hope you visit again and explore some of the places you missed 🙂

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  8. Neha
    April 3, 2019 @ 9:48 pm

    Minnesota lkkks like it has so much to offer. That waterfalls and pelican lake is amazing! Also the cave.. wow! I great read

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    • dankiteski
      April 4, 2019 @ 8:42 pm

      It sure does, Neha. Thank you for stopping by and commenting

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  9. wander women abroad
    April 4, 2019 @ 12:14 am

    I have never been to Minnesota but now I feel like I have to go and see all these cool things with my own eyes. Especially the squid fossils in the Mystery Caves. HOW COOL!

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    • dankiteski
      April 4, 2019 @ 8:43 pm

      It’s a must-visit! I hope you get the chance to explore the Mystery Caves and some of the other hidden gems in Minnesota 🙂

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  10. Annas
    April 4, 2019 @ 7:18 am

    wow, this looks like a great place! never been to Minnesota, can’t wait to go one day soon!

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    • dankiteski
      April 4, 2019 @ 8:45 pm

      It sure is, Annas. Thank you for stopping by and commenting 🙂

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  11. Rebecca
    April 4, 2019 @ 12:37 pm

    Thank you for this great post. I would love to visit Minnesota and this has given me so much inspo. I love how awesome the Mystery Cave State Park looks.

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    • dankiteski
      April 4, 2019 @ 8:46 pm

      Thank you, Rebecca! I’m really glad to hear you found some inspiration in this post.

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  12. umiko
    April 4, 2019 @ 5:26 pm

    I’ve never been to Minnesota yet, but we will visit as part of our visiting all states in the US. Its hidden nature gems are amazing. I will have to make sure we won’t miss the Minneopa Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse, and the Pipestone National Monument. Thank you for sharing beautiful pictures and information that help us making a plan.

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    • dankiteski
      April 4, 2019 @ 8:46 pm

      Thank you, Umiko! I’m glad to hear this post helped you plan your itinerary 🙂

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  13. Sinjana Ghosh
    April 4, 2019 @ 8:12 pm

    Minnesota strikes me as a quaint city place away from the crowd with great natural beauty. The land of 10000 lakes – wow! That’s enough to entice me to this beautiful place. The Pelican lake is already my favorite. Must be fascinating for bird watchers.

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    • dankiteski
      April 4, 2019 @ 8:47 pm

      Oh, it definitely is, Sinjana. Despite its natural beauty, it remains off most tourists’ radars 🙂

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  14. Abhinav Singh
    April 4, 2019 @ 8:46 pm

    I had so idea that Minnesota has so much to offer! I love the outdoors, the abundance of natural beauty is amazing. I especially loved the pelican lake. Mystery Cave State Park also seems exciting. The history of Native Americans has always fascinated me. Of all the places you mentioned to me, their worship place attracts me the most.

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    • dankiteski
      April 4, 2019 @ 8:49 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Abhinav! I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed this article and I hope you get the chance to visit and experience some of these things as soon as possible.

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  15. Shane Prather
    April 4, 2019 @ 10:44 pm

    I actually have never been to Minnesota and had no idea it had so much beauty to offer in the great outdoors! You have me convinced to take an adventure trip sooner rather than later.

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    • dankiteski
      April 10, 2019 @ 7:28 pm

      Thank you Shane and I hope you get the chance to visit soon

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  16. Yukti
    April 5, 2019 @ 10:13 am

    I never knew that Minnesota has wonderful natural gems. I used to know about this place for great University. But now definitely check these places. I would love to go for Minneopa falls and Gunplint trail as both places have wonderful photo opportunities. Thanks for sharing a hidden gem with us.

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    • dankiteski
      April 10, 2019 @ 7:28 pm

      It sure does, Yukti 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and dropping a comment

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  17. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
    April 5, 2019 @ 5:21 pm

    Wow, I love how you were able to gather all these hidden gems that Minnesota has to proffer in one blog post. I haven’t heard anything about all these stunning places, and I wish I can here soon. The Minneopa is something I should not miss to visit, since I’m a huge fan of waterfalls, and it gives me a refreshing feeling. Thank you so much for this.

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    • dankiteski
      April 10, 2019 @ 7:31 pm

      I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed this article so much! Thank you for stopping by and dropping a comment

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  18. Kevin | Caffeinated Excursions
    April 6, 2019 @ 4:51 pm

    I love travel blog posts that feature destinations that are “hidden in plain sight,” so to speak! Everything you cover here is beautiful, especially the attractions on the shore of the lake. I had never heard of or seen the lighthouse before, and it looks like it’s set in such beautiful surroundings. That forest in the shape of Minnesota is also really interesting and funny! I’m surprised someone was able to make that and then able to wait for it to be discovered on Google Maps. What a fun and informative post, thank you for sharing!

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    • dankiteski
      April 10, 2019 @ 7:32 pm

      Thank you, Kevin! I’m really glad to hear you enjoy this kind of posts. Stay tuned, there’s a lot more to come 🙂

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  19. Alexander Popkov
    April 7, 2019 @ 8:54 pm

    Somehow, reminds a lot of Northern Norway. I would say, I would feel really comfortable exploring the nature of Minnesota. These are some lovely outdoors.

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    • dankiteski
      April 10, 2019 @ 7:33 pm

      I haven’t been to Norway yet but I have heard a few people saying that too. I hope you get the chance to visit someday

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