The University of Minnesota was established in 1851, with two campuses; one in Minneapolis and another in St. Paul. It is one of the best public universities in the USA.
This is Voyageurs National Park. It's in the northern part of the state. Voyageurs National Park is known for thick forests and the Rainy, Kabetogama and Namakan lakes.
The Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness is home to many species of unique woodland and marshland animals such as deer, moose, and beaver.
Itasca National Park is Minnesota's oldest national park. It was established in 1891. Lake Itasca, which is where the park got it's name, is the source of the mighty Mississippi River that winds down the whole of the United States and empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
Grand Portage National Monument is located on the north shore of Lake Superior. It preserves a vital center of fur trade and Anishinaabeg Ojibwe (which is a Native American tribe) culture.