What Makes Fall in Minneapolis Special?

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What Makes Fall in Minneapolis Special?

Minneapolis is known for its outdoor activities and the changing of colors during the fall season is what makes it so special for so many people.  With that being said, let’s take a look at a few places where you can go to enjoy the outdoors and all the colors Minneapolis has to offer.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has the most diverse tree collection in the state, making for one of the most colorful places in Minneapolis during the fall.

You can take a scenic drive through the Arboretum’s forest, or you get out and enjoy some of the fall activities like scarecrow exhibits or the World of Pumpkins display.

There is an admission, however if you make it on the third Thursday of the month after 4:30 admission is free and children under 15 are always free.

Hyland Hills Chairlift

If you really want to see a “30,000 foot overview” off all the fall colors the Twin Cities has to offer, head over to Hyland Hills for a chairlift ride.

This scenic retreat is in the heart of Bloomington and in addition to all the colors you can see from the top of the highest hills in Hennepin County, you can also enjoy stargazing, campfires, and live music.

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

If you really need a break from the Cities, head just south of Bloomington and visit the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

This Refuge is along the Minnesota River Valley and offers all the fall colors along with wetlands and wildlife that is native to the land.

Stop by the visitor’s center and grab your map to all the trails and hiking paths available.  This Refuge visit is sure to be a pleaser to the entire family.

There you go, those are our top 3 spots to visit to see fall colors in the Minneapolis area.  If you have another spot to visit in the fall you think we should know about, please let us know in the comments below.

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