I have had Niagara Cave in my sights for many years, knowing it was without a doubt a Minnesota “bucket list” thing that I had to see. Niagara Cave is located only a couple minutes from the Iowa border in southeastern Minnesota near the small town of Harmony. The cave, which is privately owned, sits in the middle of rolling farmland just outside of the popular and picturesque bluff country. It gets its name due to a 60′ waterfall right inside the cave, a highlight of the tour. Continue reading
Perpetually referred to as the “State Bird of Minnesota,” the pesky, blood-sucking pest known as the mosquito is one of the very few drawbacks of the short-lived summer season in Minnesota. They come out with a vengeance at dusk for about an hour or two every night and really never truly leave you alone, even after layers of stinky OFF! repellent. Yes, the mosquito is a nuisance, but Minnesota has embraced the bothersome insect in the best way we know how – by creating numerous statues depicting our least favorite pest.
After scouring the state of Minnesota for the coolest and most unique historic homes, I was able to compile a list of my Top 50. There were many I had to leave off the list, and even more that were suggested to me by readers as well. So we hit the road and got out to explore Minnesota for the next 50 Coolest homes to round out the top 100. Enjoy!