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Minnesota State Parks

Franconia Sculpture Park - Lorie Shaull - Flickr

5 outdoor destinations to explore around the Twin Cities

There's something for everyone on this list.

kilen woods state park - flickr - tony webster

Take a hike! Free admission to MN State Parks on Black Friday

The annual promotion returns for the seventh year in a row.

Flickr - camping tent William O'Brien State Park - Tony Webster

After a year indoors, people are flocking to MN state parks and campgrounds

Campsite occupancy rates and annual state park permit sales are up.

Mystery Cave - Wikimedia Commons

Mystery Cave is once again open for scenic tours

But it isn't a full return to normal quite yet.

Flickr - state park sign - Tony Webster

State parks, DNR get their funding — with no impact on the 'Clean Cars' rule

The Senate GOP had threatened to withhold environmental funding unless the rule was scrapped.