Edmonton-Minneapolis trip

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15Canyon

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I'm planning a trip from Edmonton, Alberta to Minneapolis, Minnesota for 2018; does anyone have any recommendations of things to see/do on the way? I'm planning about 3-4 days there, and 3-4 days back, with 5 days in the middle to visit with family.

This is approximately the route I plan to take:

Day 1: Edmonton, AB-Regina, SK (780 km/485 miles)
Day 2: Regina, SK-Bismarck, ND (568 km/353 miles)
Day 3: Bismarck, ND-Minneapolis, MN (685 km/426 miles)

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The other Sean

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In all honesty, with that tight of a schedule, there isn't much between Bismarck and Minneapolis on the I94 corridor. I've always just bombed it and got it over with back when my wife and I were still dating and her home base was in Bismarck.

With that said, MN is "the land of 10,000 lakes" so, there is always that, and or we have many state parks that are great for day hikes.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/map.html

And one of my favorite hidden gems in the Minneapolis metro area is the Minnesota valley National wildlife refuge. Miles upon miles of trails hidden in the middle of the metro.

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Minnesota_Valley/map.html
 

15Canyon

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And one of my favorite hidden gems in the Minneapolis metro area is the Minnesota valley National wildlife refuge. Miles upon miles of trails hidden in the middle of the metro.

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Minnesota_Valley/map.html
I went there once waaay back in the early 2000's, I had a great time there! Thank you for the links Shizzy!

I might try and expand the schedule, this is just sort of a minimum of how I'd like to go.