WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best State Park In Minnesota
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St Croix State Park [9/17/16]
Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota
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St. Croix History
On St. Croix, rich and intriguing historical sites are around every corner.
Fall colors in St Croix State Park
Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota U S A
Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota. The area is commonly known as the Twin Cities after its two largest cities, Minneapolis, the most populous city in the state, and Saint Paul, the state capital - by Wikipedia.
Stillwater Fall & Winter Travel - The MN Traveler TV Show
Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Wisconsin launched a new original television series in June 2015 called The Minnesota Traveler featuring different Minnesota communities throughout the state and showcasing their unique travel destinations and tourist attractions. This Stillwater segment sponsored by the Discover Stillwater Tourism Bureau and Explore Minnesota grant funds first aired in August 2015.
Minnesota Drive In Minute
2010RoadTripUSA. Part 56. Minnesota Drive In Minute. September 2010. Music by Raymond Scott.
Taylors Falls is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States, located at the junction of U.S. Route 8 and Minnesota State Highway 95. The population was 1011 at the 2005 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (7.69%) is water.
Taylors Falls is located adjacent to St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin at the Dalles of the St. Croix River, an area of forested bluffs and high cliffs. The first interstate state park in the United States, aptly named Interstate Park, was jointly founded by the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin in 1895 and straddles the border of the two states immediately south of the city.(wikipedia)
The Drive-In Restaurant, located on Bench Street in Taylor's Falls, will be celebrating its 53rd anniversary this summer. The Drive-In nurtures fond memories of that golden era, with carhops, 50's music, root beer in frosted mugs, and good old-fashioned hamburgers.
When Allan Anderson opened his Drive-Inn on July 5, 1956, James Dean was starring in the 50's classic Rebel Without a Cause at the St. Croix Auditorium Theatre. A Drive-Inn restaurant was a new concept and the idea was intriguing for the Anderson's, who were intent on making it a family business.
When the Drive-Inn first opened, customers were not quite sure what to do! It wasn't long before they learned where to park their cars and how to order from the carhops. Inside workers poured the root beer into glass mugs while cooks fried the hamburgers. A small root beer cost 5¢, a large 10¢ and hamburgers were 25¢.
The large rotating root beer mug sign was installed in 1963. It was purchased from a Hastings Frostop Drive-In that had gone out of business. The giant classic rotating mug still greets guests today!
The Drive-In was closed for a year in 1987 and purchased by the sister and brother team of Gail and Wade Vitalis in 1988. This new family breathed life into the Drive-In, re-making it as The Drive-In Restaurant with a theme which reflected the 50's era. Customers were once again greeted by carhops wearing poodle skirts while 50s music played in the back ground. Guests could drink ice cold root beer from a frosty cold mug and get hand-packed burgers on fresh bakery buns.
In 1993, Wade and his wife, Carol Vitalis bought The Drive-In Restaurant and added an 18-hole adventure mini-golf course featuring waterfalls, ponds and challenging multi-level holes. It was named Adventure Falls Mini-Golf. A club house was added to the Adventure Falls mini-golf site. The buildings siding and interior was constructed entirely from recycled barn wood.
Wade and Carol Vitalis and their three kids still operate the family business in much the same fashion the Anderson family did in 1956. It is a very popular destination for families looking to eat great food, do some mini-golfing and enjoy the St. Croix River.
The greater than life American experience of eating in your car, being waited on by a car hop and drinking homemade root beer still lives on at the Drive-In Restaurant in Taylor's Falls. Our family invites your family to be a part of this history!(taylorsfalls)
Fire Tower, Itasca State Park, Minnesota (Trip 1 Vid 19) United States
This a walk to and climb up a fire lookout tower in Itasca State Park in Minnesota. If you want to skip the walk and go directly to the fire tower, click 9:20 .
EASTERNMOST POINT OF THE U.S.A
Didn't get into a State Park because our van was to tall, so we headed off to see the Easternmost part of the U.S.!
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Cascade River State Park, Minnesota (Trip 2 Vid 15) United States
Cascade River State Park is located along Highway 61 along the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. It has very beautiful cascades.
Stillwater Bridge of Minnesota
Fire tower st Croix state park Oct 2017
Campsite and Campground Tour at Maplewood State Park in Minnesota (Trip 5 Vid 2)
I look around my campsite and take a walk around Knoll Campground in Maplewood State Park in Minnesota.
Video of Temperance River Campground, MN from ERolf P.
Review of the Renogy Water Filter
ERolf P.'s Review on The Dyrt:
▶︎ Ranger Review: Renogy Water Filter at Temperance River Campground
Temperance River State Park is just off of scenic Highway 61 north of Duluth, Minnesota about 60 miles. You will be camping near the shores of Lake Superior with expansive views out over the lake from the top of several tall cliffs along the lake.
The campground has a clean bathroom with showers. There is running water available at several spots within the campground as well as at a spout outside the restroom. The sites themselves are large and tree-lined. There is plenty of space for one or two tents or a small RV or travel trailer. We camped in our 1989 16 foot Scamp trailer and had lots of room left in the campsite to cook dinner and set up chairs, as well as plenty of space for our dog to run around.
The campground is close by to many hikes within Temperance River State Park, as well as just down the road from the Superior Hiking Trail, Cascade River State Park, and several other state and national forest areas.
As a Ranger for The Dyrt I get products to test from time to time. Today I am testing the Renogy Water Filter. The full video review is below, but I'll give you the rundown here.
Sturdy construction, should last many trips.
Decent flow rate, filled a 32-ounce bottle in about 90 seconds.
Contains input and output tubes, input tube float, and a prefilter.
Filter can be removed or replaced.
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Episode 2 – Too Much of a Good Thing – 53 minutes – St. Croix Scenic Byway Story
This five-film collection recalls history and stories of Minnesota’s iconic St. Croix valley and the St. Croix Scenic Byway which runs alongside the river for 24 miles.
From the earliest days people were drawn to this region for its natural resources and later for its nationally recognized scenery and environmental qualities.
Visiting the five districts of the St. Croix Scenic Byway in person or through these films contributes to the opportunity to experience this spectacular river region that has been called the “Birth Place of Minnesota.”
Watch all five episodes of Founding Minnesota –St. Croix Scenic Byway Story and enjoy the history, heritage and visual qualities that contribute so much to Minnesota and set this Scenic Byway and this River region apart.
Episode 1: Land Euphoria (44 minutes)
Episode 2: Too Much of a Good Thing (53 minutes)
Episode 3: Unimagined Wealth (45 minutes)
Episode 4: River of Pines (60 minutes)
Episode 5: America Fever (65 minutes)
Funding for this project was provided in part with Legacy Amendment Funds from the Minnesota Historical Society.
See Marine en Saint-Croix, Minnesota, through the Eyes of Fly Fisher and Painter Bob White
Bob White shares his Minnesota state of mind, whether it be fishing or painting the vast landscapes of Minnesota.
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The Cannon Valley Trail From Above!
Beautiful fall views of the Cannon Valley Trail in Southeastern Minnesota.
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Hiking Temperance River State Park, MN
Wanted to make a short video for some time. So I decided to head up Temperance River State Park, Minnesota for a fun day hiking. This gives you a peek into what it's like to go hiking with me :)
Entire video was shot on a single GoPro utilizing the Karma Grip for half of it. Plus I'm getting back into editing!
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The Naked and Famous - Rolling Waves
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BEAVER CREEK VALLEY MN State Park - May
Beaver Creek Valley State Park is Minnesota's most South-Eastern Park located in the scenic Bluff Country area of the state.
Visitors and adventurers willing to put in the effort will be rewarded for steep climbs with panoramic valley views and crystal-clear trout streams well worth the visit to this charming valley park.
I will be visting again to hike the West Rim and Mossy Seep Trail.