When the weather warms up, Minnesotans feel a sense of urgency to hit the road and experience everything summer has to offer. From the scenic byways to fun attractions throughout the state, summer offers up the perfect opportunity to find your next adventure in the land of 10,000 lakes.
Before you leave, remember to fill up the cooler, stock up on snacks, top off the gas tank, and of course pick up your favorite new scratch game: Road Trip! With a chance to win up to $100,000 instantly, you can cash in and scratch off your summer bucket list. Are you game for a road trip? Just say I’MN to fun and enjoy the open road!
While you’re on your road trip, take a few photos and enter the Road Trip Adventure free contest for your chance to win a pack of prizes to take with you this summer. Have a great day!
Lottery players can follow along on a virtual road trip to favorite MN destinations on the Minnesota Lottery’s website. Here are two examples of places featured:
Water Tower Coffee Pot
Just north of Forest Lake, jump off 35W on Highway 8 and head west. Välkommen till Lindström! Lindstrom was founded in the 1850s by Swedish settlers. Anyone with Scandinavian roots knows the importance of coffee to the culture, so it’s only fitting that the water tower in Lindstrom would be fashioned as a coffee pot. The water tower has welcomed visitors since 1902 and is one of the most photographed water towers in the state. It was decommissioned in 1990, but rumor has it that some evenings you can see steam rising from its spout as it brews the last pot of the day.
Split Rock Light House
If you haven’t visited lately, head up highway 61 to a true North Shore icon. Split Rock Lighthouse was constructed after the 1905 gales of November resulted in 30 shipwrecks on Lake Superior. Completed in 1910 it soon became one of Minnesota’s most photographed and visited spots. Learn about its history while you take in the breathtaking views of Lake Superior.