Special thanks to North Dakota Tourism, South Dakota Tourism, Explore Minnesota and Tourism Winnipeg for the photos featured within.
Take a break from your 9 to 5 and escape on your own weekend getaway.
Do you need to get out of Fargo for a few days? If so, there are several places within driving distance of the Fargo-Moorhead area you can go. Whether it is North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota or even Canada, there is a place or event for everyone to escape to for a weekend. Jump out of the rat race and journey across state (or country) lines as we profile the best weekend getaway spots from A to Z! Well, what are you waiting for?
With portions of the Boundary Waters connected to Voyageurs National Park, as well as some Canadian parks, it serves as a vast landscape of peacefulness. Serving as the literal boundary between Minnesota and Canada, it provides a harmonious exit or entrance into either location. It is the ideal place in Minnesota to set up a tent and spend the night looking at the stars or even the Aurora Borealis.
Nestled on a prairie hill in small Havana, North Dakota is the Coteau des Prairies Lodge. Overlooking the sweeping Great Plains skyline, you can enjoy an escape from everything. Though it lies close to the South Dakota border, it provides its inhabitants a slice of North Dakota beauty with little chatter involved.
The Geographical Center of North America
If you are heading for the Canadian border, be sure to take a pit stop in Rugby. This small town is roughly 225 miles Northwest of Fargo-Moorhead. However, despite how small it is, it's known for one very significant landmark. Rugby has long been considered the Geographical Center of North America, meaning where the continent reaches its halfway point. There are American, Canadian and Mexican flags representing this point in geographic lore. Since it gained that title, geographers have been in long discussion as to if Rugby actually is the center of the continent. Some argue that it is 15 miles Southwest of the town. Yet, it still remains a point of pride for the citizens of Rugby and is worth visiting along with your weekend getaway trek.
11 Wells in St. Paul, MN
Located in what was formerly a Hamm's Brewery is 11 Wells, a name which stems from, you guessed it, the number of wells they have on site. The distillery currently produces two types of whiskey and rum. Find their products at various places around the Twin Cities.
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