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Top 10 Things To Do In Winnipeg

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?

Check back later this month to see the rest of the places mentioned in our A to Z Adventure Guide! So far we’ve featured A-CD-EF-GH-JK-LMN-PQ-ST and U-V.

Winnipeg

Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 222 miles

#1 The Forks

A view of The Forks shopping center

It has been around for decades and follows a theme of unity. Not only is it where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet, but it also serves as a gathering place for Americans and Canadians alike. The Forks feature a central market, dining accommodations and even a skate park. The meeting of the two rivers has become a sign of peace and inclusion in Winnipeg.

#2 Winnipeg Art Gallery

Though it looks spectacular from the outside within the walls of the Winnipeg Art Gallery is some of the most stunning art Canada has to offer. Most of the pieces are Canadian or Manitoba centric, but it also features the largest collection of Inuit art. In total, the gallery has roughly 24,000 different pieces.

#3 Exchange District

One of the trendiest spaces in all of Winnipeg is the Exchange District. It features turn of the century buildings while boasting some the cities hippest eateries and antique shops. The Exchange District aims to preserve the 20th Century buildings in Winnipeg.

#6 Manitoba Museum

A boat inside the Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum is one of the most all-encompassing museums around. It features artifacts from almost every era of history in nine permanent galleries. The museum also features a planetarium on one of the most advanced projection systems. For anyone intrigued with Canadian and human history, the Manitoba Museum is the place to be.

#8 Thermëa Spa

If you need a relaxing getaway, Winnipeg has a state of the art spa for you to consider. Thermëa offers thermal pools, Finnish saunas, massage treatment and even dining options. If you feel like being pampered, this is the place for you.

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Written by Nolan P. Schmidt

Nolan is the Editor of Fargo Monthly. Schmidt is also the Editor of Spotlight Media's Bison Illustrated and Future Farmer publications. He is originally from Bismarck, N.D. and is a proud graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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