When you’re moving to a new city, you’ll want to know what’s around, how the school districts are, what the community is like, etc. Those are all important things to research, however, sometimes it’s cool to learn about the fun facts of your new city as well! We wanted to provide 20 fun facts about Minnesota to make your moving process a bit more entertaining!

Fun Fact #1: There are 69,200 miles of rivers and streams in Minnesota. That’s enough to circle the equator 2 ¾ times!

Streams in Minnesota

Fun Fact #2: Minnesota produces more turkeys each year than there are people in California.

Turkey

Fun Fact #3: Minnesota has one recreational boat per six people; that’s 909,528 boats, which is more than the population of South and North Dakota. 

Minnesota boat population

Fun Fact #4: Minnesota has over 3 times more white-tailed deer than college students.

Deer

Fun Fact #5: 3 million cows live in MN. More cows than there are people in 20 different states.

Cows

Fun Fact #6: The Mall of America in Bloomington is big enough to hold 32 Boeing 747 airplanes. 

Mall of America

Fun Fact #7: Minnesota stocks its waters with 256,259,500 fish on average per year. That’s enough to give 4 out of 5 people in the US a fish.

Fish

Fun Fact #8: Minnesota was the first place to host a successful open-heart surgery back in 1952. 

Model Heart

Fun Fact #9: In 2015, the MN State Fair logged 1,779,738 visitors, enough to fill the new Vikings stadium more than 24 times!

Swings at a carnival

Fun Fact #10: In 2014, MN produced 1.18 billion bushels of corn, the weight of over 90 Empire State Buildings

Corn

Fun Fact #11: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources manages 3,134,900 acres of land – nearly twice the size of Delaware.

Land and water

Fun Fact #12: MN has 13,136,257 acres of total surface water, more area than all the land in Hawaii and New Jersey combined.

Minnesota waters

Fun Fact #13: Minnesota gets its name from the Minnesota River. The word “Minnesota” is an Anglicized form of the Sioux Indian word, “Minisota,” which means “sky tinted” or “cloudy water.” 

Minnesota water at night

Fun Fact #14: Former Vice President Theodore Roosevelt gave his now-famous “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick” speech at the 1901 Minnesota State Fair.

Theodore Roosevelt

Fun Fact #15: Long before it aired on Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel, cult TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000 premiered on Minneapolis public access television in the late 1980s.

Mystery Science Theater

Fun Fact #16: Die-hard hockey fans can pay a visit to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, which is located in Eveleth, Minnesota. 

Ice hockey

Fun Fact #17: Scotch tape, the bundt pan, rollerblades, Milky Way candy bars, and the world’s first practical pair of water skies were all invented in Minnesota.

roller blading

Fun Fact #18: Bob Dylan, Prince, The Replacements, and countless other famous musical acts hail from Minnesota.

Bob dylan

Fun Fact #19: It is a law in Minnesota that a person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his/her head. 

Duck swimming

Fun Fact #20: The Los Angeles Lakers basketball team are called the “Lakers” because they were originally from Minnesota – the land of lakes! 

Lakers

We hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about Minnesota, especially if you’re planning to move here! Daymakers Moving & Storage provides you with information and tips on your moving day through blogs, social media, and a simple phone call! If you’re ready to make your move, grab your FREE quote today and let’s get started on your new adventure!