Fun Road Trip Alert!  You won't be able to make this Minnesota road trip in a day but honestly, a full weekend trip is worth the views you'll get in Orr, Minnesota.  Why?!  You''ll see bears!

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Everything you need to know about seeing the bears at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

If you are ready to get in your car to see all of these adorable bears in Minnesota, check out these links and info first to get all the details to make your visit the best ever:

  • Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary website
  • See the bears at their viewing platform.  It is open during the season every Tuesday through Sunday from 5pm to 8pm.
  • Their last day open for the season is September 5th, 2021.
  • Plan ahead for a trip for 2022 and watch their website for their reopen date, which looks to normally be towards the end of May.
  • Here's what you'll see at the wildlife sanctuary: a variety of black bears including cubs.  According to the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary website, visitors have a chance to view the black bears interacting with one another while they are in the meadow below the deck and in woods nearby.
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Directions to the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Sanctuary -12541 Nett Lake Rd., Orr, MN
  • Visitor Center -4303 Highway 53, Orr, MN

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Myths People in Other States Believe About Minnesota

When you tell someone that lives in another state that you are from Minnesota, have you ever been asked a weird question? Like, "Can you ever get a tan there?". That is one of the many myths that seem to be rolling around in the minds of people from other states. Some of the myths below are actually just shocking.