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Minnesota named third best state for summer road trips

21 Sep 2018


Safety helps make Minnesota one of the best states in the U.S. to take a drive.

When the orange construction cones come out, Minnesotans know it’s time to hit the road.

Luckily, we live in a state that’s prime for exploring in the summer, making us one of the best in the nation for taking a good ‘ol fashioned road trip.

recent report by WalletHub found that Minnesota is the third-best state for summer road trips.

Based on more than 30 factors including gas prices, activities, attractions and safety, the personal finance website ranked Wyoming the best road-trip state. North Carolina came in second. Tiny Rhode Island is the worst.

A No. 1 safety ranking helped Minnesota earn its third place spot (“safety” was determined by a variety of metrics, including vehicle fatalities, traffic, quality of roads, etc.). Our neighbor Wisconsin came in 22nd overall due to having fewer scenic byways.

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