Though the nickname is catchy, calling Minnesota the land of 10,000 lakes is actually a misnomer. There are closer to 11,842 lakes scattered across the state. Take full advantage with a healthy regiment of fishing, tubing, sailing, wakeboarding, jet skiing and kayaking. Rumor has it there is one recreational boat for every six people in Minnesota, so choose your friends wisely. After drying off, shop `til you can’t see straight at the Mall of America, where over 520 different shops and a handful of indoor theme parks are sure to inspire plenty of good old fashioned consumerism. Catch a play or live musical performance in the Twin Cities. Be one of the last fans to see the Vikings play football at the Metrodome before it’s demolished following the 2010 season. History buffs shouldn’t miss a visit to see Jeffers Petroglyphs. Several of the ancient pictures date back to 3000 B.C. and help tell the story of Minnesota`s native tribes. Minnesota`s diversity warrants its broad appeal, so whether you`re keen on landing a keeper walleye or re-inventing your wardrobe, you won`t go home empty-handed.