Redwood Falls was chosen as a location to host one of the checkpoints. The checkpoint sign will be installed at the Swinging Footbridge at Alexander Ramsey Park. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity with Explore MN Tourism to highlight our beautiful gem, Alexander Ramsey Park, through the Checkpoint MN Statewide Scavenger Hunt,” said Anne Johnson, Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism Executive Director.
Minnesota is the only state to host a winter tourism-themed scavenger hunt that encompasses a variety of destinations and attractions statewide. Checkpoint MN locations include a mix of unique sites that embody winter travel and can be found only in Minnesota, including:
- Artist Point, Grand Marais
- Historic Central School Marketplace, Grand Rapids
- Walker Bay Lighthouse, Walker
- The Baudette Depot, Baudette
- Otto the Otter, Fergus Falls
- Mount Ski Gull, Nisswa
- Prince Mural at Chanhassen Cinema, Chanhassen
- The Shops at West End, St. Louis Park
- Swinging Footbridge at Alexander Ramsey Park, Redwood Falls
- Silver Lake Park, Rochester
Each participant automatically earns a prize by reaching their first checkpoint. Travelers can find a map of the checkpoints, complete prize descriptions, rules and sponsorship details, participant photos and travel resources at CheckpointMN.com.
Share and snap sights using statewide travel hashtag #OnlyinMN and #CheckpointMN:
Participants will get real-time winter travel inspiration using these hashtags and are encouraged to follow @exploreminnesota on Instagram and Facebook and @exploreminn on Twitter, and @CheckpointMN on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win prizes. Participants can also create Snapchat selfies with fun filters at designated checkpoints.
Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism is also encouraging participants to follow @RedwoodAreaChamberandTourism on Facebook and @RedwoodAreaChamber on Twitter, and to utilize the hashtag #RedwoodAreaChamber for additional prizes during the scavenger hunt.
About Explore Minnesota
As the state’s tourism promotion office, Explore Minnesota pursues an entrepreneurial approach, leveraging the state’s tourism investment with increased involvement by the private sector. A council of representatives from the state’s tourism industry strongly connects Explore Minnesota with tourism businesses and organizations. Tourism is a $13.6 billion industry in Minnesota, and a key sector of the state’s economy. The leisure and hospitality industry—a major provider of tourism services—employs more than 254,000 workers, representing 11 percent of Minnesota’s private sector employment. Leisure and hospitality also generates 17 percent of the state’s sales tax revenues. Minnesota welcomes nearly 70 million domestic and international travelers annually.
About Monopoint Media
Monopoint Media LLC, founded in 2006, is a creative agency focused on outdoor, sports and active lifestyle brands. The company (MonopointMedia.com) is based in Minneapolis and works with brands to build video, stories, microsites, social media projects and custom events. Monopoint Media owns and operates GearJunkie.com, a top publication in the outdoor-adventure world.