Winters may be long and summers short in Minnesota, but that doesn't mean we don't know how to have fun regardless of the season!

Wallethub recently ranked all 50 states according to how fun they are, and Minnesota ranked 7th most fun!

Source: WalletHub

Looking at two categories of "fun" -- "Entertainment & Recreation" and "Nightlife" -- Wallethub then narrowed down specific metrics including restaurants, amusement parks, movie theaters, arcades, skiing, marinas, average beer and wine prices, music festivals, performing arts theaters and more allotting points to each.

After adding up the numbers, they determined the most to least fun states.

The top 10 Most Fun States are:

  1. California
  2. Florida
  3. New York
  4. Washington
  5. Colorado
  6. Nevada
  7. Minnesota
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Oregon
  10. Texas

The top 10 Least Fun States are:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Mississippi
  3. Delaware
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Vermont
  6. Arkansas
  7. Alabama
  8. Connecticut
  9. New Hampshire
  10. Kansas

Ranking 7th overall, Minnesota also ranked 6th for "Entertainment & Recreation" and 12th for "Nightlife" as well as 4th for Most Performing Arts Theaters per Capita; 4th for Highest Variety of Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Establishments; and 1st for Highest Personal Expenditures on Recreation Services per Capita.


The weather in Minnesota may be a crapshoot, but we still know how to have fun, eh?!

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