It’s All in a Day’s Work
Release Date: Nov 06, 2013
A family from Arkansas recently stopped at the St Croix Travel information Center located east of St. Paul. The woman mentioned her desire to walk across the headwaters of the Mississippi River and was excited that it was only “45 minutes” away. The travel counselor immediately pointed to a map to explain that the headwaters were actually four hours away. The confused traveler pulled out her iPhone to prove that Lake Itasca is in Ramsey, MN. Yes, there is a Lake Itasca in Ramsey. However, they were gently informed that was not the location they were seeking. Although the extra distance put a slight wrench into their vacation plans, the travelers expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to speak to a real person and happily expanded their plans to explore the Park Rapids and Bemidji area.
Explore Minnesota Tourism provides personalized travel planning seven days a week throughout the year at key entry points. For more information about St. Croix or any of the Explore Minnesota Travel Information Centers, please contact Julie Ramer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-757-1863.