Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Vacation Days

$ 34.95


An Illustrated History

From the authors of Minnesota Eats Out, this lavishly illustrated and jam-packed book brings readers 150 years of vacation getaways in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Greyhound buses and vintage suitcases, whitewashed cottages and wildlife souvenirs, fishing camps and bathing beauties adorn the pages of Minnesota Vacation Days: An Illustrated History. Here the authors of the wildly popular Minnesota Eats Out return to take readers across the state, through the seasons, and into the getaways of decades past. From primitive camping facilities at Minnehaha Falls to mom-and-pop tourist courts like the Kum-Bak Camp in Duluth to spectacular grand lodges like Burntside in Ely, this lavishly illustrated history showcases the North Star State’s most memorable holiday haunts.

Burma Shave rhymes, cabin games, Arctic Cat snowmobiles, White Bear water skis, and classic fishing lures will entice collectors and the and kitsch-happy alike. Learn the secrets of dishes from such destinations as Ruttger’s and Madden’s. Try camp fare like Midnight Fudge and Bayonet Bread, and discover specially marked kid-friendly recipes in every chapter.

Through an astonishing variety of vintage photographs and artifacts, recipes and family fun, Minnesota Vacation Days offers a one-of-a-kind venture into the best of the good times.


  • By: Kathryn Strand Koutsky and Linda Koutsky
  • Format: Cloth, 224 pp., 9 1/4
  • Publisher: MNHS Press
  • Product ##: 9780873515269

    Kathryn Strand Koutsky is an award-winning designer and a collector of antique postcards and drawings of Minnesota scenes.

    Linda Koutsky is a graphic artist, bookmaker, and collector of Minnesota antiques and ephemera.

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