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As a powerful extension of the Explore Minnesota brand, receives more than 5 million visits annually. Our website inspires and connects travelers with a vast amount of searchable travel information throughout Minnesota.

New Site Launching Soon


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The Extranet is Explore Minnesota's database of tourism businesses and events and is connected to through an API. Free business and event listings are available to attractions, accommodations, eating and drinking establishments, events and tourism promotion organizations such as chambers of commerce and visitors' bureaus.  

For more information on the requirements to qualify for a listing see our Extranet Listing Qualifications document.

Click here to view the Extranet Partner Manual

Access the Explore Minnesota Extranet here.

Miles Partnership, our website partner, will walk you through the new partner-facing Extranet during a 90-minute webinar on the following dates:


The new is launching in early February 2020, and will feature a mobile-first, content-centric design to inspire travelers to discover all there is to see and do across our great state. Through this website, you will be able to reach over 3.8 million highly qualified and engaged leisure visitors through new-and-improved advertising opportunities, including:

  • New banner ad program: Guaranteed ad performance with higher click-thru rates and impression-based pricing to fit all budgets
  • Featured business listings: Featured partners will always display in a top-tier sort, with premium positioning
  • Travel guide request lead generation: Pay-on-performance model (over 100,000 qualified leads were generated from this program to community partners in 2018) 

To get involved:


Listing updates on are currently closed in anticipation of the migration to the new site launching in February, 2020.



Explore Minnesota produces editorial content for all of its print publications and Information on travel news about destinations and attractions, and suggestions for story ideas are welcome. Please send ideas to Brian Fanelli.

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