Minnesota’s only national park was just named one of the world’s best places to look at stars (not the celebrity kind; the shining brightly, up in the sky ones).

Voyageurs National Park, just south of the Canadian border, has been named an International Dark Sky Park. Voyageurs National Park, a 218,000-acre oasis mostly on the water and joins a list of more than 80 places around the world that have been recognized by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA).

That means it’s a great place to stargaze because there’s hardly any light pollution. Other spots already on the best stargazing list: Glacier National Park in Montana, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and the island of Kozushima in Japan. You can see the park’s Instagram by clicking here!

Photos of Voyageurs National Park

The Northern Lights over the skies of Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota (May 5, 2018).

A peaceful evening in Voyageurs National Park.

A waterfall runs through a dense forest at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota

A man watches sunset from a round rock outcrop over a lake. Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota.


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