Known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, Minnesota name comes from a Dakota word for “sky-tinted water”. Those waters, together with forests, parks, and wilderness areas, offer residents and tourists a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Minnesota ranks among the healthiest states, and has a highly literate population. The state endures temperature extremes characteristic of its continental climate; with cold winters and hot summers. Minnesota attracts many tourists every year and has 72 state parks and recreation areas, 58 state forests covering about four million acres, and numerous state wildlife preserves. For spa retreats – Minnesota is a perfect place. There are many resorts, usually located on the lake banks, which offers a great spa relief.