Can You Name Minnesota's Nine Largest Lakes (Excluding Superior)?

Minnesota: "The Land of 10,000 Lakes!"

We actually have 11,842 lakes that are 10 acres or more. Now, that's A LOT of water.

We take a lot of pride in our lakes, but can you name the nine largest ones in the state? (Excluding Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods that span multiple territories/states.)

Here's a better question: Have you been to all of them?

So, which lakes have you been to? Let us know in the comments below.

LOOK: Here are the best lake towns to live in

Many of the included towns jump out at the casual observer as popular summer-rental spots--the Ozarks' Branson, Missouri, or Arizona's Lake Havasu--it might surprise you to dive deeper into some quality-of-life offerings beyond the beach and vacation homes. You'll likely pick up some knowledge from a wide range of Americana: one of the last remaining 1950s-style drive-ins in the Midwest; a Florida town that started as a Civil War veteran retirement area; an island boasting some of the country's top public schools and wealth-earners right in the middle of a lake between Seattle and Bellevue; and even a California town containing much more than Johnny Cash's prison blues.