Tag Archives: Minnesota

Headwaters of the Mississippi River

The source of the mighty Mississippi can be traced back to upstate Minnesota in Itasca State Park. We’ve been to this location before and it’s a cool spot to visit. It’s especially fun to walk across the Mississippi River — … Continue reading

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Big Fish Restaurant

More material for the coffee table book I should make: “America’s Roadside Attractions, and Finn”

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“Up North” in Minnesota

“Up north” is a place where people go to escape. For both Minnesotans and Wisconsinites it means cabins, lakes, fishing, pine trees, campfires and finding a relaxing place to unwind. Last week we took the leisurely drive up the North … Continue reading

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Pie Stop

When you see all the bikers and RVers pulling off the road for “world famous” pie, you stop. Well worth it! @ Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, Minnesota.

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The Mall of America

While in the Minneapolis area this week we figured we should see the Mall of America so we pulled into one of their giant parking lots and took a look. The mega-mall was built in 1992 and is still the … Continue reading

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Big Art

These pictures are from the Franconia Sculpture Park in Franconia, MN. It’s a very cool roadside attraction. This 20-acre park has a rotating collection of over 75 contemporary sculptures. We highly suggest you check it out!

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Hormel’s SPAM Museum

We noticed the SPAM museum on the way through Austin, MN last night so this morning we backtracked down there to check it out. Once again, I completely underestimated the scale of a museum. I thought it would be a … Continue reading

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Effigy Mounds National Monument

Today we got on the road around 1:30pm central time. We drove to Effigy Mounds National Monument in Harper’s Ferry, Iowa. It’s located right over the Mississippi river. The real attraction is of course the mounds and there are hiking … Continue reading

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