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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hahn/Cock

One of two giant blue cockerel statues erected with an intentional double meaning.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Washburn Park Water Tower

Eight "Guardians of Health" protect this art deco water tower from pollutants and bacteria.
Two Harbors, Minnesota

Split Rock Lighthouse

This picturesque cliffside beacon no longer calls to sailors but shines once a year in honor of a famous shipwreck.
Tower, Minnesota

Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Minnesota's oldest and deepest mine is now an underground physics laboratory.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

F. Scott Fitzgerald House

The home where a lovestruck Fitzgerald wrote his first published novel, "This Side of Paradise."
Edina, Minnesota

Southdale Center Shopping Mall

Opened in 1956, the first modern indoor shopping mall in the world was inspired by the shopping arcades found in European cities.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prospect Park Water Tower

This iconic water tower and failed bandstand is open for panoramic views once a year.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Soap Factory

An old soap company building now houses one of Minneapolis’s oldest independent non-profit art galleries.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Manhole Covers

Downtown Minneapolis mixed art and function by turning some of their sewer covers into works of art.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

A bronze statue on a downtown corner honors Minneapolis's favorite career gal.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prince’s Star at First Avenue

After the musical legend's death, his memorial was mysteriously graffitied in gold.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Times They Are A-Changin'

This kaleidoscopic mural shows Bob Dylan throughout his transition from young troubadour to Nobel laureate.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster"

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Nook Basement

The basement bowling alley of this St. Paul dive bar is decorated with thousands of dollar bills.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The only arched bridge made of stone on the entire Mississippi River.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ax-Man Surplus

The Midwest's reigning king of surplus stores is full of nothing you need and everything you want.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald

The literary king of the Jazz Age was born in this lovely Minnesota home which still honors his legacy.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more than you think it is...
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Wabasha Street Caves

These curious caverns have been home to mushrooms, gangsters, and disco.
Jordan, Minnesota

Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

This bright yellow building is packed with sweet treats from all around the world, from chocolate-covered crickets to whoopie pies.