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Excelsior, Minnesota

The Steamboat Minnehaha

This vintage "streetcar boat" lay at the bottom of Lake Minnetonka until the 1980s.
St. Joseph, Minnesota

Saint John's Abbey Church

A jaw-dropping brutalist space church seems to have crash-landed in the middle of America.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hahn/Cock

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

Big Ole

America's largest viking stands in a Minnesota city that believes it was visited by the ancient nords.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prospect Park Water Tower

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald House

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

Hjemkomst Viking Ship

This replica of an 8th century burial ship actually sailed to Norway before returning home to Minnesota.
Duluth, Minnesota

Glensheen Historic Estate

This posh mansion began as a family's estate and ended as the site of a murder ripped from the pages of a pulp novel.
Alexandria, Minnesota

Kensington Runestone

14th century Norse artifacts in Northwestern Minnesota could have proved a Viking landing before Columbus.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

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

The Stone Arch Bridge

The oldest bridge in Minneapolis.
Darwin, Minnesota

World's Largest Ball of Twine Rolled by One Man

17,400 lbs., 12 feet in diameter, and 29 years in the making.
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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Bakken Museum

A museum dedicated to the role of electricity in life.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

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

Ax-Man Surplus

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

Jolly Green Giant Statue

This massive roadside mascot was the first version of the giant to illustrate his butt.
Austin, Minnesota

Spam Museum

Ever wanted to can Spam?
Chanhassen, Minnesota

Paisley Park

Find out what it sounds like when doves cry at Prince's recording studio estate turned museum.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980's.
Grand Marais, Minnesota

Devil's Kettle

Half of a waterfall goes into the river while the other half seems to disappear.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
Dublin, Ireland

The Oscar Wilde House

The house where the writer spent his formative years.