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Saint Paul, Minnesota

'Miracle on Ice' Statue

This statue of Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks immortalizes one of the greatest moments in American sports history.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

First National Bank Building Skyway

Built in 1931, this small passageway is believed to be the first modern skyway.
New Ulm, Minnesota

Hermann Heights Monument

A winged-helmed, sword-brandishing tribute to German Americans.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory

One of the world's premier laboratories for hydraulic engineering research takes full advantage of the water's power.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Victory Memorial Drive

A little-known memorial to servicemen and nurses killed in the line of duty during the First World War.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Four Churches on One City Block

Sleepy Minneapolis block beats Guinness Record for most churches on one city block.
Schroeder, Minnesota

Father Baraga's Cross

A giant granite cross remembers missionary Father Frederic Baraga, and his safe passage across an angry Lake Superior.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Geek Partnership Society

A nerdcentric group and creators of the Nerd Prom.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hahn/Cock

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

Casket Arts Building

A Building for Your (Former) Funerary Needs.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota Shoe Tree

No one's quite sure where this quirky university tradition originated.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Manhole Covers

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

St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral

1887 era Russian Orthodox church in Minneapolis.
Duluth, Minnesota

Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum

The watery grave of an impractical idea.
Newport, Minnesota

Peacebunny Island

A teenager transformed this 22-acre island into a summer home for a lovable bunch of bunnies.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Soap Factory

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

Headwaters of the Mississippi River

At this Minnesota state park you can easily wade across the source of the mighty Mississippi.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (Como Park)

Home to the Amorphophallus titanum "Corpse Flower," which is among the largest flowers in the world and also smells powerfully of rotting flesh when in bloom.
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...
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

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

The Herbivorous Butcher

A butcher shop in Minneapolis that has all the meats and cheeses you’d expect from any of its kind - except that all the products are vegan.