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Madrid, New Mexico

Madrid Christmas Parade

A ghost town revived by hippies and wanderers throws its own special brand of holiday parade.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prince’s Star at First Avenue

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

Tom's Logging Camp

This quirky roadside attraction provides insight into Minnesota's logging history.
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

Alpine Asphalt's Wall of Skis

A fence constructed completely of skis on Monroe Street.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota Shoe Tree

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

Franconia Sculpture Park

Community arts organization that hosts a rotating collection of over 75 contemporary sculptures.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Zoran's Sculpture Park

A Perpetually Under construction Park.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

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

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

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight.
Two Harbors, Minnesota

Iona's Beach

The pink rocks tinkle like millions of tiny bells at this "singing" beach.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls Michelangelos

One devoted couple has donated multiple recreations of Michelangelo's sculptures to this South Dakota town.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Buffalo Ridge 1880 Cowboy Town

This Wild West attraction is alive with glitching automatons.
Montrose, South Dakota

Porter Sculpture Park

A roadside collection of over-sized iron creations that are a bit more macabre than most.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

House of Balls

Funhouse of found art and participatory sculpture.
Cloquet, Minnesota

Frank Lloyd Wright Gas Station

The famed architect designed this Minnesota gas station of the future with a lookout tower.
Kabetogama Township, Minnesota

Ellsworth Rock Gardens

Terraced flowerbeds and rock sculptures in the midst of the Minnesota wilderness.
Waskish, Minnesota

Big Bog State Recreation Area

Journey through the largest remaining peat bogs in the contiguous United States to see the wilderness as it once was.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Nook Basement

The basement bowling alley of this St. Paul dive bar is decorated with thousands of dollar bills.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Beltrami Park / Maple Hill Cemetery

From Burial Site to Bocce Ball Court.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pillsbury A-Mill

This old residential building was once the largest flour mill in the world.