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ArtCart Taxi shanty transports visitors from the parking lot by pedal power.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Art Shanties at White Bear Lake

Direct, creative challenge to Mother Nature's winter wrath.
44.9220, -93.3062
Electro-Metabograph
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Museum of Quackery and Medical Frauds

A museum within a museum, devoted to history's most questionable medical devices.
44.9435, -93.0957
Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

The oldest continually used church in Minneapolis also sells great meat pies.
44.9872, -93.2586
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alpine Asphalt's Wall of Skis

A fence constructed completely of skis on Monroe Street.
45.0075, -93.2529
Shafer, Minnesota

Franconia Sculpture Park

Community arts organization that hosts a rotating collection of over 75 contemporary sculptures.
45.3796, -92.7036
Elf Door
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Elf Door at Demings Height Park

Enter the Forest of the Elves.
45.0247, -93.2435
Deli counter at Ingebretsen's
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ingebretsen's Scandinavian Gifts

Hub of Scandinavian culture in a Minneapolis deli.
44.9483, -93.2512
MINOS neutrino detector
Tower, Minnesota

Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Minnesota's oldest and deepest mine is now an underground physics laboratory.
47.8411, -92.2189
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight.
44.9787, -93.2570
Spoonbridge and Cherry
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980's.
44.9706, -93.2890
Bell Museum of Natural History
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bell Museum of Natural History

This taxidermic smorgasbord was co-created by an artist poached from the Museum of Natural History.
44.9778, -93.2331
Birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald
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.
44.9454, -93.1205
Split Rock Lighthouse
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.
47.2000, -91.3670
World's Largest Crow
Belgrade, Minnesota

World's Largest Crow

Minnesota celebrated its 100-year anniversary by creating this massive ode to nature's smartest bird.
45.4530, -95.0045
Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji
Bemidji, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji

These crudely shaped folk giants may be the the second most photographed statues in the U.S.
47.4708, -94.8789
Prospect Park with a view of the tower
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prospect Park Water Tower

This iconic water tower and failed bandstand is open for panoramic views once a year.
44.9689, -93.2125
Mary Tyler Moore in downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

A bronze statue on a downtown corner honors Minneapolis's favorite career gal.
44.9767, -93.2729
The big pipe.
Pipestone, Minnesota

Giant Pipe of Pipestone

A town honors its legacy of traditional American Indian pipe carving with one gigantic pipe.
44.0034, -96.3176
The Fireplace of States now at the Bemidji Tourist Information Center.
Bemidji, Minnesota

Fireplace of States

This ambitious attraction was the brain child of a lake resort impresario, and built by the WPA.
47.4708, -94.8789
Chicago, Illinois

Oz Park

An Oz-themed public park that had a wonderful impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
41.9187, -87.6472
A street in the close.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
55.9501, -3.1882
Arminius
New Ulm, Minnesota

Hermann Heights Monument

A winged-helmed, sword-brandishing tribute to German Americans.
44.3071, -94.4728
Lincoln Tomb
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
39.8232, -89.6558