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Places visited in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Fiberglass Paul Bunyan and Blue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

The titular fictional logger only inhabits this otherwise historically focussed museum via a piece of fiberglass kitsch.
44.8070, -91.5210
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.
45.0971, -94.4038
Shafer, Minnesota

Franconia Sculpture Park

Community arts organization that hosts a rotating collection of over 75 contemporary sculptures.
45.3796, -92.7036
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
The entrance to the caves in St. Paul.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Wabasha Street Caves

Mushrooms, gangsters ... disco?
44.9359, -93.0870
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
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
The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park, built in 1915.
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.
44.9798, -93.1480
Tucker's Treehouse
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tucker's Treehouse

A treehouse assailed by the elements and the government, now gone.
44.9488, -93.3409
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Bakken Museum

A museum dedicated to the role of electricity in life.
44.9384, -93.3208
NWA inflatable plane balloon
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ax-Man Surplus

The Midwest's reigning king of surplus stores is full of nothing you need and everything you want.
44.9559, -93.1693
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hidden Beach

Secret hideaway for an alternative beach experience.
44.9589, -93.3152
Hollywood Theater
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hollywood Theater

The Art Deco Silver Screen.
45.0191, -93.2367
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
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Historic Stasiu's Urinals

A palatial art deco restroom.
45.0134, -93.2631
Deli counter at Ingebretsen's
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ingebretsen's Scandinavian Gifts

Hub of Scandinavian culture in a Minneapolis deli.
44.9483, -93.2512
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brickmania Toyworks

The Real LegoLand.
45.0049, -93.2477
Casket Arts Building
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Casket Arts Building

A Building for Your (Former) Funerary Needs.
45.0051, -93.2546
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architectural Antiques

A Warehouse for All of Your Architectural Details.
45.0019, -93.2514
Four Churches, One Block
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Four Churches on One City Block

Sleepy Minneapolis block beats Guinness Record for most churches on one city block.
45.0016, -93.2531
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Broken Crow & OverUnder Mural

One of the coolest murals in Minneapolis.
45.0013, -93.2627
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
As viewed from the west, from the Washington Avenue Bridge. (Wikimedia Commons)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

20,000 pieces in a Frank Gehry-designed building.
44.9718, -93.2374
Minneapolis, Minnesota

City Salvage

An architecturally-focused antique shop.
45.0086, -93.2814