Over the years, Minnesota has captivated audiences in more than a few motion pictures. Here are some places you’ve surely seen on the big screen:
1. Mall of America - Seen in Jingle All The Way (1996).
They also filmed in several other Twin Cities locations. Nothing like Arnold running through St. Paul.
2. Rice Park and the Winter Carnival - Featured in 1992's The Mighty Ducks.
A hockey classic would of course be in Minnesota.
3. Bryant Lake Bowl - Beautiful Girls (1996).
4. Palisade Head - The Good Son (1993).
This was the best cliff they could find for the final fight scene.
5. The Paul Bunyan Statue - One was specially made for Fargo.
While the actual statue was made for the movie, it made all of the other Paul Bunyans in Minnesota famous.
6. Wabasha - Again replicated for a movie, Grumpy Old Men (1993).
They still have the Grumpy Old Men Festival, with ice fishing, a pet pageant, bingo, a cribbage tournament and live music.
7. The Fitzgerald Theater - A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
St. Paul’s oldest operating theater has been home to the Prairie Home Companion radio program and live show for a long, long time.
8. Eden Prairie Center - Mallrats (1995).
9. First Ave 7th Street Entry - Purple Rain (1984).
An instant cult classic and featuring one of Minnesota's favorite places.
10. Mickey's Diner - In The Mighty Ducks, Jingle All the Way, and A Prairie Home Companion.
It's St. Paul's favorite!
Clearly, Hollywood loves Minnesota, and who could blame them with classic places like these! How many of these places have you been to?