Take This Quirky Road Trip To Visit Minnesota’s Most Unique Roadside Attractions
Here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, we have more than a few things to keep us occupied in every season of the year. Dozens of state parks, countless nature areas – and of course the 10,000 lakes from which we got our nickname – all add up to create the backbone of our beautiful state. But sometimes? It’s good to get out and see the manmade beauty that Minnesota has to offer.
This road trip to some of Minnesota’s most unique roadside attractions is a tour of Minnesota’s quirky side, full of zany artwork and tributes to Paul Bunyan. While it would be impossible to plan a single trip to see every single roadside attraction in Minnesota, this trip should serve as a good starting point. With 9 cities and 11 stops, It’ll take you to some of our most famous – and lesser-known – roadside wonders.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
We know there are lots more roadside attractions in Minnesota. What are your favorites? Does your hometown have a unique attraction? Let us know in the comments! If you love checking out Minnesota’s off-the-beaten-track places, you might like this road trip through Minnesota’s most picturesque small towns.
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected]
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