Minnesota April 01, 2017
This Roadside Attraction In Minnesota Is The Most Unique Thing You’ve Ever Seen
For all of its beauty, Minnesota sure has a lot of attractions that are a little on the funky side. But that’s what makes our state so unique. So, instead of raising an eyebrow at these unusual sites, we want to embrace them for the fun flavor they bring to the Land of 10,000 Lakes. No place embodies that uniqueness as much as the Hairy Mosquito Trading Company in Milaca. This quirky roadside stop has plenty to gawk at. If you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll even find something to take home.
Hairy Mosquito Trading Company is a great stop for those who are just a bit unconventional. The store is located right off the road at 21287 Highway 169 in Milaca.
You know you've found the right place when you spot the giant metal mosquito sculpture outside.
Beyond, a large store full of treasures awaits those who are curious enough to enter. The trading company is known for showcasing talented people who make hand-crafted items.
Hairy Mosquito sells many different items. A lot of shoppers are drawn by the antiques and collectibles often up for sales here.
There are also handmade items, as well as a large selection of old-fashioned candy.
Hairy Mosquito is known for selling hand-carved flint blades, knives, and tips. There are often demonstrations from talented flintknappers.
Hairy Mosquito also a great stop for DIYers. If you love adding history-filled items to your home, stop in to snatch up some reclaimed wood.
Hairy Mosquito offers many varieties of reclaimed wood. Much if it comes from old barns. You can also buy reclaimed windows and hardware.
Of course, if you're not into crafting your own treasures, the Hairy Mosquito team can do it for you. There are many reclaimed wood furniture pieces for sale.
When you're ready for a break from shopping, pop in to the ice cream shop at Hairy Mosquito. The quirky shop has a fun '50s theme
Hairy Mosquito holds a lot of events through the year. Some even take place in the ice cream shop.
Others are outside. No matter where they're held, you can be sure that you'll find local talent no matter what. Pick up handmade jewelry, tooled leather, and many other one-of-a-kind goods.
There is so much going on at the Hairy Mosquito Trading Company that it would be a shame not to stop next time you're on Highway 169.
This roadside attraction is open April through October. Its hours are Thursday through Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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