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Saint Paul, Minnesota

"Princess Kay of the Milky Way" Butter Heads

Each year, one talented artist puts on a show sculpting twelve butter-based busts of dairy princesses.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Grain Belt Bottle Cap Sign

This landmark honoring a local beer brand is an iconic part of the Minneapolis skyline.
St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Peavey-Haglin Experimental Concrete Grain Elevator

This unassuimng grain elevator, commonly confused for a smokestack, helped inspire the modern architecture movement.
Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

The childhood home of America’s first winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Eveleth, Minnesota

Paul Wellstone Memorial

A memorial to the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, who died at this location, along with seven others, in a plane crash in 2002.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cottontail on the Trail

Nicknamed the 'Minnehaha Bunny,' this bronze sculpture is nine feet long and weighs 1,500 pounds.
Welcome, Minnesota

Horse and Human Drinking Fountain

This early 20th-century rural drinking fountain provides water for both horses and humans.
St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Lilac Park

Originally built by the Works Progress Administration, this park was recently saved from demolition.
Winona, Minnesota

WNB Financial African Safari Exhibit

Hunting trophies and antique guns make up the unusual display at this Minnesota bank building.
Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Otto the Otter

The world's largest otter started his life as a high school shop project.
Hibbing, Minnesota

Hull–Rust–Mahoning Open Pit Iron Mine

Nicknamed the "Grand Canyon of the North," this open-pit mine in Minnesota has a much shorter history.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnehaha Falls

This small, but beautiful waterfall has attracted visits from artists, composers, and two United States presidents.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Fireplace

This 85-year-old fireplace in an urban woodland is dedicated to a poet who recognized the beauty of a tree.
Edina, Minnesota

Southdale Center Shopping Mall

Opened in 1956, the first modern indoor shopping mall in the world was inspired by the shopping arcades found in European cities.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Western Sculpture Park

An underappreciated sculpture garden just a few blocks from the capitol building.
Schroeder, Minnesota

Father Baraga's Cross

A giant granite cross remembers missionary Father Frederic Baraga, and his safe passage across an angry Lake Superior.
Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Fergus Falls State Hospital

This sprawling building built in 1890 was one of Minnesota’s earliest and largest mental health facilities.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pillsbury A-Mill

This old residential building was once the largest flour mill in the world.
Two Harbors, Minnesota

3M Birthplace Museum

This institution celebrates the happy accidents of uncommon sticktoitiveness.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prince’s Star at First Avenue

After the musical legend's death, his memorial was mysteriously graffitied in gold.
Winona, Minnesota

Sugar Loaf

Dakota legend claims this locally iconic pinnacle was once part of a sacred burial site that was cleaved in two.
Red Wing, Minnesota

World's Largest Boot

Inside this museum resides a boot fit for a giant.
Rochester, Minnesota

Corn Water Tower

This water tower has been a staple of the Rochester skyline since 1931.
Minnetrista, Minnesota

Big Stone Mini Golf

Sculpture garden and miniature golf course blend together in the oversized backyard of a Minnesota sculptor.