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Minnesota marvels : roadside attractions in the Land of Lakes

Author: Eric Dregni
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2001.
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A tour of the inspired, bizarre, brilliant, scandalous, and funny sites around Minnesota, organized by town name and illustrated throughout.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Dregni
ISBN: 081663632X 9780816636327
OCLC Number: 46793170
Description: xxx, 332 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Minnesota Marvels : Akeley (World's largest Paul Bunyan) --
Albert Lea (Itasca rock garden) --
Alexandria (Kensington runestone) --
Austin (The Spam museum) --
Beaver Bay (Split Rock Lighthouse State Park) --
Belle Plaine (Home of the two-story outhouse) --
Bemidji (Fireplace of the states --
The original Paul Bunyan) --
Bena (Big Fish Supper Club) --
Bloomington (The Mall of America --
Thunderbird motel) --
Blue Earth (The Jolly Green Giant) --
Bongards (Humongous Holstein) --
Brainerd (Paul Bunyan amusement center) --
Burnsville (Fantasuite Hotel) --
Calument (Hill Annex Mine) --
Chisholm (Ironworld Discovery Center) --
Cloquet (Frank Lloyd Wright gas station) --
Cold Spring (Grasshopper chapel). Crosby (Nordic Inn medieval b & b) --
Darwin (World's largest ball of twine) --
Delano (Blue-eyed chicken) --
Duluth (Glensheen mansion --
William A. Irvin Steamer --
World's largest aerial lift bridge) --
Embarrass (The nation's cold spot) --
Eveleth (U.S. hockey hall of fame) --
Excelsior (Minnehaha streetcar boat) --
Fergus Falls (World's largest otter) --
Frazee (World's largest turkey) --
Garrison (Walley capital of the world) --
Grand Rapids (Judy Garland tour) --
Hackensack (Home of Paul Bunyan's sweetheart) --
Harmony (Crystal wedding chapel) --
Hibbing (Greyhound bus origin center --
World's largest open pit iron ore mine) --
Hinckley (Fire museum) --
International Falls (Grand mound) --
Kellogg (Lark Toy Museum) --
Lake City (The home of waterskiing). Le Sueur (W.W. Mayo house) --
Lindstrom (Little Sweden) --
Little Falls (Charles Lindbergh house) --
Madison (Lutefisk capital, U.S.A.) --
Menagha (Saint Urho, scourge of grasshoppers) --
Minneapolis (Bakken library and museum --
The band box --
Fort Snelling --
Minnehaha Falls --
Foshay Tower --
Lake Harriet trolley and museum --
Museum of questionable medical devices --
Ray Crump's baseball hall of fame --
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Loring Park --
Weisman Art Museum) --
Mora (World's largest Dala horse) --
Nevis (World's larges tiger muskie) --
New Ulm (Little Deutschland) --
New York Mills (Art Park and philosophy parade) --
Northwest Angle (Fort St. Charles) --
Olivia (Corn capital) --
Pelican Rapids (World's largest pelican) --
Pequot Lakes (Paul Bunyan's fishing bobber) --
Pine City (Perseverance the Voyageur). Ranier (Big Vic the Voyageur) --
Redwood Falls (Lower Sioux Agency historic site --
Minnesota Inventors Hall of Fame) --
Roseau (Polaris snowmobile tours) --
Rothsay (World's larges prairie chicken) --
Royalton (Treasure city) --
St. Louis Park (Pavek's museum of wonderful wireless --
St. Paul (El Dorado conquistador collection --
Forepaugh and Griggs mansions --
Gangster tours --
The god of peace --
Iggy the lizard --
Jackson street railroad roundhouse) --
St. Paul/Minneapolis (Schmidt and Grain Belt breweries) --
Sauk Centre (Sinclair Lewis's hometown) --
Sauk Rapids (Molehill rock garden) --
Soudan (Soudan mine) --
Sparta, Wisconsin (F.A.S.T.) --
Stillwater (Vittorio's bootlegger caves) --
Two Harbors (3M/Dwan sandpaper museum) --
Vining (Small town sculpture park). Virginia (World's largest floating loon) --
Wabasha (Anderson House Hotel) --
Walnut Grove (Laura Ingalls Wilder tour) --
Winona (Julius C. Wilkie steamboat) --
Wykoff (Ed's museum) --
Minnesota events : Aitkin (Fish house parade --
Austin (Spam Town, U.S.A., festival) --
Blackduck (Duck Days) --
Crosslake (Drive-in church) --
Cuyuna (Woodtick races) --
Deer River (Wild rice festival) --
Falcon Heights (Minnesota State Fair) --
La Crescent (King apple grand parade) --
Luverne (Buffalo Days) --
Minneapolis (Aquatennial milk carton boat races --
Art car parade) --
Northfield (Defeat of Jesse James Days) --
Pequot Lakes (Beanhole Days) --
Red Wing (Prairie Island powwow) --
St. Paul (Winter carnival) --
Walker (International eelpout festival) --
Waterville (Bullhead Days) --
Whalen (Stand still parade) --
Worthington (Great gobbler gallop).
Responsibility: Eric Dregni.

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A tour of the inspired, bizarre, brilliant, scandalous, and funny sites around Minnesota, organized by town name and illustrated throughout.

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