Find Minnesota travel tips, stories, maps, videos and news for unusual tourist attractions and sights.

Top Rated Attractions

  • World's Largest Twine Ball

    World's Largest Twine Ball

    Darwin, Minnesota

    The late Francis Johnson's famous giant ball, now the centerpiece of the town. It's the "Largest Ball of Twine Rolled by One Man."

  • Paul Bunyan Statue and Birthplace

    Paul Bunyan Statue and Birthplace

    Akeley, Minnesota

    Many towns in the Great Lakes region have Paul Bunyan statues. But only Akeley's Bunyan has dropped to one knee to let visitors perch in his mighty palm.

  • World's Largest Crow

    World's Largest Crow

    Belgrade, Minnesota

    The World's Largest Crow sits atop what is probably The World's Largest Branch. Push a button inside his gazebo, and the crow cries, "AAWWRRR! AWWWWR! Welcome to Crow Country!"

  • Jolly Green Giant

    Jolly Green Giant

    Blue Earth, Minnesota

    Over 55 feet tall, the Giant marks the mid-point of I-90 (America's longest highway) and "the valley" that his multi-national corporation calls home.

  • Huge Iron Man Statue

    Huge Iron Man Statue

    Chisholm, Minnesota

    A 36-foot-tall brass and copper statue of an 1880s iron miner, standing on top of a 50-foot-tall pile of rusted steel and slag. Big!

  • Leapin' Walleye Fish Photo Op

    Leapin' Walleye Fish Photo Op

    Kabetogama, Minnesota

    A 14-foot-long leaping fiberglass fish -- with a saddle on its back and a ladder to get to it. A fun photo-op.

  • St. Urho, Grasshopper Chaser

    St. Urho, Grasshopper Chaser

    Menahga, Minnesota

    St. Urho is honored by a bizarre statue recreating his mythical battle with giant grasshoppers.

  • Rocky Taconite

    Rocky Taconite

    Silver Bay, Minnesota

    Rocky is one of our favorite metalloid mascots, a cheery byproduct of the taconite mining industry.

  • Ed's Museum

    Ed's Museum

    Wykoff, Minnesota

    Edwin Julius Krueger used to run the general store in this tiny town, and he never threw away anything. Including his dead cat.

  • Big Ole - Big Viking Statue

    Big Ole - Big Viking Statue

    Alexandria, Minnesota

    A 28-foot-tall Viking warrior towers over this town of proud Nordic transplants.

  • Boxy Bunyan and Babe Statues

    Boxy Bunyan and Babe Statues

    Bemidji, Minnesota

    These blocky statues, built in the late 1930s, are the oldest roadside Bunyan and Babe.

  • Cabin of the Root Beer Lady

    Cabin of the Root Beer Lady

    Ely, Minnesota

    The transplanted home of the deceased, root beer brewin' belle of the Boundary Waters Wilderness.

  • World's Largest Free-Standing Hockey Stick

    World's Largest Free-Standing Hockey Stick

    Eveleth, Minnesota

    Weighs over five tons and is 110 feet long. Displayed as if it's about to slap the world's largest hockey puck, which weighs 700 pounds.

  • Otto the Big Otter

    Otto the Big Otter

    Fergus Falls, Minnesota

    A large, ground-hugging otter statue is a strange source of civic pride in Fergus Falls.

  • Greyhound Bus Museum

    Greyhound Bus Museum

    Hibbing, Minnesota

    Devoted to the Greyhound Bus Line, in the city of its birth. Sit in an old, real bus and pretend you're being driven to Duluth or St. Paul. Good times.

  • World's Largest Pelican

    World's Largest Pelican

    Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

    Pelican Pete watches over a dam spillway and prime fish-gobbling spot.

  • World's Largest

    World's Largest "Booming" Prairie Chicken

    Rothsay, Minnesota

    This is the strangest giant bird statue that you'll see in your lifetime. Though maybe not.

  • Pierre the Pantsless Voyageur

    Pierre the Pantsless Voyageur

    Two Harbors, Minnesota

    A giant canoe-paddler statue recalls a time when French explorers navigated the wilderness waterways. Without pants.

  • World's Largest Loon

    World's Largest Loon

    Vergas, Minnesota

    20 feet tall, it has for decades hooted down the claims of several newer, not-quite-as-large rivals.

Select a state/province:

Previous: Michigan | Next: Mississippi

Offbeat Landmarks and Oddities

Choice field reports and tips. Or check out: Complete list of Minnesota attractions.

April 1, 2015

My Sights

Save Cool Vacation Destinations!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Minnesota Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Wentworth Museum: Petrified Cat, Pensacola, Florida (Mar 30-Apr 5, 2015)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now