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Minneapolis, Minnesota - Mary Tyler Moore Statue
In downtown Minneapolis there is a statue to honor the news girl [Mary Richards] from the Mary Tyler Moore show. Statue has her throwing her hat, made famous from the opening titles of the show.
There is also a trolley car that can take you to and from the Mall of America.[Greg Pfaff, 06/24/2007]
One the TV Land series of important moments in sitcom television.
- 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
- Downtown, on the west corner of 7th St. S. and the Nicollet Pedestrian Mall.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota - Mary Tyler Moore Statue
A bronze statue of Mary Tyler Moore adorns the front of Macy's Department Store in Minneapolis. The famous scene of her tossing her hat in the air is forever immortalized in bronze. The plaque states, "Who can turn the world on with her smile."[Marci, 11/10/2006]
Hat-throwing Mary Tyler Moore statue planned
A pop culture moment important to millions of older teevee-watching Americans will be immortalized in bronze in the streets of Minneapolis, MN. Mary Richards, the perky wraith-star of the 70s sitcom, the "Mary Tyler Moore Show," threw her hat in the opening credits montage between Seventh and Eighth streets. In the fall, the city and cable channel TV Land will dedicate a life-size statue recreating the toss at that same spot at the Nicollet Mall. Minneapolis officials anticipate a flurry of visitor hat tossing to complete the precious photo opportunity.[03/11/2001]
- Minneapolis, Minnesota - Museum of Questionable Medical Devices - Closed
Road report and review of a Museum of medical quack devices, miracle cures, and other therapeutic frauds foisted on the sick and gullible in the last 100 years. Before the museum closed, entertaining curator Bob McCoy would use a Phrenology machine to read the lumps on your skull if you asked. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Minneapolis, Minnesota - House of Balls
After 28 years in the North Loop district of downtown Minneapolis, the House of Balls is moving to a larger, more accessible, packed-with-potential location, right at the Cedar Riverside LRT stop, and visible from I-35W and the 5th Street exit off of I-94. The House of Balls is now on a third of an acre, promising larger scale work and a more interactive presence.[Allen Christian, owner/operator of the House Of Balls, 11/30/2014]
- 1504 S. 7th St., Minneapolis, MN
- Just south of the river, on the cul-de-sac where 15th Ave. S. dead-ends at the Cedar Riverside LRT stop. Visible from I-35W and the 5th St. exit off of I-94.
- Open when Allen is there (usually evenings) and by appt. (Call to verify)