Madison, Minnesota: Worlds Largest LutefiskA 30-foot-long codfish is named Lou T. Fisk and represents what wouldn't seem to be a hotly contested claim to fame. Lutefisk is a Nordic delicacy combining dried cod and lye. Yum.
- Fair St., Madison, MN
- Southwest corner of town, on the southeast corner of US Hwy 75 and Fair St., a block south of Hwy 40.
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The symbol for the Lutefisk capital of the world or United States (not quite sure which one) is a 30 foot codfish located on Hwy 75 near the intersection of hwy 40 and 75.[Melissa, 01/12/2006]
You would enjoy visiting Madison, Minnesota which is the "LUTEFISK CAPITAL OF THE WORLD" and celebrates this with an annual lutefisk eating contest. The town's mascot is Lou T. Fisk, a codfish whose likeness is in the form of a giant Fish-on-Wheels parked on the outskirts of town. Lou is often in parades and is transported occasionally to Glenwood, Minnesota which also claims to be the lutefisk capital of the world.[anon., 05/22/1997]
May 2001: "Mayor McCheese" sends us this photo and notes: "If you haven't eaten the supposed fish, it tastes like snot. I grew up here. I am not proud."