Milan, Minnesota: Liberty Bell, Viking, and Mural

The more things to see, the merrier for Milan. The Liberty Bell replica is somewhat chubby, the Viking is carved from wood, and the mural depicts Milan highlights -- such as the Bell and Viking -- circa 1985.
Address:
234 N. 2nd St., Milan, MN
Directions:
The Viking, Liberty Bell, and mural are all along a three-block stretch of N. 2nd St. in town. The Liberty Bell is on the corner of 2nd and Washington Ave.; the mural is on Bergen's Prairie Market, which is on 2nd between Summit Ave. and Lac Qui Parle Ave./Hwy 40.
Admission:
Free.
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Mural section.

Town Murals and Eagle

There are a few large murals in downtown Milan. This particular one shows a historical progression of the downtown street from Indian days up to present (which appears to be '80s, when they did this, because some of the clothes and things are quite dated and funny).

There is also a larger eagle perched atop the sign of a bank on the same downtown strip.

[Holly Diestler, 11/23/2006]

Super-literal town murals are not only funny, but they can be helpful when you're on a crash trip schedule. Beyond the dated depiction of an old man with a Super 8mm film camera, you can see the area probably offers a replica Liberty Bell, a Viking chainsaw carving, and a towering Viking statue.

Libery Bell replica.

Bell, Viking, and Mural

Traveling through some small towns we've never been through before we discovered a few items we deemed appropriate to stop and take our pictures with. The first of with looks to be a replica of the Liberty Bell. Second, there is a viking that appears to be carved out of wood. And lastly a large mural painted on the side of a building. Lots of attractions for this small town that appeared to have one whole city block to its name!

[Holly Diestler, 09/27/2006]

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