Blue Earth, Minnesota: Jolly Green Giant

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.

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Jolly Green Giant

There is a new chamber of commerce and Green Giant museum under construction. Park entrance closed due to that, but we parked at Dairy Queen. We got some local history from a woman in the current museum/gift shop, as well as our Jolly Green souvenirs! There are picnic tables...but if raining the fairgrounds/campground right next door have nice picnic shelters. There's now a Sprout statue, and a photo cutout board. A three-fer!

[Gretchen, 07/13/2018]
Jolly Green Giant

The Giant Welcome Center is now under construction.

[Lori, 06/10/2018]

Jolly Green Giant

Fun stop. Has a small lot with parking. There is a platform to stand so people can take your picture under the giant.

[Melissa, 07/01/2017]

Construction under the gaze of the JGG.

Jolly Green Giant

We passed through on a Saturday and the museum/gift shop was closed. On the way out we saw a sign announcing that there's a large building coming soon in front of the giant, next to Dairy Queen. Mention of the "Giant" Visitors Center almost appears to be an afterthought. My suggestion is that you visit before the quaint feel of this roadside attraction is gone forever.

[Katrina, 05/24/2017]

Jolly Green Giant.

Jolly Green Giant

I found the Jolly Green Giant statue quite by accident this summer, towering over the local Dollar General and Dairy Queen, on a road trip from the House on the Rock to the Wall Drug Dinosaur. He looks pretty good considering his age and the Minnesota winters (According to the posted information nearby, Santa wraps him in a warm red scarf every Christmas). He is even lit at night, although that might give the little ones nightmares. The lady in the "world's largest" Green Giant museum (Is there a another one?) was very sweet and friendly.

[Will Hill, 08/23/2015]

Jolly Green Giant

1130 Giant Drive, Blue Earth, MN
I-90 exit 119. Drive south on US-169 for a half-mile. At the traffic circle take the first right onto MN-44, then an immediate left onto Giant Drive.
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