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

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.

Jolly Green Giant

He's very tall and very green. Nice gas stations and places for a quick bite. Ate at Dairy Queen and walked over to the site, which is right in the back. Nice little park-like area, with some information on the big guy, and a small and quaint museum and gift shop. Great place to stop and stretch your legs.

[Pam Murack, 08/01/2014]
Jolly Green Giant

July 2014: The westbound I-90 exit to Blue Earth and the Jolly Green Giant is closed. Allow 10 minutes for detour. [Rob, 07/13/2014]

Jolly Green Giant

Address:
1130 Giant Drive, Blue Earth, MN
Directions:
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.
Phone:
507-526-2916
RA Rates:
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