Cosmos, Minnesota: Cosmic-Themed Town

A small town on the Minnesota prairie, with streets named for planets, a starry water tower, and an annual Space Festival.
Address:
Hwy 7, Cosmos, MN
Directions:
About an hour west of Minneapolis, at the intersection of Hwys 4 and 7. The water tower is just east of the intersection, on the south side of Hwy 7.
Admission:
Free
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Cosmos Town

We drove all around this town looking for space-themed items, but aside from the decorated water tower and the street names, there was nothing. There were hardly any businesses open on a Thursday afternoon either.

[Heather, 08/03/2016]

The terrible void of deep space.

Solar System water tower.

Cosmic-Themed Town

A cosmic-themed small town on the Minnesota prairie. Incorporated as a city in 1926, the name was suggested because "cosmos" was Greek for order and harmony. Streets are named after planets and constellations, and the water tower features a galactic painting motif.

[BS Meyer, 09/02/2013]

The town has an annual three-day "Space Festival" in mid-July with tinfoil-clad floats and a field reserved for Cow Pie Bingo.

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