Faribault, Minnesota: Tilt-a-Whirl Invented Here

Sit in a restored Tilt-a-Whirl car on a downtown street corner. Faribault was the birthplace of this iconic carnival ride in 1926. The Tilt-a-Whirl photo-op was created in 2014.
Address:
Central Ave., Faribault, MN
Directions:
Downtown, on the southwest corner of Central Ave. and 2nd St. NW.
Admission:
Free
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Tilt-A-Whirl Invented Here

A restored tilt-a-whirl car, which was featured in an August 2014 cable network restoration show, has been placed in historic downtown Faribault. Herbert Sellner invented the Tilt-A-Whirl in 1926, at his Faribault home. Sellner Manufacturing opened its factory in Faribault and the ride debuted that year at the Minnesota State Fair. Tilt-A-Whirl and other rides continued to be manufactured at the iconic Faribault facility until the company was sold in 2011.

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Faribault also has a mural portraying its connection to the Tilt-a-Whirl. It's on the south side of Fourth Street between 1st and 2nd Aves.

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