Buffalo, Minnesota: Normassic Park

Roadside saloon, owned by a guy named Norm, with a rusty outdoor sculpture collection named "Normassic Park." Its highlight is what looks like a t-rex with an alligator head.

Norm's Wayside Saloon

2448 Hwy 55, Buffalo, MN
Norm's Wayside Saloon. A couple of miles south of the city, on the northbound side of Hwy 55, just north of its intersection with 5th St. SE/Hwy 33.
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I stopped at Norm's Wayside Saloon for lunch and found a peculiarly themed establishment. The interior decor features lots of motorcycle- and automotive-related stuff. But it's the grounds that interested me. There's a T-rex scrap metal sculpture said to have been created by a customer. Second, an enormous motorcycle -- it must be about ten feet tall -- that was provided by one of Norm's friends two or three years ago.

Rust seems to be a theme, with three rusting trucks and other rusting items rounding out the sculpture garden.

Evidently there's another sculpture or two in the rear or side of the pub that I did not see. When I asked about the various sculptures, a woman there answered that Norm brings toys home all the time.

[R Fox, 08/19/2017]

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