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Askov, Minnesota: Indoor Little Mermaid

Vague likeness of the famous Danish sculpture, carved out of wood, sitting on a fake rock in the Little Mermaid Cafe.

Little Mermaid Cafe

6333 HC Andersen Alle, Askov, MN
Little Mermaid Cafe. From MN-23 turn south at the hardware and lumber building onto unmarked HC Andersen Alle and drive three blocks to the museum and cafe on the right, the biggest building in town.
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Little Mermaid Sculpture

If you ever thought to yourself, "I see that sign for the Little Mermaid Cafe every time I pass by the exit to Askov; I wonder if there really is a little mermaid there?" The answer is "Technically, yes" -- a wooden sculpture with minimal backstory provided. It is a very spacious cafe with a nice mini-library, sharing the same space with the town museum.

There are a few other decorations around the cafe to assure you that whoever started it really liked mermaids, but didn't want to overdo it.

[Bryan Thao Worra, 07/12/2021]

The mermaid was carved by Cliff Letty for the Danish Brotherhood Society, which loaned it to the cafe.

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