In the 1970s the Jolly Green Giant made a new friend: Little Green Sprout. Since 1972 this little green guy has been the giant’s apprentice and right hand…well, little green guy!
A small (well, smaller that the giant statue) version hangs out at a gas station in Blue Earth holding a (root) beer and a pizza. Why? Well, it’s actually a re-purposed A&W Root Beer statue!
Rumor has it that since Silly America was there last he’s moved to a different gas station (a Shell station close to the highway). And his beer has been painted to be a big cup of Jelly Beans and the pizza is now fudge!
Looking for more Minnesota roadside attractions? Be sure to check out The Culvert Man in Nodine, Minnesota.
Site: Little Green Sprout Statue
Location: A gas station just off of I-90, at the Blue Earth exit (1510 Giant Dr, Blue Earth, MN 56013)
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always Visible
Date: August 30, 2008