Little Green Sprout in Blue Earth, Minnesota

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!

This little green guy (well, littler that the giant statue) from the Green Giant brand hangs out at a gas station in Blue Earth, Minnesota, holding a (root) beer and a pizza. Why? Well, it’s actually a re-purposed A&W Root Beer statue!

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Rumor has it that since Silly America was visited him 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 box is now a big piece of fudge!

Fiberglass Little Green Sprout statue holds a beer and a pizza box outside of a gas station in Blue Earth, Minnesota.
Fiberglass Little Green Sprout statue holds a beer and a pizza box outside of a gas station in Blue Earth, Minnesota.
Fiberglass Little Green Sprout statue holds a beer and a pizza box outside of a gas station in Blue Earth, Minnesota.

Looking for more Minnesota roadside attractions other than this little green giant? Be sure to check out The Culvert Man in Nodine, Minnesota.


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


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Photos of a Little Green Sprout (The Jolly Green Giant's apprentice) statue holding a pizza box and beer at a gas station in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Visit this weird roadside attraction on your Minnesota road trip while checking out other bucket list worthy places to visit in Minnesota on your travel itinerary.
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Photos of a Little Green Sprout (The Jolly Green Giant’s apprentice) statue holding a pizza box and beer at a gas station in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Visit this weird roadside attraction on your Minnesota road trip while checking out other bucket list worthy places to visit in Minnesota on your travel itinerary.

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.