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Roadside Attractions in Minnesota

Explore Minnesota roadside attractions and other tourist traps, restaurants, stops, and detours to add to your Minnesota road trip itinerary.

Culvert Man in Nodine, Minnesota

The Culvert Man in Nodine, Minnesota

A 30 foot giant metal cowboy sculpture stands outside of Nodine Culvert Sales in Nodine, Minnesota. The Culvert Man is made out of corrugated steel culvert pipes, giving his outfit a corduroy look and his cowboy hat a crimped flair. His eyes look up at the pipe he holds above his head with a furrowed expression as if to either say, “I’ve got this,”...

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

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...

Jolly Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, Minnesota

Jolly Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, Minnesota

What’s big, green, and laughs like Santa Claus? The Jolly Green Giant of course! We all know the lovable mascot from cans of corn and peas, so if you happen to be driving through Minnesota, check the life-size Jolly Green Giant statue out in person! The Jolly Green Giant was created by the advertising firm Leo Burnett in the 1920s to serve as the spokesman for...