Minnesota Military Museum, Camp Ripley, MN

Minnesota is a state with some great museums. There are state-of-the-art ones like the highly-touted Minneapolis Institute of Art; the Weisman Art Museum; and the Minnesota History Museum. Then there are the quirky ones, such as the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting, Ed’s Museum in Wykoff, the SPAM Museum, and even a Museum of Questionable Medical Devices. And like many great off-the-beaten-path attractions, the Minnesota Military Museum seems to fly under the radar.  It’s another hidden gem, right in the middle of Minnesota. Literally.

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Pottyville – Glenwood, MN

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Down near Glenwood, MN, along a lake cabin-studded road on Lake Amelia, there is a collection of over a dozen repurposed outhouses, each taking on a different theme. This is a project 5 years in the making, open to the public for free viewing during the summer months,  found in someone’s yard across the street from a lake home.  It’s called Pottyville, and it’s quite the place. Continue reading

The Mapparium – Boston, MA

We travel out to the East Coast this week for a Highway Highlights update.  While out in Boston, MA for a work trip I had a chance to do a little sightseeing, and the Mapparium did not disappoint.  Found inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library adjacent to the Christian Science Mother Church in Boston’s historic Back Bay Neighborhood, this is one of the most impressive and underrated sights I have seen to date.IMG_3451 Continue reading