Ranking the 11 Zorbaz Locations in Minnesota

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If you’ve ever been “up north” to Minnesota’s central lakes area, you’ve undoubtedly seen the billboards for Minnesota’s Zorbaz Restaurant chain, with puns and cheeky humor and occasionally a stoner-looking hippie dude.  For those of you who don’t know, Zorbaz is a classic Minnesota-lakes franchise, a storied pizza-and-mexican joint which started in Detroit Lakes in 1969.  Continue reading

The Top 10 Most Unique Church Buildings in Minnesota

At HighwayHighlights.com, we love lists.  It’s fun to scour the state, come up with the best and the weirdest, itemize them, and share them.  So we’re are back at it with another Top 10 list this week.  We have covered churches before at HH, looking at Minnesota’s most beautiful churches, the ones in Stearns County, and now we look at the Top 10 most unique-looking structures used as churches in Minnesota.  Enjoy!

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The Painted Fire Hydrants of Milaca, MN

IMG_6555Milaca, MN, is found north of the twin cities about 45 minutes just south of Lake Mille Lacs.  It’s a charming little place, maybe around 3,000 people or so.  The Rum River meanders just outside of town and the Municipal City Hall is a colorful stone building.  But what makes this town a great place to swing through is its colorful fire hydrants.  There are about 35 of them to find around town, each with a fun design. Continue reading

Best Vintage Neon Signs in MN: 100-51

Last year we checked out the Top 50 vintage neon signs found in the great state of Minnesota.  Sadly, some of the beauties in our original installment are no longer there. Buildings get demolished, signs get upgraded, businesses close, things fall into disrepair.  So we hit the road and photo’d a few more for our next installment, numbers 100-51 of the greatest neon signs all around the state. Enjoy!

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