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

Slim’s Woodshed, Harmony, MN

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Slim’s Woodshed, in the small town of Harmony, MN (south of Rochester, MN), is a fascinating place.  It’s a museum known as the largest Woodcarving Museum in the United States, home to over 4,000 pieces, collected and/or created over a 60-year span by owner Stanley “Slim” Maroushek. There are pieces here chainsaw-carved from logs and tree trunks, down to matchsticks and toothpicks. Continue reading