We head north of the border this week with another exclusive Highway Highlights update. The tiny town of Melita, Manitoba, just northwest of Lake Metigoshe, is home to one of the all-time roadside attraction classics: Sunny the Banana and Breezy the Blue Jay.
For those of you just joining us, we’re back in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St Paul to have a look at a small, triangular piece of grass in an unassuming suburban neighborhood. This plot of land at the intersection of Smith, Dodd, and Bernard Sts. in West St Paul, MN, was recognized by Ripley’s Believe it or Not in 1967 as the World’s Smallest Dedicated Park.
As with any great top ten list, the candidates were many and the final draft debatable. This list may never be accurate and I will probably change my mind next week, but it’s been determined that the following entries are the most interesting, unique, and definitive roadside attractions of the North Star State. Let’s get down to it!
This week at Highway Highlights we like Quarry Park and Nature Preserve in Waite Park, MN, just outside of St. Cloud. This place seems to be one of those spots you would never know anything about unless you lived in St. Cloud. There aren’t really many signs for it, and it’s not advertised much. But it’s a fantastic place to get out of the city a bit and enjoy nature.