Cafesjian’s Carousel, St Paul, MN

One of the more storied and interesting attractions of the Como Zoo & Conservatory in St Paul, MN, is Cafesjian’s Carousel. Located just south of the McNeeley Conservatory, this whimsical, old-timey merry-go-round has been delighting youngsters for generations, although at one point it was on the auction block ready to be shipped away in pieces, never to be seen again. Continue reading

Minnesota’s Top 10 Best Roadside Attractions – The Alternates

Awhile back I wrote an article discussing the Top 10 Roadside Attractions in MN. It was certainly difficult to decide which ones to include, but I stand by the list.  Then I got to thinking, how could I forgot so many other good ones? Do I go up to a Top 20, a Top 50?  How about an alternate Top 10? So without further ado, here is the list of the Top 10 Best Minnesota Roadside Attraction Alternates.

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