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
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.
A peaceful, serene setting of trees, walkpaths, and green spaces on a hill in the center of a residential area of Sioux City, IA. This hardscrabble, industrial town on the Missouri River is home to a religious sanctuary; a place for prayer, meditation, reflection, and relaxation. The scene is Trinity Heights.
Hat n’ Boots, a beloved Seattle roadside attraction, has made its home in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle since 1954. As iconic as the Fremont Street Troll or the Pike Street Market, Hat ‘n’ Boots has an interesting backstory and was on the verge of endangerment until the people spoke.
One of North Dakota’s more inspired and underrated attractions is the International Peace Garden. Located on the United States-Canada border, the Peace Garden is found straight north of Rugby, ND about a half hour. It covers just under 4 square miles and features over 150,000 flowers planted each year.