Lake Minnetonka, the behemoth lake of affluence, wealth, and status found in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, is comprised of 125 miles of shoreline, making it one of the biggest lakes in the state. It’s also home to some insanely huge and beautiful mansions, picturesque gardens, bays, and inlets, and even a Lake Minnetonka Museum in Excelsior. And along the southeast shoreline found in the small communities of Deephaven and Woodland, there are two massive stone arches, which date back to the early 1900’s, when Lake Minnetonka was home to luxurious “estates” of the wealthy upper class. Continue reading
Tucked away on a triangular corner just south of the skyscrapers and high-rises of downtown Minneapolis is the iconic landmark, the Band Box Diner. Rich with history and Art Deco flair, this quaint little dining car is as nostalgic as it is emblematic, similar to its unofficial counterpart Mickey’s Dining Car over in the Twin City of St. Paul. It’s a classic local haunt, one that harkens back a simper era of mom-and-pop diners and American muscle cars.