This week we take a look at some Public Works architecture in Minnesota and how it came to be: the “Rustic Style” design of many buildings found in Minnesota’s State Park systems. The idea behind this style was to blend in with the natural environment and often used local timber and stone to create the structures, all by hand. Utilitarian, yet beautiful and impressive.
A few articles ago, we looked at some hidden gems on Minnesota’s prairie region. And while Minnesota is best known for its more popular regions like the rugged, coastal-like North Shore, the pine-tree-and-blue-waters Lakes Country, the fast-paced Metropolitan Twin Cities, and the scenic, bluff-lined Southeast, the western 1/3 of the state often gets overlooked. So here are 5 more hidden gems found on the prairie that must be seen to be believed.