10 of the Greatest Street Names in Northern Minnesota

It’s always fun seeing what interesting street names there are in different parts of the country.  Happening upon a bizarre or quirky street makes you wonder how or why they came up with the name, and my travels in northern Minnesota have left me both puzzled and amused.  I know there are plenty of doozies around the state, so today we’ll look at 10 of the best ones in Northern Minnesota.

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10. Indy 500 Road, Frazee –  Just outside of town near HighwayHighlights.com’s home base of operations, we find the speed-inspired Indy 500 Road. There is a nearby dirt-biking track up this road a bit, which is maybe what gave it the inspiration.

IMG_19699. Crappie Bay, Brainerd – Although every Minnesotan reading this realizes that a Crappie is a type of fish, it’s always still funny seeing the word written out- especially on a sign like this. I’m sure Crappie Bay is anything but!

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8. Hole in the Day Drive, Nisswa – This one actually has an interesting history. Hole in the Day was a prominent Ojibwe Indian Chief who lived in Minnesota in the 1800’s. The term Hole in the Day refers to a vision in which the guardian spirit was seen through a hole in the sky.

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7. Uff Da Vista Drive, Vergas –  There may not be a more “Minnesota”-themed street name in the entire state than Uff Da Vista Drive.  The phrase “Uff Da” is seen on endless T-shirts, coffee mugs, and Minnesota souvenirs in gift shops around the state. Sometimes spelled “Oof Da,” the phrase resonates with everyone here who sometimes has just had enough.

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6. Oink Joint Road, Wadena – Visitors traveling on Highway 10 through Wadena have most likely chuckled at this doozy.  It’s probably the most memorable name for a road on which a hog farm is located.

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5. Feelinrite Ln, Bemidji – Sometimes in the quiet backcountry of the beautiful Bemijdi lakes area, you’re just feelin’ rite.

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3. Unshakeable Faith Ln, Bemidji – Also outside of Bemidji, we see a road named by some folks with some serious religious conviction.  There is also a church nearby.

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2. Green Day Dr, Park Rapids – Just north of Park Rapids, we happen upon Green Day Drive.  Was this road named in part due to some superfans of the pop-punk band? It has to be.

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1.  Rub of the Green Street, St. Cloud – Territory Golf Club outside of St. Cloud has a nice housing development with golf-themed street names like Sand Bunker Street and Tee-To-Green Street.  But the best of them all is the peculiar “Rub of the Green Street,” named after a quirky golf rule regarding a golf ball unluckily hitting something like a flagstick or a yardage marker. 

There will undoubtedly be a follow-up to this article because I know there are a lot more great names out there.  Let us know some of your favorites in the comments section!

See also:  Five Great Town Names in Minnesota, The Five Most Misleading Town Names in Minnesota, and The Five Most Uncreative Town Names in Minnesota.

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