Awhile back I did a list of Top Ten Coolest Towns in Minnesota, and that article sure made the rounds. In retrospect, I should have probably put Lanesboro in the original Top 10, but what’s done is done. Either way, it was fun hearing the responses and recommendations from readers, which made it obvious that I had to do a follow-up. So without further ado, here are the next ten!
It’s been fun looking around the state at the many beautiful and historic structures built upwards of 100 years ago. On the western plains of Minnesota, the farmers, homesteaders, and the Works Progress Administration used what resources were available to build some of the most detailed, interesting, and everlasting buildings which are still standing today. We’ve covered 15 of these buildings so far, and today we’ll wrap up the 4-part series with 5 more gems on the prairie.
Akin to Glenwood’s collection of Outhouses, there exists a curated collection of restored windmills just north of Jasper, MN, in the very corner of southwestern Minnesota just a few miles from the South Dakota border. They sprawl out over a 10-acre swath of land with a small creek meandering through. There are all types of windmills here, all unique and with their own story. Continue reading
While traversing the state compiling a list of the Top 200 Coolest Houses in Minnesota, we came across some truly incredible domiciles which people call home. It all came down to these Top 10. If you have seen any weirder houses than these in Minnesota, please let us know in the comments! Otherwise, enjoy the most bizarre homes in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
It’s the closest thing to a “Curiosity Shoppe” in Minnesota, but that doesn’t even begin to describe it. Ax-Man Surplus is a chain of 3 stores in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, but the original and biggest one on University Ave in St. Paul holds the distinction of the weirdest store in Minnesota. Continue reading