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
In HighwayHighlights.com’s early years, I often wrote short, to-the-point articles about Minnesota roadside attractions and where to find them, offering a brief description of the attraction and its history, and often something else nearby if you’re in the area. But as the site grew and I saw and learned more things, I now take more time to research, write, and edit the articles, often with more photos and information. Today we’re revisiting an article I penned about the Kensington Runestone, with some new photos, insight, and information. Continue reading
In the fall of 2017 over Thanksgiving, I took a 3-day solo trip across southwest and southern Minnesota to find and photo more hidden gems. I started in Ortonville, went down through Pipestone, over to Albert Lea, up through Northfield and eventually back home to northern Minnesota. This was a section of Minnesota I had only been through a handful of times in my life, and it was an unseasonably warm few days, which made for a great opportunity to do some photography, exploring, and discovering.
Easily the most widely-known and visionary architect in US history, Frank Lloyd Wright designed incredibly unique and beautiful homes, churches, and other assorted architecture in his organic, “Usonian” style. It often featured broad, flat edges, dramatic angles, and unique building materials. But did you know he also designed a gas station once, and it’s right here in Minnesota? Continue reading