Lanesboro, MN should have made our Top 10 Towns in Minnesota list, without a doubt. I had a great deal of readers mention it, and I acknowledge that if I could go back and re-do it, I would have definitely included it. It’s a beautiful little gem of a town, set deep in the heart of southern Minnesota’s Bluff County along the Root River. It’s touristy, too. There are more B&B’s here than any other small town in Minnesota, most of which are located in old, Victorian homes dating back to the late 1800’s. Continue reading
Like most states in the US, Minnesota has a long history of Native Americans here long before European settlers found their way over. But in the roadside attractions world, it’s only right that we give a tip of the cap to the history of Indians that have long since been in our state, and we’ve selected 10 of the best statues that commemorate them.
We’ve taken a stab at the most beautiful churches in the Twin Cities (there were a lot to choose from), as well as the best of the 52 Catholic churches in Stearns County alone, but this week we tackle the top 25 most beautiful and unique churches in the state. The thousands of houses of worship range from old and historic to modern and simple, but the most beautiful and amazing churches always have a rich history and incredible architecture.
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.