This list started out as a Top Ten, until I realized very quickly that narrowing it down to ten was downright impossible. Even 20 was difficult. There are so many, really. I thought about doing it by specifying only commercial buildings, or churches, or residential homes, but I didn’t want to exclude any. I lived in Minneapolis for 5 years and always thought the buildings were cool, but only recently have I come to truly appreciate the diversity of the unique architecture of the Twin Cities. Here are 20 unique buildings found around Minneapolis/St. Paul. Continue reading
According to Wikipedia, Lakewood Cemetery in south Minneapolis is “considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country.” You can’t help but agree when you drive through the hilly, wooded space that almost feels more like a nature preserve than a final resting place for who’s who of Minneapolis. Continue reading
In the spring of 2010, outdoor baseball returned to Minnesota after 28 years of playing in the Metrodome downtown. And what a return it has been. Target Field, with naming rights purchased by the Target Corporation of course, is a state-of-the-art outdoor baseball venue on the edge of downtown Minneapolis where the MLB team the Minnesota Twins play. But where most fans head there enjoy the ambience of watching America’s pastime outside, I found the decor of the place just as great.
As with any great top ten list, the candidates were many and the final draft debatable. This list may never be accurate and I will probably change my mind next week, but it’s been determined that the following entries are the most interesting, unique, and definitive roadside attractions of the North Star State. Let’s get down to it!
In front of the U.S. District Courthouse in Minnesota’s largest city, you will find a very unique setting. This ‘courtyard’ of sorts is actually a 50,000 square foot plaza featuring grass mounds planted with small pine trees – an oasis of sorts in a concrete jungle. While downtown Minneapolis certainly has its charm, this little slice of green islands also features something more curious – the “Rockmen.”