Serving as not only the birthplace for hundreds of roadside attractions across the country, F.A.S.T. Corporation in Sparta, WI is also somewhat of a mecca for roadside attraction enthusiasts. Located adjacent to their workshops is a roadside attraction graveyard of sorts, a junkyard where the molds used to create the pieces, many of which you’ve seen on this site, lie strewn about, encouraging visitors to walk among them and reminisce on where they may have seen them before. Continue reading
Awhile back I wrote an article discussing the Top 10 Roadside Attractions in MN. It was certainly difficult to decide which ones to include, but I stand by the list. Then I got to thinking, how could I forgot so many other good ones? Do I go up to a Top 20, a Top 50? How about an alternate Top 10? So without further ado, here is the list of the Top 10 Best Minnesota Roadside Attraction Alternates.
Minnesota’s northeast corner is a rugged, scenic wilderness with rocky cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and postcard-esque little tourist towns on Lake Superior. This area is also rich in cultural history, dating back to the 1700’s, when the first Europeans in the area were French fur traders, known as Voyageurs. These intrepid explorers often met up on the trail and traded with the Ojibwe Indians native to this area. So it’s obviously no surprise that many towns in this area have put up roadside attractions to commemorate this.
From classic tourist sites like the Statue of Liberty and the Space Needle to bucket-list standby’s like the Grand Canyon and the Golden Gate Bridge, each state has their share of must-see attractions, monuments, landmarks, or natural scenic areas. Minnesota is no exception. And although we do have the nation’s largest mall and four major sports teams, it’s the following pictures that are truly emblematic of the North Star State.