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Spam Museum
Austin, Minnesota

An entire museum devoted to Spam!! The canned type -- not the computer type. They've got movies, jingles and about 20 different types of the stuff. This World War II product is a natural for the farm country of Minnesota.

The museum is free and a great fun stop, but the gift shop with all those Spam labels cost me a bundle.

The Jolly Green Giant
Blue Earth, Minnesota

The town of Blue Earth paid $43,000 to erect a 55-foot fiberglass statue of the Jolly Green Giant in 1978. Yes, there I am at his feet. The Litte Green Sprout and the city of Le Sueur of pea fame are near by in the Valley of the Green Giant. They grow peas there..

The Giant and Blue Earth are located at the halfway point along Interstate 90, the longest interstate in the United States.. It was permanently erected on July 6, 1979. The statue attracts over 10,000 visitors a year.

Blue Earth
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