5 Big Minnesota-Shaped Things in Minnesota
There’s no getting around it: Minnesotans love things shaped like Minnesota.
We love the logo so much that it adorns everything we can emblazon it on and probably always will. I saw a meme not long ago that listed off the things Minnesotans love, and it read: Minnesota, Target, other Minnesotans, and things with Minnesota on them. It’s one of the better and more recognizable state outlines in the US, and here are five physical things right here in Minnesota that bear our state’s likeness.
5. Corn Maze, Edgarton – Although this likeness was from 2016, the Spronk family, the folks behind Rock River Pumpkin Fest in Edgarton (outside of Pipestone) carved a corn maze in the shape of Minnesota, counties and all!
4. State Welcome Signs – Entering Minnesota via any of the interstate systems, visitors will notice the big, bold, Minnesota-shaped “Welcome” signs standing 20-ft tall that completely blow away any other state in the union’s signs.
3. Graceville Golf Course – Graceville, MN, is a small town on the western edge of central Minnesota, about 25 miles from the South Dakota border. Their golf course cleverly uses a lake, two intersecting roads, and some carefully-planted trees to create the outline of Minnesota.
2. Swimming Pool, Fergus Falls – Although the hotel franchise name has switched several times (Kelly Inn, Best Western, now currently a Country Inn & Suites), the iconic indoor swimming pool in this Fergus Falls hotel has not changed a bit since it was designed in the 1970’s.
1. Minnesota-shaped Forest, Williams – In 2014, this peculiar pine forest in the far northern reaches of Minnesota was brought to light by users of Google Maps’ aerial view feature. Prior to that, only a handful of people knew about it.