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F ach attraction made ach 1 2 page ntry interesting without reading like a guide book A bit heavy on the Minnesota section but what do you xpect the author s from Minneapolis Plus I ll admit it MN has some GREAT oddities This book probably isn t for veryone but it was definitely for me okay okay I get it people make weird t for veryone but it was definitely for me okay okay I get it people make weird Mysterious and the most outrageous Tourist Attractions Complete With attractions Complete with descriptions driving directions and numerous photographs Midwest Marvels is a must have for veryone from armchair travelers to seasoned road warriors planning a trip through the heart of the countryBorn in the shadow of the World’s Largest Six Pack in La Crosse Wisconsin Eric Dregni is a freelance writer for the Rake and the Minneapolis Star Tribune He is the author of several books including Minnesota Marvels Roadside Attractions in the Land of Lakes Minnesota 2001 The Scooter Bible Ads That Put America on Wheels and most recently Let’s Go Bowling He lives in Minneapolis. With soaring gas prices vacationers may be staying closer to home Need some ideas that may be staying closer to home Need some ideas that a little bit different How about the Spam Museum in Minnesota or South Dakota s Outhouse Museum Dregni has compiled a directory of the biggest smallest oddest and most mysterious attractions of the Midwest A great compilation of some of the bes. Only in the Midwest is civic pride measured by the size of a town’s roadside sculpture Much loved monuments and larger than life replicas add character to Their Surroundings Intriguing And surroundings intriguing and visitors as they pass through town Midwest Marvels is not your typical guidebook character to their surroundings intriguing and amusing visitors as they pass through town Midwest Marvels is not your typical guidebook travel xpert Eric Dregni takes the reader on a slightly off center tour of the bizarre and the beautiful across Iowa Minnesota the Dakotas and Wisconsin and directs road trippers to the one of a kind oddities that cause drivers to turn off the interstate in aweIntricate architecture and historical monuments often reveal the soul of a city but in Audubon Iowa visitors T weird Americana that the upper Midwest has to offer Some of the info is out of date not the author s fault given the ver changing nature of the beast but it was good to read about some attractions I d never heard of Not an Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey easy feat as I m a road tripper from Wisconsin and the upper Midwest is kind of my wheelhouse Short histories Ind a thirty foot forty five ton talking bullrected as a monument to the beef industry In Minnesota a tourist can view monuments to Paul Bunyan or visit the Spam Museum and North Dakota boasts a forty five foot tower of discarded oil cans trumped a forty five foot tower of discarded oil cans trumped by the world’s tallest structure a TV tower jutting nearly a half mile into the sky Everyone is familiar with South Dakota’s Mount Rush and Corn Palace but less famous is the uniue Outhouse Museum Of course only in Wisconsin can a couple get married in the mouth of a 145 foot muskieReaders will appreciate the countless hours Dregni has spent searching for the biggest the smallest the oddest the most.

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Midwest Marvels: Roadside Attractions across Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin