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The Great Minnesota Bucket List: Amusing Adventures

Load up the car with kids, sunblock, a camera, and binoculars, and go play.

Voyageurs National Park

Think Big

PELICAN IN PELICAN RAPIDS

The world’s largest pelican is 15.5 feet tall and a perfect 5:1 scale model of a real pelican.

CHIEF BEMIDJI IN BEMIDJI

He was originally carved by a Dane named Gustav Hinsch in 1898, and in 2011, city leaders voted to replace him.

OTTER IN FERGUS FALLS

On the shores of Grotto Lake, a giant otter welcomes visitors to the hub of the Ottertail Empire.

IRON ORE MINER IN CHISHOLM

Standing 35 feet tall on a 45-foot base, “Iron Man” is the third largest sculpture in the United States after the Statue of Liberty and the St. Louis arch.

LOON IN VERGAS

This 20-foot, 6,500-pound replica of the Minnesota state bird sits on the shore of Long Lake.

JOLLY MR. TACONITE IN SILVER BAY

He represents the dream that taconite would save the Iron Range.

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