The Great Minnesota Bucket List: Entertaining Excursions
Leave the household chores for another weekend, and amuse yourself with road trips.
Go Behind the Scenes
Gain fascinating perspective on the many corporations that call Minnesota home.
For SPAM-ophiles, this 16,500-square-foot museum is mecca. Put on a hardhat and participate in a simulated SPAM production line, watch the SPAM ballet, and more. Admission: free
. 1101 N. Main St., Austin, 800-523-4635
Afterward, head west on I-90 to Blue Earth, home of the 55-foot Jolly Green Giant statue.
See how single-engine, piston-powered aircraft are assembled, completed, flight tested, and delivered. Admission: free
. 514 Taylor Circle, Duluth, 800-705-0230
Red Wing pottery has been cherished by collectors since the late 1800s. Learn how it’s made and shop in the factory store for pottery and gifts. Admission: $3 adults, $2 children 12–17, free for children under 12. 4909 Moundview Dr., Red Wing, 800-352-4877
See four of the largest and fastest papermaking machines in the world churn out 1,500 tons of paper daily. Visitors must be 10 or older; no photos allowed. Admission: free
. 400 2nd St., International Falls, 218-285-5011
Watch snowmobiles and ATVs being made and view memorabilia from the company’s 50-year history. Admission: free
. 205 5th Ave. SW, Roseau, 218-463-4999
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