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The Great Minnesota Bucket List: Entertaining Excursions

Leave the household chores for another weekend, and amuse yourself with road trips.

Go Behind the Scenes

Jolly Green Giant
Gain fascinating perspective on the many corporations that call Minnesota home.

SPAM MUSEUM

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.

CIRRUS AIRCRAFT

See how single-engine, piston-powered aircraft are assembled, completed, flight tested, and delivered. Admission: free514 Taylor Circle, Duluth, 800-705-0230

RED WING STONEWARE COMPANY

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

BOISE INC.

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: free400 2nd St., International Falls, 218-285-5011

POLARIS MANUFACTURING FACILITY

Watch snowmobiles and ATVs being made and view memorabilia from the company’s 50-year history. Admission: free205 5th Ave. SW, Roseau, 218-463-4999

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