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#OnlyinMN Monument

#OnlyinMN Monument

OnlyinMN Monument in Hastings

The #OnlyinMN Monument in Hastings, by the Mississippi River

Legendary Photo Opportunities Found #OnlyinMN

Legend has it the #OnlyinMN monuments were hand-carved by Paul Bunyan himself, whittled from ancient Minnesota hardwoods into the massive structures you see today.

And though we're not sure if the stories are true, we're proud to say it's never been easier to find your next #OnlyinMN destination. Literally. The vibrant blue 40-foot-wide monument and stacked mini-monument are not to be missed. Always on the go, the #OnlyinMN monuments can usually be found at Minnesota attractions or events, but never for too long. Like you, they’re travelers.

Watch for these photo opportunities to pop up soon at some of your favorite Minnesota destinations and events.

Where to Find the Monument

OnlyinMN Monument at Ice Castles in Stillwater

Drive-Thru Ice and Snow Sculpture Park at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds

January 28 – February 7

The 135th St. Paul Winter Carnival Ice Carvings will move from its usual home at Rice Park to the Minnesota State Fair Grounds to create the Ice and Snow Sculpture Park. Combining two signature Winter Carnival events - the Ice Carving Competition and the Snow Sculpture Contest - this drive-thru experience will take place each day during the Winter Carnival, January 28 – February 7.

Upon entering, each car will receive a swag bag that includes the 2020-2021 Winter Minnesota Explorer, a bingo card, and the chance to purchase some treats to enjoy during the ride. Visitors will experience a one-mile tour of the Winter Carnival featuring approximately 30 visual stops that showcase works of art sculpted from ice and snow by local artisans - including an Explore Minnesota logo sculpture and of course, the #OnlyinMN monument. Attendees will be able to vote on their favorite creations via the Winter Carnival Mobile App.

Ice and Snow Sculpture Park Hours:
Mondays-Thursdays: 4-9:30pm
Fridays: 12-10pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 9am-10pm

Tickets and more information on the event can be found here.

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