#OnlyinMN Monument

The #OnlyinMN Monument at Kiwanis Holiday Lights 2018

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.


Find the Monument


Kiwanis Holiday Lights, Mankato, Nov. 27-Jan. 2

Walk or drive through! The 8th annual celebration of Kiwanis Holiday Lights (Nov. 29-Dec. 31) for the Greater Mankato area builds on past traditions and promotes communities served while raising donations for those in need. Find the #OnlyinMN Monument alongside a display of over 1.5 million LED lights, a skating rink, horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa Claus, live reindeer, ice sculptures and more! Admission is free, though cash donations and non-perishable food items are collected each night for area food shelves.


Holiday Lights in Motion, Sleepy Eye, Dec. 9-30

Celebrate the season at Sleepy Eye's Holiday Lights in Motion (Nov. 28-Jan. 1) featuring 85 festive trees decorated in 200,000 lights and horse and carriage rides on select dates! Enjoy concession stands, music and a great photo opportunity with the #OnlyinMN Mini-Monument at the event in Sportman's Park.


Coming Soon


Sleigh & Cutter Festival, Waseca, Jan. 27-Feb. 17

The Waseca Sleigh & Cutter Festival (Jan. 27-Feb. 23) gets bigger and better each year with over 30 activities taking place after the holiday season. Created in 1950, the annual winter festival continues to entertain young and old. Festivities include curling, ice sculptures, contests, a parade down State Street featuring magnificent horses and a great photo opportunity with the #OnlyinMN Mini-Monument!