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.
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The 10th annual Twin Cities Film Festival (Oct. 16-26) brings a diverse and inspiring lineup of films this year, held at the ShowPlace ICON Theater at The Shops at West End. The event celebrates the talent and artistry of independent filmmakers in the Twin Cities, with over 100 films being screened, from shorts to documentaries to feature films. Come walk the red carpet and take a photo with the #OnlyinMN Mini-Monument!
To honor Minnesota's deer hunting tradition, educate our youth and promote ethical hunting practices, Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Explore Minnesota and the Fergus Falls community are proud to announce the 17th annual Minnesota Governor's Deer Hunting Opener celebration (Nov. 7-10). Many activities will take place during this year's celebration including a photo opportunity with the large #OnlyinMN Monument outside the Bigwood Event Center.
The University of Minnesota is home to a highly successful Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Minnesota Gophers men's football team, currently ranked No. 20 in both the AP and Coaches polls, is scheduled to play seventh-ranked Penn State (Nov. 9) and sixth-ranked Wisconsin (Nov. 30). Fans will find the #OnlyinMN Mini-Monument in the west plaza during those games. Stop by to snap a photo to commemorate the events!
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.