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 #OnlyinMN Monuments
Buffalo Bill Days (Aug. 1-4) is celebrating 35 years! The three-day festival features games, food, plays at the Commonweal Theatre and an Old West Show. Don't miss the Saturday night fireworks off the bluffs or the Sunday afternoon grand parade for the whole family. Find the monument at the festival, located next to the Sons of Norway Lodge, July 29-Aug. 19.
The fun, family-friendly Float-A-Palooza (Aug. 17) is one of the biggest lily pad float parties around. Head to Ohuta Park for a day building sand castles at the beach, swimming in Lake Pepin or floating on a lily pad. Find the mini-monument near the Shawn Schnieder Memorial along the lake for more photo opportunities Aug. 14-19.
Celebrate the 55th annual McGregor Wild Rice Days (Aug. 30-Sept. 1)! The event over Labor Day weekend features arts & crafts, food vendors a parade a more in the downtown business district. Take a photo with the mini-monument near the near the School House Cafe.
Come to one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the nation! New Ulm's version takes place during the first two full weekends in October (Oct. 4-5, 11-12), with festivities happening all over town. The main locations for Oktoberfest are Historic Downtown, Green Mill/Best Western Plus, Morgan Creek Vineyards and Schell's Brewery. Raise your stein and pose for a photo with the #OnlyinMN monument while it's in town Oct. 1-21.