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If you're looking for a last-minute summer road trip, did you know the Strangest Roadside Attraction in Minnesota is just 90 minutes away from Rochester?

The Summer of 2022 is flying by, but if you're looking to sneak in one last road trip with the family (and btw, you could grab a quick $500 VISA Gift Card for a quick Vacay Payday on our app HERE), you might want to consider heading west for an attraction that will give you some amazing vacation selfies.

This attraction is located about 100 miles west of Rah-Rah-Rochester along I-90. Do you know what it is?  That's right, it's the Jolly Green Giant statue, over in Blue Earth. According to this 24/7 Wall Street survey, it's Minnesota's Strangest Roadside Attraction.

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Yes, pack the kids in the SUV and head west to see the statue version of the familiar character we've seen time and again on the label of Green Giant brand of vegetables!

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Here's what 24/7 Wall Street had to say about it: "The 55.5-foot Jolly Green Giant statue grew out of a local radio station owner’s 'Welcome Travelers' program. As he interviewed people who passed through town, he gave them Green Giant vegetables (canned in a local factory) at the end of each show. The guests would sometimes ask, 'Where’s the Green Giant?' An idea and a monument were born," the site says.

While I appreciate the kitschiness of the Jolly Green Giant statue, I think I'd rather hit up some cool hiking trails at one of Minnesota's many state and county parks, but hey, getting a selfie with the Jolly Green Giant might be worth the trip west. What do you think?

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