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Minnesota Twine Ball

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Destination: Darwin and the Big Ball of Twine

Believe it or not, this has been on my 'to do' list for many years, and my friend and I finally... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Who wouldn't want to see the largest ball of twine?!

We stopped here on the way to my sister's wedding in Grove City, MN. It was definitely an added... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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The world's largest ball of twine built by one man is on display for all to see.
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Darwin, MN
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Believe it or not, this has been on my 'to do' list for many years, and my friend and I finally made it to Darwin, MN to take a look. The extremely large ball of twine is in a plexiglass hut, with some informative panels...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

We stopped here on the way to my sister's wedding in Grove City, MN. It was definitely an added bonus to the weekend. The small museum and gift shop was also open. No one quite knows why Francis Johnson, son of a US senator from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Great place for a break to stretch your legs during a road trip! It might not be a very flashy or glamourous attraction, but it is quite impressive and definitely worth seeing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Milroy204
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Lots of people have heard of this - the largest ball of twine wound by one man (although evidently there is someone somewhere else about to overtake this record) - anyway - it isn't far off the highway and it is worth a look! The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

This is such a cool roadside stop. It was a Wheel of Fortune puzzle but Pat apparently didn’t know it’s actual location- Darwin, Mn.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 113caroll
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

It’s hard to see in the pictures because of the reflection but this thing is BIG! I was impressed by how much work it took. The museum was closed. I wanted a souvenir! 😩

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lveach19
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Kichey, iconic and charming, Be sure to take advantage of your photo opportunity and do not forget to sign the guest book located in the mail box. If you page through the book, you will see people from all states and countries have travelled to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank altra2016
Reviewed September 4, 2017

We just happened upon this little gem. Not at all far off the main road. Not a large crowd. Very well displayed with a very nice little museum and gift shop. No entry fee. You will be glad to say you saw this. Don't expect...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank waynemcb
Reviewed August 31, 2017

It's a big ball of twine - made by one man - it's enclosed in a gazebo so no touching - nevertheless impressive. Got there very late in the day so museum and gift shop closed.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank outbound1
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Inspired by Weird Al, my son insisted that we make this a stop on our road trip. Totally worth it! It is an immense ball of twine and the volunteers who run the souvenir shop can give you more background about the town. There are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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