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“A surprise in South Dakota”

Green Giant Statue Park
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Owner description: What weighs 8,000 pounds, is 55 feet tall and wears a size 78 shoe? The largest statue of the Jolly Green Giant, that's what.
Reviewed August 14, 2014

Just a small diversion after a long day. We have seen the Paul Bunyan & Blue ox now we have seen the Green Giant. Out lives are complete

1  Thank Robert T
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Blue Earth, MN Home of the Jolly Green Giant. Great photo op of a roadside oddity. Be sure to climb the stairs in back. Too bad that they did not give out Eskimo Pies ... They were invented here also. Fun stop on the interstate.

Thank JBK33928
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Suppose you were building the longest interstate highway in the United States by having one team start on the west coast and having it build east and having another team start on the east coast and having it build west. How would you commemorate the spot where the two teams finally met up?

Maybe you could build a giant crossroads. Possibly you could build something that symbolized east and west. Or perhaps even a giant statue to Dwight D. Eisenhower, who tirelessly championed the interstate system while conducting the D Day invasion of Normandy.

Nope. Nothing screams the crossroads of America better than a giant statue of a happy green giant.

No trip down Interstate 90 is complete without a photo-op in front of this 55 foot symbol of canned vegetables. And so we stopped here on June 28, 2014, paying homage to the green giant that was built shortly after the east and west crews building I-90 linked up in 1978.

Ike would have been proud. Ho ho ho, Green Giant.

1  Thank Jason_Klimowicz
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

This statue of the Jolly Green Giant (ho oh oh, green giant!) is set in a very nice park, easily reached from I-90 at Blie Earth, MN. He may be seen from the highway, among large oak trees. The park features a small gift/information building that looks like a one-room schoolhouse, and a couple of photo-op dugouts of the Green Giant and Sprout. The grass and flowers are well-kept, and the are several picnic tables scattered under the huge trees. A Dairy Queen is almost adjacent, but is blocked by the trees, so you could get food there and walk over to enjoy in Green Giant Park!

1  Thank BadgerDonW
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped here on our drive from Sioux Falls to Minneapolis. There's not much to see, but it's a great place to get out of the car and stretch your legs for a few minutes. There's a Dairy Queen nearby if you need some food. I was hoping this stop would inspire my boys to eat their veggies, but it did no such thing.

Thank wishesUT
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