Minnesota has lots of cool and random facts within our state lines.

How many of these did you know?

  • The Mall of America is the size of 78 football fields. (9.5 million square feet)
  • The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the largest urban sculpture garden in the country.
  • Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
  • Minnesota's waters flow outward in three directions: north to Hudson Bay in Canada, east to the Atlantic Ocean, and south to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Minnesota has one recreational boat per every six people, more than any other state.
  • Minnesota Inventions: Masking and Scotch tape, Wheaties cereal, Bisquick, HMOs, the bundt pan, Aveda beauty products, and Green Giant vegetables

And my personal favorite, because I used to drive to Renville to visit my grandparents and go through Olivia - "In Olivia a single half-husked cob towers over a roadside gazebo. It is 25 feet tall, made of fiberglass, and has been up since 1973."

How many of these 6 Minnesota facts did you know?

Source: 50states.com