The Jolly Green Giant

I have road construction in and around Minneapolis-St. Paul to thank for this image. [Thanks, Mn/DOT!] Since a section or sections of Interstate 94 were closed for much of last weekend, I took a different [and longer] route home on Sunday from Iowa.

With the promise of food, fuel and a giant statue, I was not about to pass up Exit 119 and Blue Earth, Minn., along Interstate 90. Blue Earth is home to a Jolly Green Giant statue that stands 55-feet tall. According to, Blue Earth is not the actual birthplace of the mighty green man. That honor belongs to nearby Le Sueur.

I’m a sucker for roadside attractions and the upper Midwest sure seems to have more than its share of giant statues.

P.S. Have a fabulous weekend!

2 comments on “The Jolly Green Giant Or That’s A Really Tall Guy

  1. Geoff Hansen on said:

    Ha! During my college years, I used to drive by the big guy on my way home from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls.

  2. Hey, Geoff. For some reason I always forget that your roots are in the Midwest. Speaking of roots [pun intended!], your latest book project – “The Joy of Keeping a Root Cellar” – looks both beautiful and interesting. Congrats.

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