Best known to fans of the fantastical as the land of giant sculptures, Minnesota  offers plenty of bizarre and humorous attractions.
You can make your own judgments about the exhibits at the Twin Cities ’ larger art museums and sculpture parks, but many of the smaller galleries are brave enough to skirt the edges of wacky, if not tacky. And searching the Mall of America  for tackiness is shooting fish in a barrel.
South of town, in Wykoff, the incomparable Ed’s Museum  is all about one nobody and his stuff. You can’t seriously search for wacky and tacky Minnesota without seeing Austin’s SPAM Museum,  Blue Earth’s 47-foot-tall Jolly Green Giant statue , Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House’s two-story outhouse  in Belle Plaine, and Darwin’s giant twine ball. 
If that’s not enough for you, you can learn about the silly legend of the Kensington Runestone  in Alexandria, where the 28-foot-tall Viking Big Ole  welcomes you to the “Birthplace of America.”
There’s an abundance of oversized statuary farther north, in and around Fergus Falls, including the world’s largest otter , prairie chicken , and pelican . Brainerd is positively overrun with giant Paul Bunyan statues , including one that talks. There are also some giant walleye sculptures  around Lake Mille Lacs and a fishing-bobber water tower  in Pequot Lakes.
Bemidji’s Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues  inspired the whole trend of oversized sculptures in Minnesota, and Akeley claims Minnesota’s tallest Paul Bunyan  (well, he would be if he stood up).