Category Archives: MINI Takes the States

Threading the “Needle’s Eye” on South Dakota’s Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway

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If you like twisty roads, beautiful views, and a good measure of patriotic flair, the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway of South Dakota is the only way to get to Mount Rushmore…

Top 10 places we went in 2016 and why you should go there in 2017

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From Yellowstone’s Old Faithful to Route 66 to space shuttles, we saw some amazing things in 2016. Here are the 10 best places we visited this year…

Traveling America kept me sane through the nastiest of elections

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The vote is in, but most of us feel battered and bruised- regardless of the outcome. These truths from traveling give us hope for whatever may lie ahead…

Carhenge is hands-down Nebraska’s strangest roadside attraction

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Just why did a man make a full-size replica of Stonehenge out of old cars? Find out why and why Carhenge in Alliance, NE is the state’s most bizarre roadside attraction.

3 reasons why Badlands Pawn in Sioux Falls, SD is absurdly awesome

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Where else can you grab lunch, fire a gun, pawn your guitar, and catch a live concert? Yep. Badlands Pawn in Sioux Falls, SD really is the coolest.

Wall Drug Store is still one of America’s best roadside attractions

Posted on in Diners and Drive-Ins, Food, MINI Takes the States, Roadside Awesomeness, Small Town USA, South Dakota, Story | 0 comments
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From a simple promise of free water to worldwide notoriety, Wall Drug Store is still one of the best roadside attractions in the entire United States. Here’s why…

Going nuclear at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Posted on in Highway Guides, MINI Takes the States, Museums, National Parks, Roadside Awesomeness, South Dakota, Story, Weird | 0 comments

Ever want to peer over a gigantic nuclear missile? Minuteman Missile National Historic Site lets you do just that. And it’s terrifying…

McGovern Legacy Museum: an enlightening South Dakota surprise

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We stumble into the McGovern Legacy Museum in Mitchell, SD for a little history on George McGovern, South Dakota’s favorite politician…

South Dakota’s 1880 Town takes you from I-90 to the wild west

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Just off South Dakota’s I-90 at Exit 170, 1880 Town takes you from the monotony of the interstate to the excitement of a true turn-of-the-century cowboy town…

Bucket List Checkoff: the a-maize-ing Corn Palace of Mitchell, SD

Posted on in Festivals and Events, MINI Takes the States, Museums, Roadside Awesomeness, Small Town USA, South Dakota, Story, Weird | 0 comments

South Dakota is corn country, and there’s no better example than the massive Corn Palace of Mitchell, SD- a building covered with, you guessed it, corn…