October 15th, 2006 - Owatonna, MN
This one is very cool and it makes for a great break after driving through Iowa. It's right off of I-35 north of Owatonna. It's south of the Cabela's store, which is an attraction of it's own.
Inside Cabela's you will find huge aquariums full of Minnesota fish and critter mountain, which is a fake mountain in the middle of the store scattered with dozens of different stuffed animals (the taxidermy type, not the gift shop type). There's also a giant deer statue out front.
But back to the jets (J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!). They are outside of what was Heritage Halls Transportation and Children's Museum, which is now closed. It was closed down when we stopped as well. I would imagine that it had various historical transportation stuff and children on display at the museum. The jets look nice from a distance, but you need to stand underneath them to truly appreciate it. I was amazed with how cool they are. I don't know how tall they are exactly, but they were built to withstand 100 mile-per-hour winds.
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