10. Having a Ball: Minnesota Twine Ball, Darwin, Minnesota

Darwin is the proud home to the world's largest ball of twine, weighing 17,400 pounds and measuring 12 feet in diameter. Creator Francis A. Johnson worked on the creation for decades before he died and left behind a now-beloved landmark, housed safely in a gazebo for travelers to see. One TripAdvisor traveler said, "The very nice man opened the gazebo and let us take in the whole experience – the smell and touch of the ball."
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