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Darwin (Minnesota)

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Darwin, Minnesota is home to the world's largest ball of twine.

Get in[edit]

From Minneapolis, take 394 west, it will become highway 12. Take that for about 50 Miles and turn left at Darwin.

Get around[edit]

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  • World's Largest Ball of Twine, 1st Street (County Road 14, off Highway 12). Open 24 hours. Actually the world's largest ball of twine rolled by one person, this stringy behemoth measures 12 feet (3.65 m) in diameter and weighs 8 tons. Created by Darwin's favorite son Francis A. Johnson, the ball is a quintessential roadside attraction. Free.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Twine Ball Days. Annually on the second Saturday in August.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Two options: Country Saloon and Jack's Tavern. The former being much less seedy.

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Twine Ball Inn

Get out[edit]

Routes through Darwin
AberdeenWillmar  W noframe E  Saint Louis ParkMinneapolis


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