This past weekend I spent some time up north (near Dent, Minnesota) with some friends. Naturally once I heard that we were within miles of the Vergas—home of the World’s Largest Loon—we planned a quick stop on our way back to Minneapolis.
The state bird of Minnesota—which is apparently home to a lot of “World’s Largest” things—is consequently the loon. Hence Vergas’ 20-foot sculpture as well as its summer festival, Loony Days, which we just happened to show up in the middle of. A bit of parade traffic, an ice cream cone and much more walking than we’d anticipated, we happened across the loon.
World’s Largest Loon, Vergas, MN (Travel tip: continue on HWY 228 toward Long Lake, sculpture is located in Vergas Park)