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Minnesota Twine Ball

Darwin, MN
+1 320-693-7544
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A fun stop!

It’s hard to see in the pictures because of the reflection but this thing is BIG! I was impressed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lveach19
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New Castle, Indiana
via mobile
Legendary hand rolled ball of twine!

Kichey, iconic and charming, Be sure to take advantage of your photo opportunity and do not forget... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
altra2016
,
Litchfield, Minnesota
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The world's largest ball of twine built by one man is on display for all to see.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s hard to see in the pictures because of the reflection but this thing is BIG! I was impressed by how much work it took. The museum was closed. I wanted a souvenir! 😩

Thank lveach19
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Kichey, iconic and charming, Be sure to take advantage of your photo opportunity and do not forget to sign the guest book located in the mail box. If you page through the book, you will see people from all states and countries have travelled to...More

Thank altra2016
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We just happened upon this little gem. Not at all far off the main road. Not a large crowd. Very well displayed with a very nice little museum and gift shop. No entry fee. You will be glad to say you saw this. Don't expect...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

It's a big ball of twine - made by one man - it's enclosed in a gazebo so no touching - nevertheless impressive. Got there very late in the day so museum and gift shop closed.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Inspired by Weird Al, my son insisted that we make this a stop on our road trip. Totally worth it! It is an immense ball of twine and the volunteers who run the souvenir shop can give you more background about the town. There are...More

Thank Erika K
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

What can I say? It's big, it's round and it's a ball! It sort of takes you breath away how mighty that big ball is. Marilyn was very informative and opened early for us. Sadly you can't get right in to touch the ball and...More

Thank Jill H
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The twine ball was actually bigger and more impressive than I expected! It's inside a closed gazebo, so you can't touch it but can see it clearly. There's a nice, small museum which is free. Knowledgeable and helpful staff. The creator of the twine ball...More

Thank mplsfoode
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

We had seen this often as we grew up because it was on the way to our aunt and uncle's farm in the area. We decided to stop to take a break and eat lunch. The docent in the museum (who knew there was a...More

Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

It was a nice stop on my trip across country. Weird Al even wrote a song about it. You aren't allowed to actually touch the twine ball, you can only view from gazebo. There isn't always someone there running the store, but signs on the...More

Thank Brian F
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Interesting facts. Nice that this small town is preserving this original ball of twine, made by one man.

Thank Deb S
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