Visit The World’s Largest Sugar Beet in Halstad, MN
Check your bucket list. If visiting the World's Largest Sugar Beet isn't on it, find yourself a pen and write this down, friend.
The World's Largest Sugar Beet is on display in Halstad, Minnesota. It's relatively new to the area. The sugar beet was first constructed sometime back in March. Since being open to the public, tourists have been stopping to the area like crazy to capture a selfie with it.
According to the Grand Forks Herald, the sugar beet is a giant sculpture that's 8-feet in diameter. It weighs roughly 10,000 pounds and stands 21 feet high. The leaves alone are 7 feet tall. It's safe to say, that sugar beet is here to stay...no one can move it!
According to the World's Largest Sugar Beet and Central Park Facebook page, the sculpture was made to "To commemorate the remarkable impact that sugar beets have had on agriculture [in the area]." The first sugar beet factory opened in East Grand Forks, MN in 1926. The Red River Valley makes up about 57% of the sugar beet acres in the U.S.
So, in case you thought this sugar beet sculpture was just random, it's not! There's a lot of historical significance to the area.
We're in the middle of a pandemic and many fun attractions and events have been postponed or canceled this summer--but not the sugar beet. This might be a great learning opportunity and chance for your family to take a little road trip. Halstad is located about 3 hours northeast of St. Cloud. Plus, your Instagram will look fabulous.
The sugar beet is located at 33 3rd St. W in Halstad, MN.