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Rock City

Fortunately one trait Michael and I share in common is pulling off the highway to visit small town and roadside attractions.  Last week when I was alone en route to Oklahoma City, I decided to finally see what that "Rock City" sign at the Minneapolis, Kansas exit was all about.

First you have to drive through Minneapolis itself, which is filled with beautiful Victorian homes that are well-maintained.  This one was my favourite.

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The downtown looked like many very small towns in the region, with this building being an interesting exception.

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The town also had a fun looking city park across from the fairgrounds.  Not every day do you see a Ferris wheel in front of grain elevators.

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You have to drive a few miles on the other side of town before you reach Rock City.  According to the brochure, ""There is no other place in the world where there are so many concretions of such giant size."

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Also, according to the brochure, they are remnants of the sea floor. Everything around them eroded away.  Wikipedia has more information.

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In the midst of a long day of driving, I enjoyed stretching my legs around these massive rocks.  

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This one they call the "Donut Hole."  Sebastian could crawl through it.

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