Where are the Top Literary Landmarks Found in Minnesota?

O.E. Rolvaag House - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RolvaagHouse.jpg

Minnesota has a beautiful and colorful history which brings a great deal of pride to state residents. The architecture and nature found in Minnesota are admirable but another aspect to take pride in is the plethora of literary icons.

There are many famous and successful literary icons related to Minnesota and literature lovers can feel closer to the authors of their favorite novels by visiting a few landmarks around the state. Here are the top literary landmarks to check out in Minnesota.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum – 330 8th Street, Walnut Grove

American pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder is a great author that comes from Minnesota. This famous personality and author gave us the novels “Little House on the Prairie” and today you can find a huge collection of Wilder memorabilia found in the museum.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Laurel House – 481 Laurel Avenue, St. Paul

The St. Paul home of F. Scott Fitzgerald is a popular literary landmark that has been registered as such. This was his home for the first two years of his life. You may know the name because he was named after his famous cousin Francis Scott Key and because of his work during the jazz age, “The Great Gatsby.” He was one of the greatest novelists of all time. Check out his other home, the Summit House at 599 Summit Ave, where he spent many years writing novels.

Sinclair Lewis’ Gravesite – Greenwood Cemetery, Sauk Centre

Sinclair Lewis was a playwright, novelist and short story writer from Sauk Centre, Minnesota. He wrote about themes of racism, fascism and feminism with novels like “Main Street.” His cremated remains are located in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre where he was born.

Also be sure to check out Peanuts Statues in Landmark Plaza of St. Paul and the the O.E. Rolvaag House in Northfield, MN.

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