On the Road Again
Treasure City ~ Royalton, Minnesota
Whenever we used to take the boys up Highway 10, we'd stop in Treasure City. There had been teaser signs all along the way, signs featuring a lurid depiction of a sword-bearing pirate glowering over a treasure chest full of plunder. What boy could resist? "Something for everybody" meant cheap toys, trinkets and souvenirs for the kids and restrooms for the adults. There is a small park behind the place where the young'uns could run around a bit, next to where the RVs can empty their holding tanks.
Not many places like this left in Minnesota. Not as many kids, more vacations are spent flying to real tourist destinations. South Dakota still has quite a few, and of course it has the grand-daddy of them all: Wall Drug.