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Billy Banjo Picnic Park on Oak Creek Canyon

Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and Meteor Crater

February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hats off to Northern Arizona! Hats Off America traveled to Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and Meteor Crater, three stunning places in Northern Arizona. While Arizona is famous for is giant saguaros and the Grand Canyon, there is so much more in Arizona. From Ponderosa forests in the North to the…

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The Barringer Crater in Arizona

Meteor Crater in Arizona

February 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hats off to the Barringer Crater near Winslow Arizona! When driving through Arizona on Highway 40 you may be tempted to skip Meteor Crater. Meteor Crater is located on a very remote stretch of highway, with many miles between towns and rest stops. It is 6 miles from the freeway.…

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chimney rock in sedona

Sedona Chimney Rock Trail

February 8, 2020 | 1 Comment

Hats off to Chimney Rock Trail We were looking for an early evening hike close to our hotel in Sedona. We simply turned left of off Highway 89 and drove towards the mountain. This short excursion brought us to the Thunder Mountain Trailhead and the Chimney Rock Trail. Arriving at…

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Artwork of owls submitted by children

International Owl Center in Houston, Minnesota

August 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hat’s off to the International Owl Center! International Owl Center The International Owl Center in Houston, Minnesota is a lovely day trip from the Twin Cities. The Houston area is surrounded by beautiful river bluffs. It is in the scenic Root River Valley, and is a great place for hiking…

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The bison herd in Minneopa State Park

Minneopa State Park in Minnesota

July 13, 2019 | 1 Comment

Hats off to Minneopa State Park! Minneopa State Park is only an hour and a half from the Twin Cities and so makes an easy day trip. The park is beautiful, as you would expect with any state park. But what makes this one special is the herd of bison!…

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Saint Croix Scenic Riverway

July 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Michael Lanning

January 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

Hat’s off to Michael Lanning! Michael Lanning fell off of a ladder while putting up holiday lights and sustained spinal cord injuries in 1997. He and his family have faced those injuries with courage as well as ingenuity. In his workshop, Michael enjoys problem solving and creating unique furniture solutions.

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Reach and Restore

December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hat’s off to Reach and Restore based in Hopkins, Minnesota! Reach and Restore (R&R) provides needy families with resources to provide a sense of hope and be a support to get back on their feet. This may include physical needs such as household items, furniture, locating housing or transportation and…

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The Twin Cities Marathon Wheelers

October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hat’s off to the wheelers at the Twin Cities Marathon! Date: October 1, 2017 Thousands of people ran in this year’s Twin Cities In Motion Marathon, aided by volunteers, law enforcement and medical personnel. Here’s a Hat’s Off salute to the wheelers!  We spoke with some of them including Matthew…

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September 11 Tribute at Lake Harriet

September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Remembering September 11 at the Lake Harriet Bandshell Visited date: September 11, 2017 Location: 4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN There is a beautiful 9/11 ceremony and concert every year at the Lake Harriet bandshell. The planning is by the Minnesota 9/11 Tribute. The highlight is the military marching…

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