World's Fair Information Manual


EXHIBIT
Minnesota Pavilion
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Lawrence Klick, Exhibit Manager
Minnesota Pavilion
World's Fair, New York 11380
AR 1-9080
RESTAURANT
Mr. Morgan Jul
Jul's Smorgasbord
Minnesota Pavilion
World's Fair, New York 11380
AR 1-6150
FAIR CONTACT
Mr. Michael Pender
CONTRACT SIGNED
March 7, 1963
LOCATION
Block 43; Lot 1
State Area
AREA
46,296 sq. ft.
ARCHITECT
James R. Dresser & Assocs.
706 North Star Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
612 WE 5-6501
CONTRACTOR
Structural Plastics
Osseo, Minnesota
ADMISSION
Free
CHARGES
Wilderness Canoe Ride - 50c

SOURCE: 1965 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The Minnesota Pavilion is a polyhedron with a cluster of seven units, each resting on a single point. The interior of this pavilion displays the cultrual and industrial achievements of the State of Minnesota. In the final polyhedron is a shop in which quality products and souvenirs of Minnesota may be purchased. A key exhibit in the pavilion features the famous Kensington Viking "Runestone" which purportedly was left in Minnesota by the Vikings in 1362. A 28 foot high Viking statue is located at the pavilion entrance.

Under the supervision of Morgan Jul, fine Minnesota dishes are offered in the ground floor restaurants. A smorgasbord featuring Betty Crocker desserts has special rates for children. The pavilion also has an outdoor sandwich garden as well as a cocktail lounge. A second restaurant in the shape of a Viking ship is also featured.

Pavilion of Minnesota

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Built the Fair

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