Then think way beyond that, and you have Treasure City in Royalton.
Earlier this summer I briefly toured this kitschy place along U.S. Highway 10 between St. Cloud and Little Falls that advertises “Gifts, souvenirs, jewelry and snacks. Something for everyone.”
Unfortunately, I arrived only 10 minutes before closing, which left me with little time to explore a store that would take hours and hours of meandering down narrow aisles to truly see every treasure stashed here.
But I saw enough to know that any kid would love this place. Perhaps that’s why it’s become so popular with northbound vacationers. I can almost hear Mom promise: “We’ll stop at Treasure City if you kids stop fighting.”
Or the kids whine: “Mom, Dad, can we stop at Treasure City? Can we? Can we?”
Yup, it’s that kind of place, the perfect pit stop on the way to the lake cabin, the perfect way to keep kids, and parents, happy.
But I have one question: Are those $12.99 alligator heads really “Genuine American Alligator Products” from New Orleans, La., as the price tags say?
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