Gary flies to Minneapolis, Minnesota to head to Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd in search of coasters and finds the massive Paul Bunyan. This is the beginning of a week-long trip through Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa.
The next stop for the Midwest is North Dakota, with a visit to the city of Fargo to see the wood chipper from the movie Fargo. Then continuing to Bismarck for Super Slide Amusement Park, home of North Dakota's only roller coaster, and a meal at Blarney Stone Pub.
A day of driving around South Dakota, with stops at the famous Mt. Rushmore, and the nearby Rushmore Adventure Park, and a visit to Storybook Land in Aberdeen, SD with it's Wizard of Oz Storybook Trail.