Look at this giant traveling 'Bootmobile' that's coming to Minnesota

L.L.Bean's rolling icon will be giving away prizes at the Mall of America over Super Bowl weekend.
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L.L.Bean's rolling icon will be giving away prizes at the Mall of America over Super Bowl weekend.

Here's your chance to snag a selfie with a giant fake boot that probably has more social media followers than you.

The L.L.Bean "Bootmobile" documents its travels around the world on Instagram and Twitter, and lucky for us, it'll be making the rounds in Minnesota very soon. 

"Designed to help people to enjoy the outdoors," the Bootmobile, which is a scaled iteration of the brand’s famous Bean Boot, has traveled more than 160,000 miles, appeared at hundreds of events in 14 states and dozens of college campuses, and made tracks to every L.L.Bean store in the country.

There are actually two Bootmobiles – the original was built on a Ford F250 frame, is more than 13-feet-tall, and is laced with 12-strand braided mooring rope capable of towing 106,000 pounds.

It became so popular that L.L.Bean built a second, "greener" Bootmobile that's slightly smaller but just as ridiculous looking.

L.L.Bean loves Minnesota

The Bootmobile first made the trek here (from its headquarters in Maine) when Minnesota's first – and only – L.L.Bean store opened at the Mall of America back in 2014.

L.L.Bean is apparently a big fan of our state. At the MOA store's ribbon cutting ceremony, the company gave a $15,000 check to Minneapolis Parks as a gesture toward the community, GearJunkie says. The company said Minnesota was selected for its “strong love of the outdoors and its active community.”

“We see Minnesota and Maine as something like long-lost brothers,” Greg Elder, a Minnesota native and the company’s Vice President of Retail Stores said at the time.

With Minnesota doubling down on its "Bold North" identity as of late – not to mention that big game coming to town – it's the ideal time for the Bootmobile to return. It's coming back to the Land of 10,000 Lakes to help spread some love for the outdoors as part of its "Winter Fun Tour."

It's making two stops

The L.L.Bean Bootmobile will appear Feb. 10-11 at Giants Ridge Ski Resort near Biwabik – the rolling icon's first first appearance on the Mesabi Iron Range, according to Minnesota Brown.

But before that, the boot on wheels obviously will be in the Twin Cities area during all the craziness, landing at the Mall of America over Super Bowl weekend.

Spectators can stop by to check out the boot and L.L.Bean's latest gear, get special discount coupons and have their photos taken in one of those face-in-the-hole things.

There will also be a bunch of games with chances to win prizes, including L.L.Bean gear and passes for Giants Ridge Ski Resort. 

It's all happening near the L.L.Bean store (located on the first floor) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Feb. 2-4.

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