Minnesota Logos Eligibility Criteria

Gas

  • Vehicle services including gas or alternative fuels and oil
  • Restroom facilities and drinking water
  • Continuous, staffed operation at least 12 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Public access to a telephone
  • Maximum distance of service: 3 miles in Urban and 15 miles in Rural

Food

  • Provide at least 2 meals a day during normal mealtimes of breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Continuous, staffed food service operation at least 6 days a week except holidays
  • Seating capacity for at least 20 people
  • Restroom facilities
  • State or local licensing or approval, where required
  • Public access to a telephone
  • Maximum distance of service: 3 miles in Urban and 15 miles in Rural

Lodging

  • Adequate sleeping accommodations
  • Restroom facilities
  • State or local licensing or approval, where required
  • Public access to a telephone
  • Maximum distance of service: 3 miles in Urban and 15 miles in Rural

Camping

  • Sites for camping
  • Parking accommodations for each campsite
  • Restroom facilities and drinking water
  • State or local licensing or approval, where required
  • Maximum distance of service: 10 miles in Urban and 15 miles in Rural

Attractions

  • Have regional significance
  • Provide amusement, historical, cultural, or leisure activities
  • Restroom facilities and drinking water
  • State or local licensing or approval, where required
  • Adequate bus and vehicle parking accommodations for normal attendance
  • Continuous operation/accessibility for at least 3 consecutive months
  • Staffing and open to the public for a minimum of 40 hours per week and 6 days per week
  • Maximum distance of service: 3 miles in Urban and 15 miles in Rural
  • Historic Site or District

    • Historic sites shall have definite historical significance as determined and approved by the MN Historical Society and State Signing Engineer.
      • Requests shall be forwarded to the State Signing Engineer.
    • Historic District requests shall be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
      • Requests will be accepted from a local government agency and shall contain the following:
        • A map of the district
        • Photographic evidence of street signage. Historic district boundaries must be distinguishable through local street signage.
        • Evidence that the district is providing information regarding the district in a publically accessible location within the district such as a self-service kiosk or welcome center. Include the location of the kiosk, hours open to the public, and a copy of the information provided to the public, such as a pamphlet
      • Requests shall be forwarded to the State Signing Engineer
  • Cultural Site

    • Sites shall be limited to include any facility for the live performing arts, exhibits, or concerts. In lieu of hours of operation, the facility must have a seating capacity of 2,500 seats and hold at least 50 events per year.
  • Recreational Sites

    • Recreational Area: Areas that include recreational activities such as: hiking, bicycling, boating, fishing, kayaking, rafting, public golfing, skiing, and off-highway vehicle riding.
    • Amusement Park: A permanent area, which is open to the general public for entertainment rides and food services.
    • Arenas: A stadium, sports complex, auditorium, fairgrounds, civic or convention center or racetrack. In lieu of hours of operation, the facility must have a seating capacity of 2,500 seats and hold at least 50 events per year.
    • Natural Interest Area: An area of natural or scenic beauty shall be limited to a naturally occurring area of interest to the general public, including State or National Parks, forests, nature preserve, wilderness areas, or mountain ranges. A feature created by nature or naturally occurring area of outstanding interest to the general public. Examples include, but are not limited to, unusual rock formations, caves, lakes, rivers, fossil beds, waterfalls, and similar areas.
  • Educational Site

    • Zoo, Aquarium or Botanical Park: A non-retail facility in which living animals, insects, fish, or plants are kept and exhibited to the public.
    • Facility Tour Location: A facility such as a factory, institution, or plant which conducts daily public tours on a regular scheduled basis during hours of operation.
    • Museum: A museum shall be limited to facilities open to the public in which works of historic, artistic, or scientific value are cared for and exhibited. Requests for signing shall be submitted to the State Signing Engineer. These requests will be forwarded to the MHS for recommendations. The Society's recommendations shall govern MnDOT's approval or denial of requests. A non-profit museum is also required to be a Federal tax exempt organization [IRC (Internal Revenue Code) 501 (c) (3)].

Pharmacy

  • Continuous operations 24-hours per day, 7 days per week
  • State-licensed pharmacist present and on duty at all times
  • Maximum distance of service: 3 miles for Urban and 3 miles for Rural