So Minnesota: Faribault birthplace of the Tilt-A-Whirl

Joe Mazan
Updated: June 08, 2020 10:42 PM
Created: May 21, 2020 04:35 PM

Growing up many, of us have memories of going on rides at a carnival or the state fair.   

The Tilt-A-Whirl is one of the most popular amusement rides and it was invented by a Faribault man nearly a century ago.


Herb Sellner created the ride way back in 1926. Sellner died shortly after creating the ride but his family turned the Tilt-A-Whirl into a legendary three minutes of fun.

"It's a Faribault story, it's our history and a Minnesota story," said Sue Garwood, with the Rice County Historical Society.

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