12-Pack of Classic Americana in North Dakota
Every state has its quirky or unique brand of "roadside" art. These photo stops are fun, distinctive and say a lot about the area in which you find them. North Dakota's top roadside art happens to be animals of mythic proportions. When traveling around the state, take a few minutes to check out these larger-than-life attractions.
This 26-foot-tall, 60-ton concrete giant has been standing watch over Jamestown from the Frontier Village since 1959.
The magnificent Sandy (World's Largest Sandhill Crane) sculpture stands 40 feet high in a park of native and non-native plants and grasses.
The "World's Largest Holstein Cow," built to honor the dairymen of the area, is 38 feet high and 50 feet long, and is visible for five miles.
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New Salem, ND 58563
Check out this Guinness Book of World Records' official record of the World's largest baseball bat. Located at Newman Outdoor Field, home of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
Rusty, the two-ton Turtle located on the south side of Turtle Lake.
The area's local mascot. Tommy the Turtle is the world's largest snowmobile-riding turtle. Sitting on his snowmobile, he is over 26 feet tall.
Giant turtle statue made of more than 2,000 tire rims.
This 40-foot-long catfish is a tribute to the Red River of the North and its great fishing.
Garrison, the "Walleye Capital of the World" is home to the 26-foot fiberglass statue that represents the great walleye fishery at nearby Lake Sakakawea.
Monument rising 35 feet is a tribute to the men and women of the land who settled the prairie and raised wheat and other grain.
The Enchanted Highway is a 30-mile drive from Interstate 94, Exit 72 to Regent. The road is lined with giant metal sculptures, including the awe-inspiring Geese in Flight at Exit 72. The amazing trip includes Tin Family, Fisherman's Dream, Pheasants on the Prairie and more.
The statues of explorers Lewis and Clark and chief Sheheke stand a vigil outside the entry of the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn.