Giant Sculptures at the Enchanted Highway, North Dakota

Giant Sculptures at the Enchanted Highway, North Dakota
enchanted-highway-pheasants-01The Enchanted Highway is a 32-mile stretch of highway starting at Exit 72 on Interstate 94, about 20 miles east of Dickinson, in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of North Dakota. The paved county highway, which begins near the town of Gladstone and terminates at Regent, features a collection of large scrap metal sculptures depicting geese, deer, pheasants, grasshoppers, Teddy Roosevelt, and even a complete Tin Family.
“Pheasants on the Prairie”, one of the sculptures on the Enchanted Highway. Photo credit
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“Geese in Flight” has been listed as the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world by the Guinness World Book of Records. The main structure is 154 feet wide and 110 feet tall. The largest goose has a wingspan of 30 feet. It was created in 2001. Photo credit
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“Deer Crossing” was constructed out of used oil well tanks and erected in 2002. The jumping buck is 75 feet tall and 60 feet long.  The doe is 50 feet long and 50 feet tall. Photo credit
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“Grasshoppers in the Field” was built in 1999. The structure is 60 feet long and 40 feet tall. Photo credit
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“Fisherman's Dream” includes 6 large fish of different sizes including a 60 or 70 foot leaping trout going after a giant dragonfly. Photo credit
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“Pheasants on the Prairie” is a giant rooster and hen and their three chicks. This work was erected between 1996 and 1997. Photo credit
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“Teddy Roosevelt Rides Again” is a 51-feet tall wire sculpture of Teddy Roosevelt made out of pipes. It was erected in 1993. Roosevelt is accompanied by a small wooden stage coach being pulled by horses. Photo credit
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“The Tin Family” consisting of a Dad, Mom and a Son, was erected in 1991. The tallest character, the Dad, is 45 feet tall. Photo credit
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Sources: ND Tourism / Roadside America / Less Beaten Paths

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