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    Enchanted Highway

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    Geese in Flight sculpture

    The Enchanted Highway is a collection of the world's largest scrap metal sculptures[1] constructed at intervals along a 32-mile (51 km) stretch of two-lane highway in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of North Dakota.

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    1 Description 2 History 3 Sculptures 4 Gallery 5 References 6 External links

    Description[edit]

    The road has no highway number, although its northern portion is 100+1⁄2th Avenue SW (counting from Bismarck, ND, which is 85 miles [137 km] to the east). The Enchanted Highway extends north from Regent to the Gladstone exit on Interstate 94 east of Dickinson. Each sculpture has a developed pull-out and several have picnic shelters; the highway passes through scenic farm country with intermittent buttes. is visible from I-94, standing 110 feet tall and 150 feet wide.[2] In 2002, it was recognized as the world's largest scrap metal sculpture by the .[3]

    History[edit]

    Local artist Gary Greff conceived of the project and began building it in 1989, and continues to maintain the sculptures.[4] He took inspiration from local wildlife and historical figures, including Theodore Roosevelt.[5] Greff's intention was to revive his hometown of Regent, after decades of population and economy decline.[4][2] In 2012, Greff opened a motel, The Enchanted Castle, in Regent, continuing the theme of the Enchanted Highway.[6] The state of North Dakota provided $75,000 in its 2019-2020 budget to assist Greff in maintaining the sculptures; prior to that year, he had used his own money and donations to pay for upkeep.[4][5] The highway attracts approximately 6,000 tourist cars per year.[2]

    Sculptures[edit]

    (1991) (1993) (1996) (1999) (2001) (2002) (2006) (In progress)

    Gallery[edit]

    Grasshoppers in the Field

    Fisherman's Dream

    Pheasants on the Prairie

    The Tin Family

    References[edit]

    ^ "Largest Scrap-Metal Sculpture". . Archived from the original on September 6, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013.

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    Riddle, Holly (July 26, 2019). "Man's 'Enchanted Highway' saved a small American town from dying". . Retrieved July 21, 2020.

    ^ "Enchanted Highway Sculptures - Regent, North Dakota".

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    Dura, Jack (May 7, 2019). "ND lawmakers give $75,000 for Enchanted Highway maintenance". . Retrieved July 21, 2020.

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    "American Wonders: North Dakota's "Enchanted Highway"". . July 31, 2019. Retrieved July 21, 2020.

    ^ Donovan, Lauren (June 3, 2012). "Enchanted Highway Sculptor Adds Whimsical Inn to Regent". . Retrieved July 21, 2020.

    External links[edit]

    Route map:KML file (edit • help)

    Regent and the Enchanted Highway area placemarks for Google Earth.

    Zoomable pictures of each site

    Regent, North Dakota, and the Enchanted Highway, a Photo Gallery by J. Q. Jacobs.

    Hettinger County Historical Society Museums, Regent, North Dakota.

    North Dakota Tourism website

    National Geographic Top 10 U.S. Roadside Attractions

    The Enchanted Highway at Dakota Search

    Categories: Outdoor sculptures in North DakotaBuildings and structures in Hettinger County, North DakotaTourist attractions in Hettinger County, North DakotaRoadside attractions in North DakotaSculpture series

    Source : en.wikipedia.org

    Enchanted Highway

    The Enchanted Highway begins at Exit 72 on I-94 near Gladstone and terminates 32 miles down the road in the small town of Regent. Beginning with "Geese in Flight" at Exit 72, large metal sculptures are placed along the county highway, each with parking a area and kiosk except "Geese in Flight," which is viewable from adjacent interstate. Sculptures include "World's Largest Tin Family," "Teddy Rides Again," "Pheasants on the Prairie," "Grasshoppers in the Field," "Deer Crossing" and "Fisherman's Dream." The gift shop in Regent has miniatures of each statue and the Enchanted Castle motel and restaurant offer hot meals and a soft bed.

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    The Enchanted Highway begins at Exit 72 on I-94 near Gladstone and terminates 32 miles down the road in the small town of Regent. Beginning with "Geese in Flight" at Exit 72, large metal sculptures are placed along the county highway, each with parking a area and kiosk except "Geese in Flight," which is viewable from adjacent interstate. Sculptures include "World's Largest Tin Family," "Teddy Rides Again," "Pheasants on the Prairie," "Grasshoppers in the Field," "Deer Crossing" and "Fisherman's Dream." The gift shop in Regent has miniatures of each statue and the Enchanted Castle motel and restaurant offer hot meals and a soft bed. Click here for more on the Enchanted Highway.

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    Dickinson, ND

    The Enchanted Highway is home to some of the world's largest scrap metal sculptures. A quick drive from Dickinson, ND.

    Source : www.visitdickinson.com

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