"Sandy", the 40ft high statue of the Sandhill Crane at Steele, North Dakota stands in…
North Dakota: Regent – The Enchanted Highway
31 miles of craziness at I-94, between Gladstone and Regent
The Enchanted Highway, a 32 mile stretch of highway, features some of the world’s largest scrap metal sculptures. The sculpture “Geese in Flight”, is currently listed in the Guinness World Book of Records as the Largest Scrap Metal Sculpture in the entire world! The highway consists of 6 extremely large metal sculptures depicting geese, deer, pheasants, grasshoppers, Teddy Roosevelt, and even a complete Tin Family. Hotel owner and artist responsible for this awesome creation, is Regent native Gary Greff.
Reaching the “Geese in Flight” sculpture at Gladstone, ND we pulled off I-94 and headed southwards along the “Enchanted Highway”.
Gary Greff, undertook this project in 1999 with no experience in art work and welding … and the results are certainly impressive. His aim was to try and draw people to the town of Regent, believing it would not survive if it based its future entirely on farming.
Our particular favorites were the “Grass Hoppers in the Field” and “Fisherman’s Dream.” On reaching Regent we pulled over and went into a new cafe -come -art store in the main street … it was very trendy and nicely presented … a bit of a surprise in such a remote place.