The Enchanted Highway

So you’re an artist of some kind and you want to make a statement and bring tourism to your town and all you have laying around are a bunch of abandoned tanks from oil wells (yes Virginia, North Dakota has oil).  What do you do? You weld up some huge sculptures.  There are six of these sculptures along a 25 mile path into the little town of Regent, ND.   The first sculpture was erected in 1991 but the three newest ones are the most impressive (and closest to the highway).  The artist’s name is Gary Greff.  Not only are these in the Guinness Book of world records, but they have appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

 

This is “Geese in Flight” and it is in the 2002 Guinness Book of World Records as the largest scrap metal sculpture.  It’s made of old oil well pipe and tank parts and weighs over 78 tons.  It stands over 110 feet tall.

 

This is “The Deer Family”.  It was erected in 2002.  The buck is over 75 feet tall.

 

This is “Grasshoppers in the Field”.  It was erected in 1999.  The largest grasshopper is 40 feet tall.