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Totem Pole Park, Foyil

3.7
#35 of 56 in Sightseeing in Oklahoma
Landmark Tourist Spot
Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park consists of eleven objects and one building on 14 acres in Rogers County, Oklahoma. The park is ten miles north-east of Claremore and is located 3.5 miles east of historic U.S. Route 66 and Foyil. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1999 and is currently owned and operated by the Rogers County Historical Society and the Foyil Heritage Association. The park's main totem pole is claimed to be the "World’s Largest Concrete Totem Pole."History and creationThe park was constructed by Ed Galloway, a retired manual arts teacher who had taught for over 20 years at the Children's Home orphanage in Sand Springs, OK. Upon his retirement, Galloway had moved to a small farm near Foyil. He soon began work on the totem pole, which he built using modern building materials, including six tons of steel, 28 tons of cement, and 100 tons of sand and rock. In 1948, Galloway completed the totem pole, which had a completed height of approximately 90 ft (27 m). At its base, the totem pole is 30 ft (9 m) wide, and it rests on the back of a turtle. The entire totem pole is decorated with approximately 200 bas relief images, which include brightly colored Native American portraits, symbols, and animal figures.
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  • An interesting side stop traveling along Route 66. Ed Galloway was a local sculptor and artist who created this huge totem pole, along with other, somewhat smaller ones. More interesting than the init...  more »
  • We enjoyed seeing the world's largest totem pole. We also enjoyed going in the gift shop and seeing all the fiddles on display! This is a nice area and the lady in the gift shop was exceptionally nice...  more »
  • This place is a little out of the way, about 5 miles off the turnpike on Rt 28A in a rural area outside of Claremore, OK. As I was staying nearby, I thought I'd include a visit here, and happy I did. ...  more »
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  • Although I totally expected that this place would be in disrepair, it's actually quite nice! With a cute trail too. Only 1/2 mile but perfect for stretching legs. Worth checking out.
  • Loved it. Our boys loved it to! Ages 12 & 11
  • A little out of the way but a nice roadside attraction. Good for picnics, nature trails not far away.
  • Nice little stop. Family relaxing.
  • Neat park, near shop.

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