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Salem Sue, New Salem

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Salem Sue is a large fiberglass Holstein cow sculpture located in New Salem, North Dakota. Salem Sue was built in 1974 for $40,000. The project was sponsored by the New Salem Lions Club in honor of the local dairy farming industry. The statue stands 38 feet high and is 50 feet long. It sits on School Hill near Interstate 94 off exit 127 S and can be viewed for several miles.Salem Sue was the second giant roadside animal sculpture built in North Dakota.A road leads up to the base of Sue. From there you will be able to view the terrain for many miles.A brochure available at the nearby gas station contains the "Ballad of the Holstein" to the tune of "Joy to the World":Recording artist Mylo Hatzenbuhler recorded a song entitled The Ballad of New Salem, a parody set to the tune of El Paso that tells the story of a man falling in love with "a big metal cow" - Salem Sue.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Great stop and easy to get to from interstate. There are a couple picnic tables up there. The views are wonderful.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    If you have a little time to spare, don't miss Salem Sue! It doesn't look that big from the highway, but it's actually huge! I'm not sure why they made it, but it's a fun stop and the local town keeps...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    Just a fun thing to do! You get to say, "I saw Salem Sue the World,s Largest Holstein Cow." The view from the cow is awesome.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    What a fun little town. Great food at the local hotel. We got turned around and headed out of town on the wrong road and had to turn our 30 ft. trailer around in a tiny cemetery. All added to the adventure
  • June 18, 2017
    Beautiful view and amazing experience- definitely worth the gravel road up and the poor parking and the lack of bathrooms. Be sure to climb to the very top of the hill- the view is breathtaking.
  • May 2, 2017
    I pulled over on the ramp at this exit to take my 30 minutes break and 20 minutes into my nap two Native guys in their early twentys knocked on my door while 1 guy was holding something in his pocket. I just put it in gear and got the Hell our of there. Be careful around here.
  • May 29, 2017
    Super cute cow! Can be seen from miles away!
  • March 1, 2017
    Funny statue on the hillside. See it for miles approaching it. Scenic place to stop at.

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