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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, United States. 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 the statue, where one may view the surrounding terrain for a distance of several miles.A brochure available at the nearby gas station contains the "Ballad of the Holstein" to the tune of "Joy to the World":
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  • If you are passing by then make time and stop for 15 mins and have a look at Sue and ask the question...Why ? She is massive, great photo opportunities of course and a broad view of the surrounding co...  more »
  • You can see this cow from afar. You can photograph it as you drive by. There is not a place to drive up to it as far as I know, but why anyway.  more »
  • Great stop and easy to get to from interstate. There are a couple picnic tables up there. The views are wonderful.  more »
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  • Largest Holstein I've ever seen. And North Dakota folks are so incredibly nice, polite, and friendly. I'm looking forward to my next trip.
  • Its a road side attraction. Gives you a reason to stop the car and stretch the legs.
  • Beautiful view at the top. The cow is so much bigger when you get up there!
  • Five stars for what it is, a giant cow sculpture and nothing else...well a nice view too.
  • This is a very mundane yet amazing attraction. It's one of those things you never go see on it's own, but off of 94 it's a perfect pit stop for a leg stretch, picture, and good story.
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