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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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  • My animal-loving toddler had a great time running around beneath Sue and "mooing" at her. The husband and I enjoyed the chance to stretch our legs and take in the views from Sue's well-maintained hill...  more »
  • On my way through North Dakota I decided to stop here to stretch my legs. It was a neat tribute to the dairy from the area. They ask for a $1 donation. It can be seen from I-94 and is only a hop skip ...  more »
  • When I first started planning this trip through North Dakota, I saw the notations for the world's largest Holstein Cow. On the map, it looked about a mile off the I-94 route that I was taking, so, of ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Super cute cow! Can be seen from miles away!
  • Funny statue on the hillside. See it for miles approaching it. Scenic place to stop at.
  • A sight to behold! Make sure you pay Sue a visit when traveling along I94 in New Salem.