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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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • I’m obsessed with Salem Sue. She’s beautiful and the view is amazing!!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Worth the travel there. Pretty huge cow and awesome view

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