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Enchanted Highway, Regent

#2 of 20 in Outdoors in North Dakota
The Enchanted Highway is a collection of the world's largest scrap metal sculptures constructed at intervals along a 32-mile stretch of two-lane highway in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of North Dakota. The road has no highway number, although its northern portion is 100½th Avenue S.W. (counting from Bismarck, N.D., which is 85 miles to the east). Local artist Gary Greff conceived of the project, built it beginning in 1989, maintains it and plans more sculptures. A goal is to counter the trend toward extinction of small towns such as Regent, North Dakota. The Enchanted Highway extends north from Regent to the Gladstone exit of Interstate 94 east of Dickinson. Each sculpture has a developed pull-out and several have picnic shelters. The highway passes through scenic farm country with intermittent buttes. Regent is a popular pheasant hunting area, and wild game is abundant.In 2012, Greff opened a motel, The Enchanted Castle, in Regent. The motel continues the theme of the Enchanted Highway.SculpturesThe Tin Family (1991)Teddy Rides Again (1993)Pheasants on the Prairie (1996)Grasshoppers in the Field (1999)Geese in Flight (2001)Deer Crossing (2002)Fisherman's Dream (2006)Spider Webs (In progress)
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  • What a cool drive through the prairies of North Dakota. Highway 4531 had a bunch of interesting sculptures al the way down to Regent.  more »
  • We really enjoyed spending time with the builder of the works of art. Quite a friendly, talkative man with a heart for Regent, ND. He contributed a massive amount of personal effort to create and disp...  more »
  • These massive works of art are pretty amazing, and they're great for taking pictures! The problem is that you have to drive and drive to get to them all because they're spaced out five or so miles apa...  more »
  • The guy who made these is amazing; we got to meet him in town at the shop/ice cream parlor. If you've got the time for the detour, I definitely recommend it. You can tell a lot of creativity and effort went into this.
  • Beautiful and stunning place that everyone should visit at one point. Our personal favorite is the grasshopper statues but the family statues are a close second. It really embodies a small piece of North Dakota.
  • Beautiful highway full of fields of yellow flowers and grasses. World's largest collection of metal sculptures! Definitely, worth the trip!
  • Interesting sculptures along the highway. All sculptures are placed off the main highway. You have to drive a little bit on a gravel and watch out for pot holes in the gravel if your driving a motor home.
  • Cool sculptures and photo opportunities, I would recommend visiting the museum in Regent at the and of the highway if you are interested in more of the history of the area.

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