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Enchanted Highway, Regent

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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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163 reviews
  • August 6, 2017
    We took the ride down the Enchanted Highway going from Medora to Keystone, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's really set up well, with parking lot pull outs right off the road where you can stop and take...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    The Enchanted Highway was a fun side trip off of I-94. We took pictures at each stop. My favorite was the Fisherman's Dream. We stopped in Regent at the Enchanted Highway gift shop. The gentleman mann...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    My son and I drove up from Rapid City just to see this. Not much to see on the way (including gas stations) and we nearly gave up, but were so happy we did not. Whimsical seems like the best word to d...  more »
  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • July 11, 2017
    Beautiful highway full of fields of yellow flowers and grasses. World's largest collection of metal sculptures! Definitely, worth the trip!
  • June 24, 2017
    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.
  • July 6, 2017
    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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