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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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  • I had to drive from North Dakota back to South Dakota so a trip down the Enchanted Highway was the obvious choice of how to get where I was heading. The sculptures are all huge and must have taken qui...  more »
  • What fun side trip to get off of I-94 for a couple of hours. You will get a kick out of the sculptures that you will see. Get a chance to see rural North Dakota--see the wheat and the folks that canno...  more »
  • Well worth the detour while driving through ND!!! The enchanted castle was wonderful at the end too!  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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