It’s known as the Enchanted Highway… and no, it’s not full of fairies and centaurs. What it DOES have is much cooler than that.
Looming high over a 32-mile stretch of county highway in southwestern North Dakota are 10 giant metal sculptures that have since caused the road to be called The Enchanted Highway. Starting in 1989 in the town of Regency, a local artist named Gary Greff began making gigantic tin sculptures along the side of the Regency-Gladstone road, in an effort to help rehabilitate the town and bring more tourism to the region.
With sculpture titles such as “Fisherman’s Dream,” “The Tin Family,” and “Grasshoppers in the Field,” travels can expect a wide array of visual treats on their journey. “Geese in Flight” even won a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest scrap metal structure! And now, you can even stay at the Enchanted Castle once you reach the end of your sculptural journey. In May 2012, Greff turned his old high school into a medieval-themed hotel for travelers exiting the Enchanted Highway.
So if you’re planning a tour through the Midwest, or you’re looking for an interesting place to brush up on your defensive driving skills, make it a point to find a little county road in North Dakota off of I-94. You never know which new sculpture could pop up next!