The Enchanted Highway of North Dakota

The Enchanted Highway is a 32-mile stretch of highway in the southwestern part of North Dakota. The paved county highway, which begins near the town of Gladstone and terminates at Regent, features a collection of large scrap metal sculptures depicting geese, deer, pheasants, grasshoppers, Teddy Roosevelt, and even a complete Tin Family. The sculptures were created by Regent resident and retired school teacher Gary Greff, who did it in the hopes of putting his hometown prominently on the map and prevent it from fading away into obscurity. All the sculptures face north, toward the oncoming traffic from the interstate, and each one is accompanied by a pull-out area with place for picnics so tourists can unwind. Gary was helped by volunteers and local farmers who know about metal works and welding, but Gary did most of the work and does all the maintenance himself. So far, he has managed to add a spectacular inn with 19 rooms, which should generate some revenue to help with maintenance and any new sculptures he might add.


Geese in Flight is the first sculpture you will encounter. Perched at the top of a rolling hill, this towering sculpture is visible from five miles away.

“Deer Crossing” was constructed out of used oil well tanks and erected in 2002. The jumping buck is 75 feet tall and 60 feet long.  The doe is 50 feet long and 50 feet tall.

“Grasshoppers in the Field” was built in 1999. The structure is 60 feet long and 40 feet tall.

“Fisherman's Dream” includes 6 large fish of different sizes including a 60 or 70 foot leaping trout going after a giant dragonfly.

“Pheasants on the Prairie” is a giant rooster and hen and their three chicks. This work was erected between 1996 and 1997.

“Teddy Roosevelt Rides Again” is a 51-feet tall wire sculpture of Teddy Roosevelt made out of pipes. It was erected in 1993. Roosevelt is accompanied by a small wooden stage coach being pulled by horses.

“The Tin Family” consisting of a Dad, Mom and a Son, was erected in 1991. The tallest character, the Dad, is 45 feet tall.