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Moai Dude

4th Ave SW, Altoona, Iowa 50009 USA

“Laid-Back Easter Island Head”

An Easter Island head made of rusted steel, 11 feet tall, with a satisfied, surfer-dude grin. South edge of town. In a little park on the west side of 3rd Ave. SW, just north of its intersection with NE 38th Ave. Two blocks west of 1st Ave., which is I-80 exit 143.

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Reviewed by
JeremyBowe

  • 16 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
July 27, 2015
Rated 4.0

This is located at a really cool children's park (pirate ship theme). The picture is misleading. It is in a neighborhood in a park. This would be a good stop for some kiddos to get out and run around. There are some benches for some nice picnic and lunch time.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
CoriCarmona

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
January 20, 2016
Rated 3.0

It's at a children's park in the middle of a subdivision.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
lauren.feller190

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 10, 2014

It sure is big. Probably not worth the stop.

2 people found this review helpful
  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
July 19, 2014

Ironwood Park...Altoona Iowa

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Greenthriftymama

  • 13 Reviews
  • 18 Helpful
June 26, 2014

Super cool park!!! Its called Pirates Cove park because the play structure is an awesome pirate ship. The Moai Dude is cool too. There is even a port a potty. The map is wrong on here. It is on the corner of 3rd ave and 24th st. Totally worth the stop if you have kids!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
amber.fetzer

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 17, 2014

Pretty cool playground. Decent place to stop and eat with kids if you bring your own food, of course.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
safin04

  • 3 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
June 02, 2014

The head is at Ironwood Park off 24th south of where the mark is on the map.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
A. Crews

  • 51 Reviews
  • 81 Helpful
March 30, 2014

I decided to stop - the playground there looks new and really nice I'd say if you have kids definitely drop by. I'm in my twenties with no kids but still stopped for a photo..

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
windelina

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
August 17, 2013

Exit #143, go south. At 24th Street (which is also 38th), take a right. There's s nice playground there too.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Michelle

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 03, 2017

This park is in the suburbs-Actually in a neighborhood. It's a bit out-of-the-way, but we were looking for fun free things to do and see. This is a great playground! If you need a break, let the kids run around and play. The pirate theme is awesome and my daughter loved playing pirate with the other kids. There is a water fountain, a covered picnic area, and a non-flush toilet. Local sculptor and master welder, John Brommel, welded a masterful rendering of a mysterious Easter Island head. The sculpture is titled “Moai Dude”, due to the whimsical smirk added to the giant rust patina face, giving the dude a surfer-like expression. The Moai is a realistic recreation and almost looks to be carved from stone, and stands 11 feet tall.

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Moai Dude

4th Ave SW
Altoona, Iowa
50009 USA

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