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W'eel Turtle

1st St W, Dunseith, North Dakota 58329 USA

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Free to Visit
Open Now
Thu 12a-11:59p
  • Independent

“slow & steady wins the awesome statue race”

Made in 1982 from 2,000 tire rims that never made it to their destination, W'eel stands sentinel on the North Dakota prairie and lures customers to Dale's Thrifty Barn, the gas station/cafe/motel responsible for its existence. The 40-foot turtle's one-ton head bobs from side to side, perhaps acknowledging the surrounding Turtle Mountains or the annual turtle derby in nearby Boissevain, Manitoba.

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Reviewed by
76VeeDub

  • 38 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
April 09, 2018
Rated 4.0

If you're in this part if the country, you've probably seen all sorts of turtle statues... But this is the only one you'll find made of rims! That right there should be reason enough to stop! Hes huge, he's heavy, you can climb on him. Stop reading this and just go already!

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