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Address: Athens, GA

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An Athens Classic

The Iron Horse is a striking sculpture with a fascinating history. It's located on private property, so you'll need permission tp get a close look. A little Athens historical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Athens, GA
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Athens, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Iron Horse is a striking sculpture with a fascinating history. It's located on private property, so you'll need permission tp get a close look. A little Athens historical homework is required to really appreciate this.

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Athens, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Visited on New Year's Day, 2015, shortly after sunrise, as fog was rolling over the field. Here are exact directions, which I have YET to find on any site: From the HWY 129/441/15 intersection in Watkinsville (Jittery Joe's coffee house and Golden Pantry) turn South on 15 for 11.6 miles. As soon as you cross the Rose Creek Bridge, entering... More 

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Jefferson, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It's not worth a long trip to see it and in the summer it is hard to locate at times depending on the height of the corn, but if you are headed down Hwy. 15 be sure to look for it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Iron Horse is a neat thing, but I actually think the beautiful farm it sits on is more spectacular. The crops are beautiful and until recently, there was an old stone silo standing on the property. The University owns this farm, so I don't think they mind people approaching the horse. This is a beautiful setting at sunrise.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are in the Athens area and don't mind a drive of about 30 to 40 min down highway 15 south of Watkinsville you will see a large iron horse standing tall and proud in a corn field. It's worth stopping and admiring and is especially spectacular at sunrise, but anytime of day is good. It was moved from... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you are traveling towards Athens, you encounter a bend in the road and a farmers field. In the middle of the field stands the Iron Horse. The first time we passed, my wife and I admired the horse at 50 mph. One our trip home we turned into the entrance to the field (the no tresspassing signs make it... More 

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Atlanta, Ga.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This was a fun find in the wilderness of rural Athens! We loved walking up to this giant of a horse and touching the sculpture. (a note of caution, I believe this is on private property as the field was full of crops.) please be respectful and do not disturb the crops. This is a must see. I love the... More 

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Bogart, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

You can only see this while driving, but it looks good! However, given the fact that it is in a farm, sometimes it is difficult to see it when it is surrounded by tall corn.

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Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Like a couple of others, I can say that I have seen the horse several times, but always from a vehicle, and usually above 50 miles per hour. The iron horse is not a thing to do, but merely a statue in a privately owned field several miles from Athens. While it is interesting, visitors to the Athens area should... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Just a note that the students of UGA were not very tolerate of quality art. This sculpture caused such a protest on campus in 1960s that it was moved to farmer's field near Oconee River. It looks great there and I have been seeing it now for almost 40 yrs and so have our kids. I enjoy it everytime I... More 

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Address: Athens, GA
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens

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