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Iron Horse

Athens, GA
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Ranked #13 of 23 attractions in Athens
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
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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Savannah, 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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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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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Crawford, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I have often driven by where the iron horse stands. In summer it is hard to see but in winter he is just awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I'm a horse lover, so of course I love this sculpture. It's standing in the middle of field. I love that it uses recycled materials to make something beautiful. It is HUGE!

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Athens, Ga.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I love the story behind it. You must read that , then see the horse. Have to view from the highway.......unless you know Jack Curtis!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

If your headed to Lake Oconee from Athens look for the horse. And if you have a chance read about how it got there....

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