We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Iron Horse

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Athens, GA
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 20 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
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
Athens, GA
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Staatsburg, New York
Level Contributor
211 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you're driving Highway 15 south of Athens you'll see a large iron horse sculpture out in a field. I had no idea of the significance when I came upon it but it has a fascinating history. It was created by sculptor Albert Pattison, an artist-in-residence at the University of Georgia, and placed outside of Reed Hall on the UGA... More 

1 Thank Pryst
Athens, GA
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank TBoltFan
Athens, Georgia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

7 Thank BinAthensGA
Jefferson, GA
Level Contributor
110 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Evelyn C
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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.

Thank Blaine2424
Athens, Georgia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Lucylovestotravel_12
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
362 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank ahmonroe5
Atlanta, Ga.
Level Contributor
136 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 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 

Thank Leslieonthego
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.

Thank Dick S
Level Contributor
124 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank GeorgiaGal09

Been to Iron Horse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Iron Horse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?