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Porter Sculpture Park

Address: 0.5 mile south of I- 90, Exit 374, Montrose, SD
Phone Number: 605 853 2266
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Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Montrose
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was such an incredible surprise! A photographer's dream. The trip in which we visited this sculpture park was one that covered many miles and allowed us to experience a plethora of very wonderful sights, but this is one our family remembers very fondly. Go see it. It's worth it.

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Blaine, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We drive west on I-90 every year going to the Black Hills and have always seen the giant bull head, but have never stopped. This year we made a point to stop at the sculpture park and were very happy we did. The $8.00 per adult fee is very reasonable. Wayne Porter was present and we were able to speak... More 

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Nicollet, Minnesota, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stopped just because. I didn't know what to expect but it wasn't the incredible quality, meaning and whimsy that we found. The shear size of many of the sculptures was enough to impress. But once we started really exploring and examining the sculpture the workmanship blew me away. After all that, I started reading some of the poems that... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Don't be turned off by the cost of this place. There are some really interesting things to see and explore. Wayne Porter is such an enjoyable host and his work is a combination of true genius and Tim Burton bizarre. The giant bull head (over 60 feet tall) is such a creative place of dragons, bats, frogs, and other surprises.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We saw the outline of Wayne Porter's bulls-head sculpture driving east on I90, and made a point of finding out what it was when we were returning east. A storm was approaching, but I wouldn't have missed this. Wayne Porter -- the creator, originator and soul of Porter Sculpture Park -- has created a wonderland of sometimes whimsical, sometimes thought-provoking... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

From whimsical to thought- provoking, these metal sculptures are really well done. Definitely worth your time and was the highlight of our day.

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Rome, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If there was a family ticket for like 10$ it would have been worth it. Too costly to view. It would be nice to post prices at entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Come here with time to kill and a curious mind. Mr. Porter is usually here to greet you along with his friend "Bambino". His "Work" and muses are amazing.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Funny, joyous, macabre, thought-provoking, unsettling, deeply satisfying...these are all words that could be used to describe this unique experience. Don't let the reviewer who complained about the grass and gravel road deter you from visiting. We have a semi truck and had no problem making the short trek into the park. Wayne is a charming and gracious host and his... More 

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Boardman, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were driving by when my husband saw a giant steer head and decided to pull off. I was a big neigh sayer, but I am so glad I lost out. Once we pulled in, we saw it was $8 and my husband began to pull away when Wayne Porter stopped us. He told us that we could all go... More 

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