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Porter Sculpture Park

0.5 mile south of I- 90, Exit 374, Montrose, SD
605 853 2266
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Montrose
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Porter Sculpture Park has terrific outsider art; some funny, some mystifying. It's right off the highway, not far from Sioux Falls, in a tiny town... more »
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Seattle, Washington
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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
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This was not a planned stop, saw it as we were driving along a vacant landscape, then bam huge awesome sculptures! Way more entertaining then Wall Drug, Corn Palace or other SD. Attractions! The skill, imagination, and intelligence of his down to earth sculptor made our trip through SD. worth it and cant wait to see his new work! The... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

There's no way to do justice to a visit to the Porter Sculpture Park. Let's just say it is unique. The sky was threatening and thunder was in the background when we drove on the dirt road that's just off Interstate 90 east of Mitchell, South Dakota. Owner and sculptor Wayne Porter was taking away the "free" sign in front... More

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Cambridge, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

As my husband is from SD, we travel 1-90 a good bit, but never had the time to stop. So glad we did this time. The sculptures are so fun! And Wayne really has a great imagination. Ask to see a picture of the horse he is working on! We even got a piece of his art to take home... More

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Troy, Missouri, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I saw an ad in the South Dakota travel book. Had to go down a gravel (what was left of any gravel) road to get to the place. Rates had been raised from $6.00 to $8.00. The sculptures would of been nice to see, but it needed to be trimmed around the sculptures. Not worth taking pictures with the grass... More

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