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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 3, 2015
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Athens, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This horse is out of the way, really out of the way! But I found it awe inspiring, out in the middle of a field, and yes, it's on private property, very grateful they let people visit. I can see how it would have been controversial years ago, but today it is beautiful in all it's glory in a simple... More 

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Maine
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I can remember as a kid driving by this odd sculptor in the middle of the field outside of Watkinsville. I think that it has moved but it is still interesting.

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Oxford,Ms
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177 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Originally this sculpture was at the UGA Campus. Many years ago was given away and this Farmer,very near the city limits of Greensboro place in a very High spot near Highway 44.

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Thank Christian F
Bulgaria
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145 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

A large statue of an iron horse; not a destination, but if you happen to drive by it makes for a brief "wow, look an iron horse!" from your 4 year old.

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Thank pesheff
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Love this sculpture in the middle of a large corn field. What a fun place to visit. We climbed it and took pictures lol, just because it's sturdy and so out there. Definitely a highlight of the day.

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Thank IngridG
Townsend, Georgia
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The Iron Horse has a special place in my heart, and I always look for him as I round the curves on Hwy 15 going toward or away from Athens/Watkinsville. I think the owner is trying to eliminate foot traffic to the IH at this point in time; can hardly blame him as it is his personal property which he... More 

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Thank Diane C
Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

You will be suprised to see this on the side of the highway in the middle of a field of corn or whatever is being grown this year. It is a modern art horse, that legend has it, and no one is telling any other, that students complained so much about it they dropped it off in this field, it... More 

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Thank terryLCO
Greensboro, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The legion goes that it was placed here by the University of Georgia. The horse was a piece of art that was on campus at UGA where students would abuse it by rolling it in toilet paper and writing graffiti on it. This horse now serves as a mile marker at the Greene - Oconee County line on GA Hwy... More 

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Staatsburg, New York
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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 

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Athens, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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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