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Porter Sculpture Park

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Address: 0.5 mile south of I- 90, Exit 374, Montrose, SD
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+1 605-853-2266
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Scuptures - From Macabre to Whimsical

We happened to find the Porter Sculpture Park on Tripadvisor or we would have never know it existed. It is about 1/2 hr west of Sioux Falls off of I-90. The artist is Wayne Porter... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melbourne, Florida
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Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We happened to find the Porter Sculpture Park on Tripadvisor or we would have never know it existed. It is about 1/2 hr west of Sioux Falls off of I-90. The artist is Wayne Porter and he is amazing. Ranging from macabre to whimsical, the sculptures are in a cow pasture. The size of some of the works is incredible.... More 

1 Thank webdarter
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

I gave the review an average only because it was not open for the season when we were driving through. We drove down the dirt roads just to check it out so we could only see what we could see from the entrance. It looks like it would be a cool place for a road pit stop - just to... More 

2 Thank Pamomanddad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

DO NOT DRIVE BY THIS. Seriously. Get out. Stretch your legs. Walk around this super cool outdoor sculpture gallery. Colorful! Creative! With poetry to boot! BONUS if the artist is on site!

2 Thank WithWords16
Canton, Georgia
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

Stopped by the sculpture park on our drive from Sioux Falls to Rapid City. Such a fun and interesting place. We were fortunate to meet the artist, Wayne, while there. Super nice guy! Don't pass this place by...it's one of the most unique places I've visited. Well worth the admission :)

Thank Vicky S
oregon coast
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232 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016

We happened on this park and were lucky to be there by our selves. This was a highlight of our trip. We love crazy sculpture and this park has lots of them. Some have accompanying poems that are hilarious. cost was $7 or 8pp

Thank sealrocker
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

My first hint that there was something unusual in that South Dakota field was seeing the tips of giant horns rising above a small ridge. It took some effort to figure out how to reach the huge sculpture garden but it was well worth it. There is real talent on display here along with insightful wit and unusual skill. Textbook... More 

Thank Denny G
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Totally unique and beautiful stop on the way to Mount Rushmore. Very talented artist and a really kind and personable guy. One of the best things I have had the pleasure of running into on my travels. This is the type of thing that makes the world a more beautiful place. Fascinating

Thank Molly S
Twinsburg, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

We stopped here in early June on our way to Deadwood. The statues are truly unique, each with its own story and/or poem. The way they stand out against the big sky of South Dakota makes them even more memorable. We were lucky enough to meet Mr. Porter while we were there. Interesting and extremely friendly guy.

Thank Scott D
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We saw the huge bullhead from the freeway so we stopped in. It costs $8 per person and takes 20 minutes to see everything. The sculptor was a nice guy. He is definitely talented but he is odd. The sculptures are not kid friendly. They are slightly twisted.

Thank Brandon B
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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice break on the way West. Admission was $8 per adult. If you have an hour its a good way to stretch your legs.

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