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Porter Sculpture Park

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Address: 0.5 mile south of I- 90, Exit 374, Montrose, SD
Phone Number: 605 853 2266
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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What a treat!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vicky S
Canton, Georgia
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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 :)

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oregon coast
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5 of 5 stars 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

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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3 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank iowaguntrader
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

After reading the reviews about this place, I was determined to make the family stop here on our way to the Black Hills. We were not disappointed! You can catch a glimpse of the sculptures from the interstate, but it's not until you are up close that you see and appreciate the detail and artistry of each one. It took... More 

Thank JLP0629
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Thought this would be a good stop to stretch our legs on the way to Mt. Rushmore. Very interesting plane. The owner greeted us and showed us around a little. Biggest hit with the kids was his albino dig, Bambino. Not an artistic bone in my body but it was a fun place. Made for some good pictures and the... More 

Thank Family E
Franklin, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

On our road trip out west, we decided to stop at "silly" roadside attractions. I didn't have high hopes for the sculpture park outside of fun, but I couldn't have been more wrong. It was simply beautiful. It was prophetic in some ways, insightful, thoughtful, artistic, and clever. The circle for me represented the journey of life and every piece... More 

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