The otter statue in Adams Park.

Otto the Big Otter

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Fergus Falls is the seat of Otter Tail County, but that doesn't quite explain the town's enthusiastic alignment with a ground-hugging woodland creature. Posed as if sniffing for a 150-ft.-tall fur trapper, the Big Otter -- its name is Otto -- squats in Adams Park.

Otto was reportedly built by local high schoolers, is 40 feet long, and is made of concrete-covered metal that rings when you tap it. Not a giant on the scale of other Northern Plains animal statuary, but worth a stop.

Sniffing towards the lake.

A sign in front warns: "Stay off the otter. Not responsible for accidents."

Also see: Titans of the Northern Plains

Otto the Big Otter

Grotto Park

Address:
S. Burlington Ave., Fergus Falls, MN
Directions:
Southeast side of town. On the south side of E. Vernon Ave./Pebble Lake Rd, on the north side of the lake in Grotto Park.
RA Rates:
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