Ames, Iowa: Stainless Steel Turkey

Rendering of a White Tom Turkey in stainless steel, crafted by sculptor Larry Pearson for the Iowa Turkey Federation.

Iowa Turkey Federation

535 East Lincoln Way, Ames, IA
SE side of town, north side of CR 41. Plenty of parking at the address.
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Stainless Steel Turkey.

Stainless Steel Turkey

Even though I didn't get to see this during daylight with the sun glinting off of the shiny feathers, and it was actually 2 a.m. when I found it, this turkey was still worth it. There is something about people being this creative, even for art that sits in front of a Turkey Federation building, that gives me hope for the human race. Beautifully detailed work.

[C. Schee with Lou Flanders, 08/07/2013]

We'd guess that the Turkey Federation never saw their statue as a beacon for humankind, but they'll probably accept the compliment. April 2015: sun glinting pic added.

Metal Turkey.

Stainless Steel Turkey

A much bigger-than-life turkey made of stainless steel (or some other shiny metal) sits in front of the Iowa Turkey Federation building in Ames, Iowa. This is a fairly new attraction and on a sunny day you practically need sunglasses to look at it.,

[Bill Diesslin, 06/12/2012]

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