Pocahontas, Iowa: Giant Statue of Pocahontas

An impressive sculpture of the town's namesake, maybe 25 feet tall, standing next to a road that doesn't get a lot of traffic. Teepee added in 2014.
Address:
Elm Ave., Pocahontas, IA
Directions:
On the east edge of town, on the north side of Elm Ave./Hwy 3, about three-quarters of a mile east of the intersection of Hwy 4 and just east of NE 6th St.
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Pocahontas. Giant Statue of Pocahontas

I visited the statue on November 28, 2014. Pocahontas's teepee is now in place.

[John Pettingill, 12/02/2014]

The town received a $10,000 grant to build a new giant teepee for Pocahontas, replacing an earlier teepee that disappeared about a decade ago. Looks like Pocahontas underwent a makeover as well.

Who-hoah! Pocahontas Statue

This fine lady is still there. The statue is surprisingly close to the road. So close in fact that you have to stand in the highway to take a picture.

[Bill Diesslin, 04/09/2008]

Fortunately there isn't much traffic on that highway. Pocahontas is fondly known to locals as "Poky."

Pocahontas Statue

Many years ago, there was a tee-pee next to this Pocahontas statue. Maybe it was an information booth or souvenir shop?

[Shari Buehler, 12/10/2006]
Pocahontas statue. Pocahontas

Pocahontas from Pocahontas, Iowa. We came across her on our way to a meeting in northern Iowa. She is posed to welcome the weary traveler into town.

[Rex Lowe, 10/18/1998]
Pocahontas statue

Pocahontas, IA, has a large concrete statue representing the famous Indian princess and namesake, at the east end of town, alongside the highway. It doesn't resemble either the real Pocahontas nor Disney's Pocahontas, but towns in Iowa are always trying to be famous for something, and this is "Pokie's" claim.

[Lester Ness, 02/19/1997]

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