Black Duck, the original.

Original Black Duck Statue

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Blackduck, Minnesota

Along a busy continuum of single statue villages, Blackduck offers three large statues to remind visitors that they at least slowed down here.

Duck #1

Downtown is the "Original Duck," which resembles a carved hunter's decoy. It's not actually the original -- this duck was built in 1942 to replace a less hardy statue. The duck measures 16 ft. long, crafted from cement, and sits on a pedestal on Main Street, next to the fire department.

Duck #2

The fiberglass duck in Wayside Park, south of town, is more realistic, with wings up, ready to take flight -- or as some have observed, finishing taking a dump. It's a sculptural product of F.A.S.T., donated in 1983 by the Blackduck Lions Club.

Duck #3

Black Duck statue.
Action figure black duck.

The third duck, a private enterprise effort, advertises the pleasures of the Drake Motel from a perch outside the aging motor court. It struck us as sad and lonely -- about five ft. long, made of paper mache and wood. Team Field Report

Original Black Duck Statue

33 Margaret Ave. NE, Blackduck, MN
Downtown, on Margaret Ave. NE, one block north of Summit Ave., between Main St. and 1st St. E.
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World's Largest Black Duck Statue

Frontage Rd, Blackduck, MN
South side of town. In a little park at the corner of Summit and Frontage Rds, just east of US Hwy 71.
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Black Duck - Drake Motel

172 Pine Ave. SW, Blackduck, MN
South side of town, on the east side of US Hwy 71, along the Frontage Rd.
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