Giant Wheel Rim Turtle.

W'eel Turtle Made From Wheel Rims

Field review by the editors.

Dunseith, North Dakota

"World's largest man-made turtle" was "erected as a novelty" in 1982, welded together from over 2,000 steel wheel rims by, George Gottbreht, owner of Dale's Thrifty Barn, which conveniently stands next door.

Dunseith, like fellow Giant Turtle harborer, Bottineau, is in the Turtle Mountains.

The head alone on Dunseith's metal turtle weighs over a ton, and is mounted on a pivot so you can bob it up and down if you've been working out. This is the kind of nightmare we imagine clanking around the countryside in a Japanese monster movie.

Also see: Titans of the Northern Plains

W'eel Turtle Made From Wheel Rims

Address:
ND Hwy. 3, Dunseith, ND
Directions:
West side of ND 3 just north of its intersection with ND 5.
RA Rates:
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Nearby Offbeat Places

International Peace GardenInternational Peace Garden, Dunseith, ND - 13 mi.
Four Arrows MonumentFour Arrows Monument, Belcourt, ND - 14 mi.
Tommy the TurtleTommy the Turtle, Bottineau, ND - 17 mi.
In the region:
Tommy the Giant Turtle, Boissevain, MB, Canada - 29 mi.

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