Teddy Roosevelt's Giant Head.

Teddy Roosevelt's Giant Head

Field review by the editors.

Watford City, North Dakota

The giant head -- 20 feet tall -- formerly stood in Lead, South Dakota, where it was in the company of many other giant heads in an attraction named Presidents Park. That attraction closed in 2010. In 2012 Marty Mulder, a big Teddy Roosevelt fan, heard about the giant heads from a South Dakota traveling salesman staying at Marty's motel. Marty drove to South Dakota, saw the giant Roosevelt head, bought it, and had it trucked to his North Dakota motel, the Roosevelt Inn, which already had many Teddy items as decorations.

Marty believes that the giant Teddy head, which is made of cement and steel and weighs eight tons, will attract tourists not only to his motel, but to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park just north of town. According to the National Parks Service, the North Unit is the second-least-visited national park in the entire U.S.

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Teddy Roosevelt's Giant Head

Roosevelt Inn and Suites

Address:
600 2nd Ave. SW, Watford City, ND
Directions:
Roosevelt Inn and Suites. West end of town, on the north side of US Hwy 85, just west of 5th St. Thirty miles south of the giant Abe Lincoln head in Williston.
Phone:
701-842-3686
RA Rates:
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Buffalo Trails MuseumBuffalo Trails Museum, Epping, ND - 33 mi.
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In the region:
Earl Bunyon, New Town, ND - 40 mi.

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