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Steele, North Dakota: World's Largest Sandhill Crane

Made of metal, but looks like the real, if giant, thing. Named "Sandy," it is 40-ft. high, built in 1998-99 by self-taught ironworker James Miller.

Cobblestone Inn and Suites

615 Mitchell Ave. N, Steele, ND
Cobblestone Inn and Suites, Just south of I-94 exit 200.
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World's Largest Sandhill Crane.

Sandy, World's Largest Sandhill Crane

The rolled sheet metal statue of a sandhill crane, named "Sandy," was created by a farmer-artist in the area.

[Joy Pierce, 07/15/2017]

World's Largest Sandhill Crane.

World's Largest Sandhill Crane

That's a big sandhill crane! Looks like they have a nice park.

[Lisa Dewane, 05/07/2017]

Sandy is 40 feet tall.


World's Largest Sandhill Crane

Located behind the Cobblestone Inn and Suites, a short detour off I-94. In a nicely maintained park area with information on birding the local area.

[Mimerm, 08/25/2015]

Giant crane.

Giant Sandhill Crane

Super cool, Giant Crane, worth every mile!

[Connie from Seattle, 09/09/2013]

The 40-foot-tall crane first appeared in 2000, and is among North Dakota's many giant roadside animals.

World's Largest Sandhill Crane

To get to this statue you'll need to drive over a bumpy gravel drive filled with construction debris, but it's worth it!

[L. Bray, 07/12/2013]

Nearby Offbeat Places

New Geographic Center of North AmericaNew Geographic Center of North America, Robinson, ND - 20 mi.
Dinosaurs On The PrairieDinosaurs On The Prairie, Napoleon, ND - 26 mi.
North Dakota Hall of FameNorth Dakota Hall of Fame, Bismarck, ND - 41 mi.
In the region:
On-A-Slant Indian Village, Mandan, ND - 45 mi.

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