Regent, North Dakota: Enchanted Highway

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Address:
Regency-Gladstone Rd, Regent, ND
Directions:
I-94 exit 72 (Gladstone). Head south along Regency-Gladstone Rd for many miles.
Phone:
701-563-6400
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Enchanted Highway.

Enchanted Highway
Gary Greff's towering, fanciful metal sculptures appear every few miles along one empty road in the middle of nowhere -- soon to become somewhere if enough people come to look. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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We stumbled across the Enchanted Highway and would say it is definitely worth the detour, especially if you're a fan of big stuff. I recommend staying on I-94 until exit 72 and then go straight south towards Regent. This is the best way to see the sculptures, as they face the north. Each one tells you the distance to the next and every pullout is large enough to be RV friendly. I was pleasantly surprised at how large these sculptures were. They have done a nice job of maintaining the area, and even some of the fencing is unique to the larger sculpture. The Jumping Deer pullout has a small but fun maze to walk through.

I was bummed the gift shop was closed but it looked like it would be worth the stop. I highly recommend this fun and leisurely drive. Next time I hope to stay at the Enchanted Castle and check out the tavern. It looks like a blast.

[I. Johnson, 09/10/2019]

Enchanted Highway.

Enchanted Highway

Sadly, we weren't able to make it the whole way with a four-year-old and six-month-old who were already tired out from visiting the Dinosaur Museum in Dickinson. We got to the giant Deer, only about five miles off I-94, and then the Grasshopper another 12 miles south of the deer. We were thankful that each stop has a sign stating how many miles the next attraction is down the road; we just wish everything had been set up as a loop or at least parallel to the Interstate so that we could have seen more without having to go too far out of our way. I do highly recommend it, and will definitely be back when the kids are a little older!

[Olivia L., 08/28/2019]

It's great that you saw at least some of it. The purpose of the Enchanted Highway is to encourage travelers to go "far out of the way" -- off of the Interstate and down the highway, all the way into the little town of Regent. Perhaps artist Gary Greff could add an energizing "XX Miles to Ice Cream" sign at each sculpture!

Pheasants.

Enchanted Highway

We saw the Enchanted Highway sign and decided to take a look...so glad we did.

[Lindsay Baumeister, 10/25/2016]

Giant grasshoppers.

Enchanted Highway

Crawling all over them isn't encouraged per se, but fence-hopping is part of the roadside attraction spirit. Right?

[Darren Collins, 09/02/2011]

Nearby Offbeat Places

The Enchanted CastleThe Enchanted Castle, Regent, ND - 2 mi.
Lefor Bank VaultLefor Bank Vault, Lefor, ND - 16 mi.
Young Teddy RooseveltYoung Teddy Roosevelt, Dickinson, ND - 32 mi.
In the region:
Fake Cop, Amidon, ND - 37 mi.

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