Turtle Lake, North Dakota: Rusty the Giant Turtle

A large turtle statue, nicknamed Rusty, is the centerpiece of a park in Turtle Lake.
Hwy 41, Turtle Lake, ND
In a small city park, on the south side of town. It is just off Main St. and Highway 41. Easiest parking access is just off highway 41 along south ave.
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Rusty the Giant Turtle

Erected in 1995 in memory of Harold Hanson, a community leader, for the 90th anniversary of Turtle Lake.

[Travis & Melanie, 07/17/2010]

North Dakota has a thing for gargantuan turtles; see the one in Bottineau and in Dunseith.

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