New Salem, North Dakota: Salem Sue, World's Largest Holstein Cow

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Address:
N. 8th St., New Salem, ND
Directions:
I-94, 34 miles west of Bismarck, south side. New Salem exit 127, then south a half-mile on N. 8th St. Turn right at the Salem Sue sign, then follow the dirt road. You'll see her in the distance, atop a hill.
Hours:
Not visible at night. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
701-843-7828
Admission:
Donations for maintenance appreciated.
RA Rates:
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Cow statue.

Salem Sue, World's Largest Holstein Cow
Salem Sue, who's already big, towers above New Salem on a rare North Dakota hill. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Salem Sue.

Salem Sue, World's Largest Holstein Cow

This is the second time we've seen her, but this time we got closer.

[steven strick, 07/12/2020]

Salem Sue is only a mile off an interstate exit, perched atop a rare North Dakota hill. RVers: A sign at the road entrance up to the statue advises "Max. Vehicle Length: 40 ft."

Salem Sue the Cow.

World's Largest Cow

Sue is looking better than ever! She's a fun stop for kids, but not very accessible for people with mobility issues. It is a steep walk up to her.

[Olivia L., 08/29/2019]

Salem Sue in winter.

Salem Sue, World's Largest Holstein Cow

Must stop for world's largest aficionados. The road up wasn't plowed when we stopped in late December but she looked majestic all covered in snow! Have a moo-rific day!

[Gina, 01/01/2019]

Sue's Udders.

Salem Sue, World's Largest Holstein Cow

The town takes great care of Sue and she's definitely a "must see." There are even a few picnic tables nearby to enjoy a snack.

[Jacqueline, 07/24/2015]

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In the region:
Big Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea Figures, Bismarck, ND - 28 mi.

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