Pocahontas, Iowa: Pocahontas, the Princess Giant

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Elm Ave., Pocahontas, IA
On the east edge of town, on the north side of Elm Ave./Hwy 3, about three-quarters of a mile east of the intersection of Hwy 4 and just east of NE 6th St.
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Giant Statue of Pocahontas.

Pocahontas, the Princess Giant
Impressive sculpture of the town's namesake, 25 feet tall, stands next to a road that doesn't get a lot of traffic. Built in 1954. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/01/2017]

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Giant Statue of Pocahontas

I visited the statue on November 28, 2014. Pocahontas's teepee is now in place.

[John Pettingill, 12/02/2014]

The town received a $10,000 grant to build a new giant teepee for Pocahontas, replacing an earlier teepee that disappeared about a decade ago. Looks like Pocahontas underwent a makeover as well.


Pocahontas Statue

This fine lady is still there. The statue is surprisingly close to the road. So close in fact that you have to stand in the highway to take a picture.

[Bill Diesslin, 04/09/2008]

Fortunately there isn't much traffic on that highway. Pocahontas is fondly known to locals as "Poky."

Pocahontas Statue

Many years ago, there was a tee-pee next to this Pocahontas statue. Maybe it was an information booth or souvenir shop?

[Shari Buehler, 12/10/2006]

Pocahontas statue.


Pocahontas from Pocahontas, Iowa. We came across her on our way to a meeting in northern Iowa. She is posed to welcome the weary traveler into town.

[Rex Lowe, 10/18/1998]

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