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Pocahontas, Iowa: Pocahontas: the Princess Giant Team Field Report

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 1956. Report... [10/01/2017]

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Pocahontas, the Princess Giant

A stop at the Pocahontas statue is definitely worth it! Now there is a bathroom as well as the cabin with some history of the town. Fun for the family to stretch their legs!

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 07/07/2021]

Teepee and bison herd mural.

Princess Pocahontas Indian Statue

I live here and this attraction has been a favorite of mine since I was a young child. There used to be a teepee souvenir building next to Pocahontas, but that was taken down in the mid-1990s due to disrepair. Several downtown businesses still have original postcards showing the original building, and new postcards showing the Indian princess and grounds as they are now.

Also at the location is the first log cabin of Pocahontas; a beautiful flower bed; and a huge mural done by the Pocahontas Area Community High School Art Club. She stands along Highway 3 East, right across the street from Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

[Holly Newhouse, 04/27/2019]


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."

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