Altoona, Iowa: Moai Dude: Laid-Back Easter Island Head

An Easter Island head made of rusted steel, 11 feet tall, with a satisfied, surfer-dude grin. Created by John Brommel, 2013. In a playground.
Address:
3rd Ave. SW, Altoona, IA
Directions:
South edge of town. In a little park on the west side of 3rd Ave. SW, just north of its intersection with 24th St. SW. Two blocks west of 1st Ave. S, which is I-80 exit 143.
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Moai Dude: Laid-Back Easter Island Head

This is in a great park if you have kids 2-?, nice place to let them run around and break up a road trip. Water fountain, port-a-potty and covered picnic area.

[Meg, 09/23/2016]

Moai.

Moai Dude: Laid-Back Easter Island Head

Really not worth a detour. Just a large steel statue on a kids' playground in a subdivision!!

[Andy, 10/05/2014]

Moai Dude.

Moai Dude: Laid-Back Easter Island Head

Moai Dude: Worth it, but know it's in the burbs....

[Stefanie Renee, 07/19/2014]

Moai.

Moai Dude: Laid-Back Easter Island Head

Sculptor John Brommel has been populating Iowa with quirky artworks since 2001. This one, unveiled May 18, 2013, is an 11-foot tall, one-ton Easter Island head made of recycled, rusted steel. Brommel modified the sculpture by giving it a satisfied, surfer-dude grin, and christened it Moai Dude. It stands in a play-park that also has a pirate ship and a sea monster.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/22/2013]

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