Bismarck, North Dakota: Reflections: Big Shiny Ball and Eagle

An outdoor sculpture of a big, cement eagle, which appears to be scooping up an equally big, shiny, silver ball with its wings. Deserves contemplation, or at least a snapshot.

Address:
River Rd, Bismarck, ND
Directions:
On the west side of River Rd, three-quarters of a mile south of the I-94B/W. Main Ave. bridge.
Admission:
Free
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Eagle with feathers.

Reflections: Big Shiny Ball and Eagle

The eagle now has feathers!

[Nat Collins, 07/27/2021]

Eagle of cement with orb.

Reflections: Big Shiny Ball and Eagle

Some figures, such as Bismarck's four-headed Thunderbird and Giant Lewis and Clark, listed separately on RoadsideAmerica.com, are in the category of "bad" art. Not bad-kitsch and therefore cool, but just bad-inept. Others' opinions of course will vary. For those seeking more of the same, less than a mile south of Lewis, Clark, and the Thunderbird is another piece, "Reflections" -- a reflective sphere encompassed by an eagle's wings. The eagle is poorly executed, and admirers and vandals have dulled the sphere and put a huge dent in it, so the point is kind of lost. Still, of course, others' opinions will vary.

[Flamingo John, 08/15/2013]

Protect our shiny orb, soaring eagle of cement!


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Four-Headed Thunderbird StatueFour-Headed Thunderbird Statue, Bismarck, ND - < 1 mi.
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