Reno, Nevada: Giant Indian Head: Wa-Pai-Shone

Another of the over 70 giant Indian heads -- all different -- sculpted by Peter "Wolf" Toth and scattered across North America. This one has a happier expression than most of the others.

Address:
Cowan Drive, Reno, NV
Directions:
In Idlewild Park. West side of the city. I-80 exit 12. Drive south on Keystone Ave. for a half-mile. Turn right onto Riverside Drive, then first left onto Booth St., cross the river, then first right onto Idlewild Drive. Drive a quarter-mile then turn right onto Cowan Drive and enter the park. Drive a quarter-mile and you'll see the head on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Peter Toth Indian.

Peter Toth Indian - Wa-Pai-Shone

We visited the Peter "Wolf" Toth statue in Idlewild Park. This is one of my favorite of the series [RA: Toth has sculpted over 70 giant Indian heads, all different]. This one looked much happier than the others we have visited. The park is very nice; you can forget the Casinos for a while. It is a great place for a picnic. There is a lovely pond where you can watch the geese and ducks. Just a beautiful, peaceful place. Maybe that is why the statue looks so happy.

[Jackie Solomon, 08/24/2013]

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