Detroit Lakes, Minnesota: Huge Kid Reading a Book

Sculpted out of 12 tons of concrete, a 15-foot-long kid lounges while reading a book in his lap. Built to be climbed on.
Address:
Frazee St., Detroit Lakes, MN
Directions:
Downtown, in front of the library. On the south side of Frazee St., just west of its intersection with Washington Ave.
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Huge Kid Reading a Book

In front of the Public Library in Detroit Lakes is a huge, brand-new statue of a child reading a book. It was designed with the intention for kids to climb and pose on it.

[BS Meyer, 11/12/2015]

The statue, by local sculptor Hans Gilsdorf, was unveiled Sep. 10, 2015. Although it looks like bronze, it's actually epoxy-coated concrete -- bronze would be too hot to climb on.

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