Shelby, Iowa: 76-Foot-Tall Corn Stalk

Made of rusty metal, the artwork in Agri-Symbol Park represents the top crops grown by Shelby's farmers.

Address:
385th St., Shelby, IA
Directions:
I-80 exit 34. On the northwest side, next to the gas station.
Admission:
Free
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Corn stalk.

76-Foot-Tall Corn Stalk

The gas station next to the cornstalk is undergoing renovation, probably done soon. The interesting thing about it is that it has at least seven Tesla charging stations.

[Jon Morgan, 01/18/2020]

The cornstalk can't be happy. If everyone drives Tesla electric vehicles, who will use the ethanol made from corn?

76-Foot-Tall Corn Stalk

Good rest stop. You can gas up, visit the Corn Crib store/cafe and use the restroom. Nice little park/picnic area to stretch your legs and see the sculpture.

[K, 06/15/2019]

Agri-Symbol Park.

76-Foot-Tall Corn Stalk

The corn stalk is in a park just off of Interstate 80 as you enter Shelby. It stands at the entrance to the Old Stone Arch Nature Trail, which looked like a great hike but I didn't have time to walk it.

[Trace, 06/03/2017]

Officially named "Agri-Symbol," the metal artwork is by Cliff Carlson. It includes the outline of corn, a pig, and a cow, which are the top three commodities produced by Shelby's farmers.


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