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Lutsen, Minnesota: Tin Man and Metal Sculptures (Gone)

Wizard of Oz character, with a circular metal air vent for a head, was the largest in a group of old folk art figures. Reported gone in 2020.

Hwy 61 north of Lutsen. Need more detail on where this is.
Sept. 2020: Tin Man gone.

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Tin Man down.

Daniel's Ridge

On the way into Lutsen there is what appears to be an abandoned sculpture garden. Only a few of the sculptures are still standing, with more laying in the grass and woods. Many are of human or animal forms, with one inexplicable cactus thrown into the mix. A newly painted sign calls it "Daniel's Ridge," and a much older sign below states he was "bored of trade." Although most sculptures have fallen into disrepair, the grass is still mowed and cared for. There are also a few chairs for travelers to stop and rest while reflecting on the meaning of the signs.

[Lamfam, 08/18/2016]

We first received reports of this junk-art display in 2000. Its towering metal Tin Man now appears to have collapsed.

Tin Man and pal.

Tin Man and Other Sculptures

These sculptures are located north of Lutsen/south of Grand Marais on the north side of Hwy 61. They are located in a grassy clearing in an otherwise wooded area of the north shore. They look like they haven't been maintained in years. It's a quirky assortment!

There is a small driveway area to pull off the highway.

[Jane Holm, 08/30/2011]

Tin Man.

Tin Man and Metal Sculptures

Metal robot and other sculptures along Highway 61 north of Lutsen.

[Jack Steck, 08/31/2009]

Tin Man and pal.

Giant Tin Man

The giant tin man is north of Duluth along highway 61. There is an assortment of other sculptures, including a scarecrow, totem pole, even a cactus made from PVC pipe.

[Elaine Ramstad, 11/10/2000]

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