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Chamberlain, South Dakota: Big Pheasant Made of Railroad Spikes

Sculptural salute to South Dakota pheasant hunters. Plumage made of 1,600 colorfully painted railroad spikes and other scrap metal by artist Keith Booth. Unveiled Oct. 2019.

129 Lakeview Heights, Chamberlain, SD
I-90 exit 263. Turn onto S. Main St. You'll see the South Dakota Hall of Fame on one side of the street; the Pheasant is on the other.
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Artist and his sculpture.

Big Pheasant Made of Railroad Spikes

It's actually just over 1,900 railroad spikes, around 400 big railroad square nuts, lawn mower blades, and transmission parts. It weighs around a ton. It took around a month to assemble. I'm glad to see that my piece is getting a bit of attention. Thanks! - artist Keith Booth

[keith booth, 07/15/2020]

Spike pheasant.

Big Pheasant Made of Railroad Spikes

Well done piece of pop art. Super easy to find off I-90. Drive right up to it parking.

[Cajun Wonder Woman, 07/07/2020]

It's an unusual tribute -- not to the abundant area pheasants, but to the hunters who shoot them. The scrap metal pheasant was created in 2019.

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In the region:
Rest Stop Tiny Church - Westbound, White Lake, SD - 37 mi.

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