Preston, Minnesota: Huge Trout Statue

On wheels. No doubt pulled through the streets during Preston Trout Days.

Address:
608 Houston St. NW, Preston, MN
Directions:
In front of Preston Service Plus, on the southwest corner of US Hwy 52 and Houston St. NW.
Admission:
Free
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Huge Trout Statue

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Trout statue.

Huge Trout Statue

The huge trout statue has been moved, and now sits on a small triangle lot on US 16 and Houston St. NW.

[Bruce-e, 06/29/2013]

The big fish is on a trailer, which means that this may not be its final move. If you don't see it, look around; Preston may be the Trout Capital, but it's a small town.

Fiberglass fish.

Preston Fish Statue

A recent photo of the Preston fish trailer...

[Mike Peters, 12/18/2008]
Chainsaw-Carved Fish

The chainsaw-carved fish is gone. I'm told it rotted away and was destroyed. However, the big fiberglass trout on a trailer is still on display in town.

[Debra Jane Seltzer, 11/01/2008]

Fiberglass... it almost lasts forever....

Huge Trout statue

Preston, Minnesota, home of the Root River Trail, sports a huge chain-saw carved trout. The detail is tremendous. The trout attends local (southeast Minnesotan) parades, and is present during "Preston Trout Days", which brings in visitors from nation-wide to participate in trout opening season. Preston and the surrounding area is noted for its trout fishing, scenic bluffs, Root River Trail, and related outdoor activities.

[Diane, 02/28/1997]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Two-Way OldsmobileTwo-Way Oldsmobile, Preston, MN - < 1 mi.
Two-Headed Calf, Padlock of Viking Leif EricsonTwo-Headed Calf, Padlock of Viking Leif Ericson, Fountain, MN - 5 mi.
Niagara CaveNiagara Cave, Harmony, MN - 11 mi.
In the region:
Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch, Fredericksburg, IA - 53 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Minnesota Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Art Cartopia, Trinidad, Colorado (Jul 26-Aug 1, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now