Mandan, North Dakota: Life-Size 32-Piece Cattle Drive

Sculpted out of big plates of sheet steel by Larry Kahl in memory of his rancher dad. 1,200 feet long atop a bluff. Includes a riderless horse and a hard-to-miss memorial sign.
Address:
Sunny Rd S., Mandan, ND
Directions:
West edge of town. I-94 exit 152. Drive south on Sunset Drive/6th Ave. for 1.5 miles until it ends. Turn right at the stoplight onto Main St. W. Drive two miles. Turn left at the red veterinary clinc sign onto Sunny Lane S. Cross the train tracks, then turn left onto Sunny Rd S. Drive a little over a half-mile. The road will turn to dirt, and you'll see a kind of industrial scrapyard place on the right. The cattle drive is atop the hill behind the scrapyard.
Admission:
Free
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Life-Size 32-Piece Cattle Drive

The Cattle Drive was pretty neat to look at. Would like to be able to get closer, but then I wouldn't be able to take in the whole thing.

[Esther, 06/25/2015]

The metal cutout cattle drive is a tribute to rancher Buddy Kahl. It sits on a ridge line, designed to be enjoyed from a distance.

Life-Sized 32-piece, Silhouetted Cattle Drive

Long, stretched out herd on the top of a hill behind a concrete/heavy machinery-type place. Need a panoramic camera to get a decent photo. I thought it was a waste, as you can't even get up to it. I tried. I guess I could have walked through the business property or private residences properties and climbed the hill. Not worth a trip unless you are literally going right through Mandan. Trust me. I drive thousands of miles on planned courses to see stuff like this.

[Fella Drevlow, 07/17/2006]
Life-Sized 32-piece, Silhouetted Cattle Drive

A truly western and unique memorial stands on a ridge just north of the late Buddy Kahl's ranch. A life-sized metal silhouetted cattle drive, stretching 1,200 feet, symbolizes Kahl's final trip with the herd, while recognizing that his presence will always be felt in the area. Buddy's son, Larry Kahl, made and erected the two-dimensional 32-piece tribute, and has planned 15 to 20 more pieces to add.

[Janis Schole, 11/25/2004]

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