W'eel Turtle Sculpture: Dunseith, North Dakota
21 Roadside Statues

The W'eel Turtle Sculpture was made out of 2,000 tire rims by Dales Thrifty Barn, a gas station, cafe and motel in Dunseith, North Dakota.

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Made in 1982 from 2,000 tire rims that never made it to their destination, W'eel stands sentinel on the North Dakota prairie and lures customers to Dale's Thrifty Barn, the gas station/cafe/motel responsible for its existence.

The 40-foot turtle's one-ton head bobs from side to side, perhaps acknowledging the surrounding Turtle Mountains or the annual turtle derby in nearby Boissevain, Manitoba.

Learn about the world's largest freestanding statue in the next section.