A friend of mine just pointed out to me a stretch of highway in North Dakota known as the Enchanted Highway. A former teacher decided to draw tourists to his town by placing giant sculptures along the highway between his town and the Interstate. He has several and is adding more every year. Now Laura fans can get their photo taken being menaced by a giant grasshopper, straight out of the grasshopper plagues. Read more about the Enchanted Highway and see a photo of the Giant Grasshopper, here:
And consider adding a swing to North Dakota on your Laura trip!
UPDATED October 17 2016: I had a broken link and I fixed it and added my current signature. I haven’t made it to the giant grasshopper yet, but here’s a photo I took at “Fragments of a Dream” in Walnut Grove, Minnesota during the grasshopper plague scene.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.