A 30 foot giant metal cowboy sculpture stands outside of Nodine Culvert Sales in Nodine, Minnesota. The Culvert Man is made out of corrugated steel culvert pipes, giving his outfit a corduroy look and his cowboy hat a crimped flair. His eyes look up at the pipe he holds above his head with a furrowed expression as if to either say, “I’ve got this,” or, “when the heck can I put this thing down?” The Minnesota roadside attraction sticks out his tongue at customers and passerbys, beckoning them to come on in and check out his pipes.
The Culvert Man
Location: Nodine Culvert Sales, 42846 Hwy 12, Nodine, MN
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.
Date: August 29, 2008
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I first saw the this giant metal man while taking a road trip from Chicago to Mount Rushmore. Looking for more Minnesota roadside attractions? Check out the Jolly Green Giant statue and a statue of his friend Sprout in Blue Earth.