The Culvert Man in Nodine, Minnesota

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 in Nodine, Minnesota
The Culvert Man in Nodine, Minnesota

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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The Culvert Man is a roadside attraction made from corrugated steel pipe sculpture outside of Nodine Culvert Sales in Nodine, Minnesota. Visit this weird roadside attraction on a Minnesota road trip. It's a fun stop on a summer road trip with kids, family, or friends. Add it to your map and itinerary!
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The Culvert Man is a roadside attraction made from corrugated steel pipe sculpture outside of Nodine Culvert Sales in Nodine, Minnesota. Visit this weird roadside attraction on a Minnesota road trip. It’s a fun stop on a summer road trip with kids, family, or friends. Add it to your map and itinerary!

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.

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.