While Fergus Falls, Minnesota might be known best for it’s world’s largest otter statue (AKA Otto the Otter), that’s not the only roadside attraction in town worth pulling over for. Take a gander at “Super Goose,” a large Canada goose sculpture in Fergus Falls, that is also worth the pit stop.
“Super Goose” is a big steel sculpture of a migrating bird found in Van Dyk Park on the SW corner of the Otter Tail County Historical Society (where you can find tourist information, the Heirloom Garden, historical exhibits, realistic dioramas, authentic period-furnished rooms, a gift shop, and the E.T. Barnard Library).
The big goose statue was built by local artist Steve Jaenisch (1940 – 2014), who also had a hand in creating the big Otter along with several other sculptures found around town, like the fireman sculpture outside the firehall and the Madison School Memorial.
The large Canadian goose statue represents all the Canadian Geese who migrate through the area and winter in the city every year.
While it’s not the world’s largest goose, it’s still an impressive find. So impressive, it’s sure to give you goosebumps!
Fergus Falls falls on the Otter Trail Scenic Byway, a 150-mile circular drive that takes visitors to more that 1,000 lakes, wetlands, scenic trails, tribal hunting grounds, battle sites, and more roadside attractions. Besides the roadside attractions in Fergus Falls, you can find on the route the big Coot in Ashby, the Giant Turkey in Frazee, an Otter in Ottertail, Pelican Pete in Pelican Rapids, the Giant Prairie Chicken in Rothsay, the Virgin Mary in Urbank, and the Loon in Vergas.
Super Goose: Large Canada Goose Sculpture
Address: Otter Tail County Historical Society, 1110 West Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See