15 Most Bizarre Public Monuments & Sculptures in the United States

6: Cattle Drive, Dallas, Texas

Cattle Drive, Dallas, Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas. At least that’s the case at Pioneer Plaza. That’s the home to Cattle Drive, the largest bronze monument of its kind in the world. The sculpture honors the historic cattle drives that occurred along the Shawnee Trail in the 1800s. It consists of 49 six-foot steers being rounded up by three cowboy riders.

Address: Young St, Pioneer Plaza, Dallas, TX

7: Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois

Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Peter Ciro

Cloud Gate is an iconic elliptical sculpture in the middle of downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park. It’s served as a backdrop for countless tourist photos over the years and is one of the most recognizable structures in Chicago. The 110-ton sculpture is 66-feet long, 33-feet high and has a 12-foot arch. It’s made from stainless steel plates that reflect Chicago’s vibrant downtown scene.

Address: Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St Chicago, IL 60602

8: Corporate Head by Terry Allen , Ernst & Young Building, Los Angeles, CA

Corporate Head by Terry Allen , Ernst & Young Building, Los Angeles, CA
Photo Courtesy: Carlos Presto

Work got you down? You might want to head to the Ernst & Young Building in Los Angeles. That’s the home of the Corporate Head statue created by Terry Allen. The sculpture depicts a helpless businessman with his head stuck in the side of the building. The sculpture is a critique on corporate America and its impact on the average worker.

Address: 725 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
Website: www.crala.org

9: A Crocodile Eating a Capitalist, Brooklyn, NY

A Crocodile Eating a Capitalist, Brooklyn, NY

A Crocodile eating a Capitalist is exactly what you’d expect. It’s a bronze sculpture featuring a smiling crocodile in the middle of devouring a businessman. The sculpture is known for its cartoonish qualities, namely the crocodile’s human hands and the businessman’s moneybag head.

Address: 14th St., New York, NY

10: Giant Fork Sculpture, Springfield, Missouri

Giant Fork Sculpture, Springfield, Missouri

The “Show Me” state isn’t messing around. The Giant Fork sculpture is a 35-foot tall, 11-ton depiction of everyone’s favorite utensil. The fork was once located outside a now defunct restaurant, but has since been moved near a three-story ad agency building. A plaque dubbing the work “The World’s Largest Fork” accompanies the sculpture.

Address: 2215 W Chesterfield St, Springfield, MO 65807

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