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My husband and I spent over any hour in the solitude of the prairie, walking and taking pictures. This is a marvelous outdoor museum that quietly houses the threshing machines ("dinosaurs"), important parts of farming history.
Went up to the top, nice views up there. Tons (literally) of old threshers on the way to the top. One of them is now in the bottom of a coulee. Maybe it was a victim of the wind. Great view, and could be a...More
It's not terribly rare to see roadside attractions, or roadside art when driving on rural roads in America. But occasionally you come across one that you really remember and talk about after your trip. Dinosaurs on the Prairie is one of those. Just a cool...More
Small group of colleagues and I enjoyed visiting the site. An added bonus was visiting with Harley Grenz, son of Custer and listening to his stories. 34 Threshing Machines on Hwy 34! The first one (farthest to the south) was purchased by Custer in 1944....More
The family of the late John G. "Custer" Grenz exhibits his collection of threshing machines (the "dinosaurs of the prairie) along Hwy 34 E of Napoleon ND. The walk up the ridge (a terminal glacial moraine) is exhilarating, and the view from the top is...More
Friday climbed to the top for the first time, up the fenceline alongside the threshing machines, and onto what we call Custer's Ridge, the crest, where a couple of machines have been blown over by the wind. Sublime light in the evening. Lovely walk. Site...More