The World’s Largest Smokey Bear Statue
- Date Visited: July 21, 2021
- Address: 100 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745
- Hours: 24/7
- Price: Free
Standing guard in front of Dahl’s Chainsaw Art in Hill City, South Dakota is the World’s Largest Smokey Bear statue.
Completed in just 10 days by seven wood artists from around the country Smokey stands 30-feet-tall and is 25-feet-wide. The giant wooden statue was constructed this year and became a permanent resident of the city on May 10th.
This beauty is just incredible. He is so large and so well constructed and just looks absolutely incredible. Hill City is a cute little tourist town in the Black Hills of South Dakota with some great museums, shops and even a train. This colossal new statue is just another reason to visit this charming place.
For over a decade Dahl’s Chainsaw Art has been making a name for themselves in the Black Hills. Their work is spectacular and they have 3 different shops in the region with an ever changing inventory and some permanent residents as well. Last year I sat my butt in the giant wood chairs at all three of their locations for some fun Instagram worthy pics.
I’ve already made posts on each individual location so just click on the city names below to check out those posts.