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World's Largest Prairie Chicken

Interstate 94 and Center Street, Rothsay, Minnesota USA

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“Attractions in Rothsay, MN”

Prairie Chickens have one of the most memorable mating “dances” in the animal kingdom. The male stomps his feet while releasing a “booming” sound which is triggered from his puffy orange sacs. In honor of this interesting chicken a 13-foot tall statue was erected in Rothsay, the self-proclaimed Prairie Chicken Capital of Minnesota for America’s 1976 Bicentennial.

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Reviewed by
leafamily

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0

Easy on/off us-83. Great photo opportunity. Worth the stop.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
SSGJoey

  • 11 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
July 05, 2015

Excellent place to stretch your legs. Its right off the interstate. There are 3 panels explaining the statue.

We got great picutes of the chicken trying to "peck" my head.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MarkEMcCready

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
May 07, 2015

Awesome. The chicken is actually at 1st st NW and old highway 52.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MaryEllenCox

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July 14, 2020
Rated 5.0

What a great place to stop!! Thank you to the people before me to point this out

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sslater

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July 11, 2020
Rated 4.0

It’s a big prairie chicken! Why not stop and stretch here!

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apez7up

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June 23, 2020
Rated 5.0

Right by the highway! Perfect place for a photo and a stretch!

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adventures.with.pets

  • 3 Reviews
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June 10, 2020
Rated 5.0

The chicken is RIGHT off the interstate, which is honestly ideal, and there is a gas station nearby. The chicken has multiple panels which explain her origins, and there is a small gazebo (I think?) area where you can sit for a moment.

I thought it was very charming, and my puppy enjoyed playing with all the dandelions in the walkway leading up to the chicken. Definitely recommend!

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Reviewed by
jennifer.h.armstrong

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 28, 2018
Rated 5.0

It's so close to the interstate, it's worth the stop and photo op!

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Megan Bannister

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December 30, 2017
Rated 5.0

A quirky roadside stop if you're passing through the area! Stretch your legs and learn what it means when a prairie chicken "booms."

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julie.martinezunold

  • 16 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 15, 2017
Rated 3.0

Right off the expressway- park across the street, has station in exit as well.

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World's Largest Prairie Chicken

Interstate 94 and Center Street
Rothsay, Minnesota
USA

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