Tommy the Turtle is the Most Bizarre Landmark in North Dakota
North Dakota has a lot of very unusual landmarks scattered throughout the state but one of them is really bizarre.
Yet none of those landmarks made Mandatory's list for the most bizarre landmark in each state.
That high honor was bestowed upon Tommy the Turtle in Bottineau. Of course, on par with the aforementioned landmarks, Tommy is indeed the world's largest turtle with a height of 30 feet.
According to RoadsideAmerica.com, Tommy was built by a man named Boots from Idaho and the statue was transferred to Bottineau in 1978 on a few flatbed trucks.
Tommy's eyes and nostrils are inverted quotation marks. Tommy sits atop a snowmobile and is adjacent to a couple of tennis courts. Tommy apparently symbolizes the 'Gateway to the Turtle Mountains.'
Tommy the Turtle definitely does not come to life at night to terrorize local children.
Tommy is a good turtle.