5) Totem Pole Park – Claremore, Oklahoma
It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has fascinated visitors since its completion in 1948. It claims the title of World’s Largest Concrete Totem Pole. The 90-foot totem that towers over the park, adorned in folk art, is the creation of Ed Galloway. He spent 11 years building his unusual colorful masterpiece. It’s comprised of 28 tons of cement along with 100 tons of sand and rock. The artwork on the façade features 200 carved images as well as four nine-foot Indians, each representing a different tribe. It’s the centerpiece of a beautiful nine-acre park. Here you’ll also be treated to other artifacts and folk art created by Galloway. There are numerous other totem poles throughout the beautiful park landscape. You’ll also be amazed at the eleven-sided Fiddle House, former home to his hand-carved fiddle collection. Visitors enjoy picnics on the beautifully kept grounds as well.
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