Abraham Lincoln’s “Giant Head”

As you drive along I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne, you may have seen Abraham Lincoln’s Giant Head? Well to be fair you can’t really miss it…! 

 

Have you ever driven along I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne? and seen the “Giant Head” of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln? Well if you have, you must have seen it? because you sure can’t miss it…!

It was sculpted by Robert Russin (A professor of art at the Wyoming university) in 1959 and was placed on the highest part of the old highway 30 (Lincoln highway) which ran from New York City to San Francisco. But in 1969 after interstate 80 was built, state officials moved the monument to the Summit rest area, they added a visitor’s center and now the monument is visited by over 200.000 visitors per year.

The giant bronze head it’s self weighs over two tons and stands at 13.5 feet tall and sits very nicely on a 30-foot granite pedestal, allowing the president to be seen from a far distance.

Useful stuff…

The monument is off I-80 at the 323 exit, there is also a large parking area, enabling you to comfortably stretch your legs during a long drive.

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