We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Athens, GA

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 32 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Drive-by site

This is not a destination site. It is an iron sculpture in the middle of a field. I have driven past many times, but never would I stop. Nothing to see here.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Nancy M B
,
Buffalo, Wy
Add Photo Write a Review

32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 32: English reviews
Buffalo, Wy
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is not a destination site. It is an iron sculpture in the middle of a field. I have driven past many times, but never would I stop. Nothing to see here.

Helpful?
Thank Nancy M B
St. Petersburg, Florida
Level Contributor
123 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

So driving along a two lane road outside of Watkinsville, GA pops up this IRON HORSE statue in the middle of a field!!!! With visitors parking!!!! Hahaha!!! So stop because it is pretty cool!!! Climb on it carefully and take a picture!!!

Helpful?
Thank beth ann h
Evans, Ga
Level Contributor
323 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped hear while in the area. Very interesting to see this large iron horse structure in a random field. Have a nice parking area and a walk path to the horse. Did not see any plague explaining about this art piece. Apparently it is a item that use to be on UGA's campus and was moved in the 50's. Most... More 

Helpful?
Thank tleeEvans
Athens, Georgia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Hard to believe this is actually a listed attraction. If you don't know it's there you will miss it for sure while driving from Athens to Greensboro on Hiway 15. At least it is up on a mound so you can see it but it really needs to be closer to the road and have parking nearby if you seriously... More 

Helpful?
Thank RetiredDawg
Georgia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This horse is out of the way, really out of the way! But I found it awe inspiring, out in the middle of a field, and yes, it's on private property, very grateful they let people visit. I can see how it would have been controversial years ago, but today it is beautiful in all it's glory in a simple... More 

Helpful?
Thank lessymac_R
Maine
Level Contributor
56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I can remember as a kid driving by this odd sculptor in the middle of the field outside of Watkinsville. I think that it has moved but it is still interesting.

Helpful?
Thank MaineMoke
Oxford,Ms
Level Contributor
201 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Originally this sculpture was at the UGA Campus. Many years ago was given away and this Farmer,very near the city limits of Greensboro place in a very High spot near Highway 44.

Helpful?
Thank Christian F
Bulgaria
Level Contributor
150 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

A large statue of an iron horse; not a destination, but if you happen to drive by it makes for a brief "wow, look an iron horse!" from your 4 year old.

Helpful?
Thank pesheff
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Love this sculpture in the middle of a large corn field. What a fun place to visit. We climbed it and took pictures lol, just because it's sturdy and so out there. Definitely a highlight of the day.

Helpful?
Thank IngridG
Townsend, Georgia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Iron Horse has a special place in my heart, and I always look for him as I round the curves on Hwy 15 going toward or away from Athens/Watkinsville. I think the owner is trying to eliminate foot traffic to the IH at this point in time; can hardly blame him as it is his personal property which he... More 

Helpful?
Thank Diane C

Travellers who viewed Iron Horse also viewed

 

Been to Iron Horse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Iron Horse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?