The Five Tallest Statues in the South

1. The Golden Driller, Tulsa, OK (map)

Height: 76 feet
Constructed: 1953
Claim to Fame: Largest freestanding statue in the world

2. Giraffe Statue, Dallas Zoo, Dallas, TX (map)

Height: 67 feet, 6 inches
Constructed: 1997
Claim to Fame: Tallest statue in Texas

3. "A Tribute to Courage" (Statue of Sam Houston), Huntsville, TX (map)

Height: 67 feet
Constructed: 1994
Claim to Fame: World's tallest statue of an American hero

4. Christ of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, AR (map)

Height: 67 feet
Constructed: 1966
Claim to Fame: Sculpted by the late Emmet Sullivan, one of the artisans who sculpted Mount Rushmore

5. The Vulcan, Birmingham, AL (map)

Height: 56 feet
Constructed: 1904
Claim to Fame: Largest cast iron statue in the world and the largest metal statue ever made in the United States.

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