This one is pretty far off the beaten path. Nodine is a tiny town home to little more than a church, a few businesses, and some homes. It’s on the extreme southeastern corner of the state, almost to Wisconsin, right on the edge of bluff country.
One of my personal favorites, the Nodine Culvert Man stands about 30 feet tall. He is right outside of the Nodine Culvert Company, and is made entirely of shaped metal. The cowboy hat is a nice touch. Easy to find right on the eastern edge of town.
While in the area: Great River Bluffs State Park is just minutes north of here. Great hiking with outstanding views of the Mississippi River from high up on the bluffs. The Dorer Hardwood State Forest is also great for hiking.