The Ice Mammoth Cometh
Curly came to the Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center in 2015 as part of the introduction to the Explorium. The statue tied into the Great Hunting Grounds theme being featured at the time.
Fun Facts about Curly
- Curly was named after Louis “Curly” Radke, a Horicon native and head of the local Izaak Walton League.
- Thousands of pieces of rebar — more than 3 miles — was used to construct Curly.
- Curly weighs 7,000 lbs. That’s 3.5 tons!
- 300 lbs. are from 3,555 feet of wire alone.
- Curly is comprised of 16,646 individual pieces.
- It took 1,300 hours to complete the sculpture.
- Curly was created by artist Curt Walker of Taylor Studios in Illinois.
Visitors to the Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center can’t pass up a photo opportunity with everyone’s favorite mammoth, Curly!