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So Minnesota: St. Paul City Hall, Ramsey County Courthouse highlights world's largest carved onyx figure

Joe Mazan
Updated: July 07, 2020 03:27 PM
Created: June 11, 2020 05:57 PM

If art is in the eye of the beholder, one statue in downtown St. Paul is a sight to see.

Inside the St. Paul City Hall/Ramsey County Courthouse is the largest carved onyx figure in the world.

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"I'm sure there are many people who have no idea that's it even here," Nancy Wellington, with Ramsey County Historical Society, said.  

The Vision of Peace is a 60-ton, 36-foot high statue that depicts five Native Americans sitting around a fire smoking their pipes of peace. 


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