Reptile Statues (page 2)

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Vandalia, IL
This Dragon is located on Highway 40 in front of the True Value hardware store. It is 30 feet tall and 40 feet long and was installed here in 1999. The dragon was produced by the ESC construction company and breathes fire with the help of a propane tank. However, it wasn't working when I was there in 2006. His red eyes also light up. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Philadelphia, PA
These Dragons were created by Ward Eliker and installed in a parking lot in Chinatown in 2009. The four bronze dragons are mounted on stainless steel poles. [map]

Los Angeles, CA
These two Dragons are installed at the southern entrance to Chinatown. They were designed by Rupert Mok and installed in 2001. They are lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Seattle, WA
Paris, TX
Green Dragon Market
Ephrata, PA
Las Vegas, NV
This Dragon in Seattle is located at the entrance to Chinatown. There were 10 of these light pole dragons installed in 2002. They are made of fiberglass and lit from within at night. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Dragon in Paris statue is installed in front of Paris Junior College. "Pyro" is the college's mascot. The statue was produced by Daon Wall in 2001. [map]

The Green Dragon Market features this giant dragon on top of the sign. I'm sorry about the blur of the second photo. The cars were pretty menacing when I was taking the photo. [map]

These two Griffins in Las Vegas are installed in front of the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino which was built in 1999. [map]

Fresno, CA
This Dragon is located next to the track of the Dragon Coaster, a kiddie roller coaster, at Playland amusement park. Playland opened in 1955. I don't know when this Dragon was built.

Lake Orion, MI
Marshfield, MI
This Dragon in Lake Orion is apparently trailered around town to advertise the annual Dragon on the Lake festival. For more, see this website.

The Dragons in Marshfield were created by Clyde Wynia. They are part of the collection of his sculptures known as Jurustic Park. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Cecil the Serpent
Hawthorne, NV
Cecil the Serpent is said to live in Walker Lake. The local legend goes back to the 1800s. In 1964, a water float depicting Cecil was built. It was destroyed in a fire in 1966. This parade float was built around then. He appears each year at the Armed Forces Day Parade, Christmas Parade, and local Mineral County High School games. Cecil is 90 feet long when assembled and breathes smoke. For more, see this website. [map]

More Giant Dragons:
Hallandale, FL
Merritt Island, FL [gone]
Carbondale, IL
East Bethany, NY
Dayton, OH
Caryville, TN

Clayton, NM
This Serpent sculpture is installed over a vacant building downtown. Does anyone know anything about it? [map]

Sea Serpent
Crosby, MN
Sea Serpent
Duncannon, PA
The fiberglass Sea Serpent in Crosby was built in 1977 by Creative Display. The statue is 20 feet tall. It is installed in Crosby Memorial Park, next to Serpent Lake.

The Sea Serpent in Duncannon is from the same fiberglass mold as the one in Crosby. The statue has been here since at least 2005. It is located at Burgundy's Restaurant. [map]

Sea Serpent
The Woodlands, TX
This metal Sea Serpent sculpture was installed in Lake Woodlands in 1985. It was built by Marc Rosenthal and originally installed in Houston. The sculpture is entitled "Rise of the Midgard Serpent". It is six feet tall and 35 feet long. [map]

Grand Rapids, MI
Nessie, a Loch Ness Monster, was built in 2009 by a group of Grand Rapids artists. The sculpture is composed of five floating pieces. Together, they make Nessie 18 feet tall and 100 feet long. It was built with styrofoam, polystyrene over a wood frame. Nessie's eyes glow red at night, powered by solar panels. In 2010, the sculpture was moved to John Ball Park near the zoo. These photos are from 2011. The statue was originally located on the Grand River in town. For more, see this website.

More Nessie & Lake Monster Statues:
Mitchell, SD
Brattleboro, VT
Burlington, VT

Big Mo
Cave City, KY
Big Mo lies in front of Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop. This "Mosasaur" is made of cement and was probably built in 1970 when the Mystery House was built. Big Mike's is a gift and souvenir shop. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Toronto, ON
This Iguana sculpture in Toronto is installed on the roof of the Menagerie pet shop. He was dressed up for the Christmas holiday season when I was there. For more, see this website. [map]

Fort Worth, TX
This 40 foot long Iguana sculpture was created in 1978 by Daddy O' Wade. "Iggy" was installed on the roof of the Lone Star Cafe in New York City until 1989 when the bar closed. The sculpture was sold at auction and moved to Virginia. It was sold back to Wade a few years later and returned briefly to New York City. The sculpture was in storage in Fort Worth from 2000-2010. It was then restored and installed on the roof of the Fort Worth Zoo's animal hospital. The sculpture is made of wire mesh, polyurethane and pipe. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Iggy the Iguana
St. Paul, MN
Iggy the Iguana is located outside the Science Museum of Minnesota. The 40 foot long statue was created by Nicholas Swearer from 1971-1975. The statue is composed of 12,500 railroad spikes. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Gila Monster
Carefree, AZ
This Gila Monster slide is installed at the playground at the Carefree Desert Gardens. It was built by the Larson Company. The company had installed a Gila Monster slide at a mall in Mesa, AZ by 1991. It is apparently gone. This might be the same one or the company might have produced more than one. This one has been here since at least 2007. These photos are from 2018. [map]

Kingman, AZ
This Chuckwalla sculpture was created by Solomon Bassoff and installed in 2018. It is seven feet long and made from metal and Italian mosaic glass. For more, see this website. [map]

Chameleon & Frilled Dragon
Albuquerque, NM
This Chameleon and Frilled Dragon sculptures are installed on the building of the Fins 'n Critters pet shop. The sculptures have been there since at least 2010. [map]

College Park, MD
The bronze statue of Testudo is installed at the McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland. Testudo the Terrapin is a Chesapeake Bay diamondback turtle and the university's mascot. The statue was created in 1933. Students rub his nose for good luck before exams. For more, see this website.

Galapagos Tortoise
Fort Worth, TX
Philadelphia, PA
This Galapagos Tortoise is installed in front of the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. The sculpture was made from chrome car bumpers and welded steel by Jon G. Bedford in 1984.

This bronze Tortoise statue is located at the Please Touch Museum.

Myrtle the Turtle
Joshua Tree, CA
Myrtle the Turtle represents a desert tortoise. The turtle was built around 1957 from plaster, wood, and steel. It was used in the local, annual Turtle Days parade. The statue was rebuilt in 1971 and is now installed in front of a shopping strip. [map]

Desert Tortoise
Bullhead City, AZ
This Desert Tortoise was commissioned by a local resident and displayed on his property. The statue is made of concrete reinforced with steel rods. He nicknamed the statue "Poki." When the owner moved to Montana, he donated the statue to Bullhead City. In 2014, it was installed in front of the Chamber of Commerce. For more, see this website. [map]

Turtle Playground
St. Louis, MO
The Turtle Playground was built in 1996 in Forest Park. The concrete turtles were created by Robert Cassilly. The sculptures include a snapping turtle, a soft-shelled turtle, a red-eared slider, a Mississippi map turtle, three box turtles, and a stinkpot. There is also a snake, a serpent, and three turtles hatching from eggs. [map]

More Turtle Statues:
Churubusco, IN
Breaux Bridge, LA
Bottineau, ND
Dunseith, ND
Turtle Lake, ND
Niagara Falls, NY
Turtleford, SK

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