Other Reptile Statues

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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 this website. [map]

Toronto, ON
Tampa, FL
This Iguana in Toronto, nicknamed Lizzy, was installed on the roof of the Menagerie Pet Shop. It was dressed up for the Christmas holiday season when I was there. The store closed in 2023 and the sculpture was removed. It was repainted and moved to the Geary Avenue Warehouse Project. [map]

This Iguana sculpture in Tampa was installed on the roof of Capital Pawn & Gold Jewelry in 2019. [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]

Salt Lake City, UT
This 33-foot-long, fiberglass Iguana was installed in 2017 as the Red Iguana restaurant. It was created by Stephen Kesler. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Moab, UT
This Lizard sculpture is installed on the side of the rock formation at Hole N' The Wall. It has been there since at least 2007. [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 Fountain
San Jose, CA
Mena, AR
This Chameleon Fountain in San Jose is located at the Santana Row shopping center. I believe it was either installed or moved to this spot around 2022. There are some other chameleon statues nearby which were created by Rey Hernandez and installed in 2016. They are made of concrete covered with tile mosaics. [map]

This Chameleon in Mena was installed in 2014 on top of the sign for Chameleon Arts, an arts and crafts studio. The metal sculpture was created by Pioneer Artisanworks of Norman, OK. [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. As of 2018, only the Chameleon was left. [map]

More Reptiles:
Gecko (North Las Vegas, NV)
Gila Monster (Tucson, AZ)
Lizard (Minneapolis, MN) [map]
Godzilla (North Mankato, MN)
Lizard (Lizard Lick, NC)
Lizard (Escalante, UT)

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