Italy, Texas: World's Largest CaterpillarThe l-o-n-g caterpillar is actually a series of prefab Quonset huts joined together in a line, with a goofy smiling face and antenna on one end. Exterior drive-by snapshot!
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Don't even have to stop for a great picture of this oddity. Great if you are riding with a non-stopper. Save your "must see" for something else, but still get a cool pic![Gretchen, 08/08/2013]
I can't help but smile when we drive by this! Cool history behind it also. Worth a look if you're close.[Whitney, 08/20/2011]
The World's Largest Caterpillar is really only good for a quick roadside picture. Take exit and stay on frontage road. You will see the caterpillar building before entering I-35 (going north).[Masten Williams, 06/26/2011]
Biggest I've ever seen -- 60 ft. wide, 350 ft. long, 22 ft. tall. Right on I-35, 45 miles south of Dallas, TX, exactly at Italy, , mile marker 386. Is seven domes merged together, formed by sprayed concrete over a balloon -- the national home of Monolithic Dome Industries.[Tom Rose, 07/03/1999]
Behind the caterpillar are sample house spray concrete constructions. Photo added Dec. 2005.
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