Hanksville, Utah: Scrap Metal FossilsA homemade effort to fashion thunder lizards out of old car parts, along with other rusting junk characters.
Desert Inn Motel
- 197 East Hwy 24, Hanksville, UT
- Desert Inn Motel. I-70 W Exit to State Route 24 South, just past the intersection of State Route 95, in the town limits. Right along the side of the highway.
Visitor Tips and News About Scrap Metal Fossils
I visited the Hanksville scrap metal fossils in October 2010 and they are all still there (though a bit rustier).[William Haun, 12/21/2010]
In the little "town" of Hanksville, UT, there is an abandoned hotel on the main strip which boasts about 5-10 scrap metal "fossils." All look like animals you would see in museums, but made of pieces of scrap metal and painted white.[Jim Heverin, 06/16/2005]
In Hanksville (named after Hank's, the restaurant, but that's another story) are a couple of curious, ahem, sculptures. Seems somebody thought the guy who makes the dino-skeletons out of car parts was cool, and tried it himself. The best one was a life-size critter whose skull was composed of the hood and trunk lid of a Beetle. Not truly cool, more like truly crap, but I'm getting the idea that your site's about the schmaltz. Was there last in January '97.[Chris Corich, 06/20/1998]