Colorado Springs, Colorado: Herkimer, the World's Largest Beetle
Herkimer, the World's Largest Beetle
A big Hercules beetle nicknamed "Herkimer" draws traffic to a museum of bugs. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
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World's Largest Beetle
The giant beetle now has a barbed wire fence around it and a sign stating CLOSED. This may refer to the bug or the May Museum, it is unclear which. The fence makes it hard for a close-up photo opportunity. But someone has put in a new, cindered parking area below the hill so that it is easier to park to access and view the bug.[Sheri A, 04/20/2013]
The museum opens its regular hours on May 1st. The Beetle is always visible.
May Museum of the Tropics - Hercules Beetle
Just south of Colorado Springs, there is a huge statue of a Hercules beetle at the entrance to this combination campground/insect museum/space museum. We spent the night at the campground overlooking the Rockies and toured the "bug" museum. Unfortunately the space museum will have to wait for our next trip.[anon, 01/01/1998]