Avoca, Iowa: Volkswagen Beetle Spider8-legged nightmare, or fossil-fuel-less transport of the future?
- Chestnut St., Avoca, IA
- When traveling north on Hwy 59, at the very south edge of town when the highway curves to the west, go straight one block instead of following the curve, and there it is. From the north, take Hwy 59 all the way through town until you get to the fairgrounds where the road curves east...take a hairpin left and go back north one block.
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- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Volkswagen Beetle Spider
We stopped here driving cross country and it was an awesome discovery.[Nikki, 12/01/2013]
Old Volkswagen Beetles scuttling on long legs are a rare sight, but on a cross-country drive there's a chance you'll encounter more than one...
Worth a quick stop, only about a mile and a half south off I-80. Amazing what you can find in a cornfield in the middle of Iowa![madmonkey, 07/29/2012]
This was our second VW spider, after stopping by the one near Carson City, NV in 2007. While still very cool, of the two, the Carson City VW Spider wins for better integration of the spider legs into the spider torso. Carson City also had Christmas lights in July that Avoca did not.[Steve Cook, 11/05/2009]
This is a giant spider made of a Volkswagen body. It is just sitting on this lot for no apparent reason![Phyllis Bruce, 11/21/2007]