Fort Payne, Alabama: Junk Creatures of Mike Goggans

Folk artist Mike Goggans has a shiny silver robot named Lirpa Anad Nitsud out by the road. More sculptures are hidden behind some nearby trees, including the towering Trashosaurus.
Address:
DeSoto Pkwy, Fort Payne, AL
Directions:
From downtown Fort Payne (US Hwy 11) turn east at the stoplight onto Hwy 35/5th Ave. SE. Follow it up the mountain for 2.5 miles. At the blinker light, turn left (north) onto Hwy 89/DeSoto Pkwy. Drive 2.5 miles. You'll come to a blinker light with a Shell station on the right. You'll see the shiny robot on the left. Trashosauarus is behind it, hidden behind a tree.
Hours:
By appt. Call ahead to be let into the gated yard. (Call to verify)
Phone:
256-845-9162
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Lirpa Anad Nitsud.

Lirpa Anad Nitsud

Having recently discovered Roadside America, I decided to take a weekend road trip and see as many attractions as I could. The Lirpa Anad Nitsud sculpture was one of my first stops. I was impressed -- but the pictures don't do it justice. Instead of being a matte finish it is more of a shiny chrome-like finish.

[Dave Turner, 05/12/2015]

Lirpa Anad Nitsud.

Lirpa Anad Nitsud - Scrap Robot

The sign below the robot says Lirpa Anad Nitsud, which spelled backwards is Dustin, Dana, and April (maybe the artists' names?)

[Zeus, 04/09/2012]

Or the names of the artist's children...and that's their terrifying cybernetic nanny.

Zirpa Anad Nitsurd

Lirpa Anad Nitsud

We were in Fort Payne over the weekend and I got to see this sculpture, Zirpa Anad Nitsurd. It is still on County Road 89 (like you're going to DeSoto State Park). It's next to an old building that has a sign saying "The Barnyard." We thought it was pretty cool.

[P.A. Baker, 07/21/2011]

Robot sculpture.

Zirpa Anad Nitsurd

A very interesting collection of metal. Breastplates are Ford and DeSoto hubcaps, very good assortment of automotive parts and household appliances. Sign says; My name is "Zirpa Anad Nitsurd". Created by Mike Goggens, 1999.

[Tony Lowros, 11/23/2000]

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