Afton, Wyoming: World's Largest Elkhorn ArchOver 3,000 antlers are woven into a rectangular arch, stretched above the four lanes of a downtown highway. Spans 75 ft., 18 ft. high.
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Disturbing monument to sport killing. Could have done without seeing that.[Todd Penland, 06/08/2010]
Make sure you skip the drive through Baby Rabbit Pelt Tunnel and the scenic route up Duckbill Mountain. One of our team points out that antlers fall off naturally, so it might be inaccurate to assume any of these are from shot elk. A true sport killing monument would include the attached heads.
The World's Largest Elkhorn Arch contains over 3,000 elk antlers. The arch is 75 feet wide, and 18 feet above the four lanes of Highway 89 in downtown. An informative sign on one end claims: "To duplicate this arch at today's prices the cost would be over $300,000 for the antlers alone. There's also a free spring water dispenser next to the Afton arch -- a bonus for the thirsty Elkhorn Arch snapshot collector.[Jay Kirby, 08/11/2005]
As you pass through Afton going south on US 89, you pass a little sign on the right for the World's Largest Intermitent Spring, somewhere in the mountains off to the east. About a quarter mile or so further south, as you drive through downtown, you pass directly under the World's Largest Elkhorn Arch, which spans four lanes of traffic.[Shawn McCausland, 01/27/2001]